In an interview on the Tonight Show, [Hulk] Hogan acknowledged that the George Foreman grill was originally offered to him, but he failed to respond in time, thus allowing Foreman to use his endorsement. This was backed up by an episode of Hogan Knows Best, in which his wife Linda and the family were worried about Hogan’s wrestling career (after watching a bloody match between Hulk and Shawn Michaels at SummerSlam 2005) and pleaded with him to take up a career in marketing. Hulk explains about turning down the Foreman grill, and his choice to invest in a shake-mixer instead, saying that whenever he thinks about investing in something “big”, he thinks about what happened with the grill and the shake-mixer. However, he has since endorsed a similar product known as “Hulk Hogan’s Ultimate Grill”.
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