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Hulk Hogan Rob Ford: Wrestling Superstar Arm Wrestles Mayor of Toronto (VIDEO)

By Charlie Connell c.connell@hngn.com | Aug 24, 2013 10:26 AM EDT

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The arm-wrestling match between Rob Ford, the embattled mayor of Toronto, and wrestling legend Hulk Hogan had all of the same elements that made Hogan's wrestling matches of the 1980s classic; trash talk, theme songs, a little bit of nationalism and a hefty dose of Hulkamania.

The one notable difference is that when the smoke cleared and the arm wrestling was done Hogan was defeated, according to the Huffington Post.

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Hogan was in Toronto to participate in an event called Fan Expo Canada, a convention devoted to all sorts of different genres of pop culture and the arm wrestling match kicked off the expo, according to the Huffington Post.

The wrestling superstar came out to his old entrance music, "Real American", while the mayor used the music that helped Rocky Balboa train to defeat Mr. T, Survivor's "Eye of the Tiger." Both men topped the scales at 300 plus pounds so this was definitely a heavyweight matchup, reports the Huffington Post.

Clad in his usual tank top and bandana Hogan trash talked Ford from the onset of their match.

"Big man, oh, that's all you got?" Hogan said. "Not only am I going to rip this arm off, I'm going to take your job while I'm at it, brother. Mayor Hogan."

The two seemed evenly matched for the first 30 seconds or so. Then, just as Hogan was taking the advantage, Ford was able to slam Hogan's arm to the table and win, according to UPI.

One thing that the two men have in common is that they have both had tussles with the website Gawker. Hogan is currently suing Gawker for posting a sex tape involving the former WWE superstar with the wife of his friend, radio DJ Bubba the Love Sponge, according to UPI.

Ford is still caught up in a scandal when reporters from the Toronto Star, the Globe and Mail and Gawker were shown a video that allegedly showed Ford smoking crack and saying offensive things about some of his political rivals. The owner of the tape was attempting to sell it to the media sources and by the time Gawker crowd sourced the money with a "crackstarter," a pun on the popular crowd-sourcing website Kickstarter, the owner had gone off the grid and could not be found, according to UPI.

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