This stop of the tour led to a very special surprise guest appearance, ’80s wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan.
“Y’all make some noise for the G.O.A.T., Hulk Hogan, everyone.”
Jason Aldean says into the microphone as Hogan joins him on stage carrying one of Aldean’s guitars. Hogan walks up to the mic to address the crowd, and the audience is roaring with excitement to see the WWE legend on stage.
“What’s up, Jason Aldean maniacs? What’s up, Tampa, Florida? Let me hear how much love you’ve got for Jason Mania, brother! We love you.”
After his few words, he blows a few kisses to the crowd as Aldean returns the mic and reiterates how Hogan is the greatest of all time. Hogan then makes his way off the stage, doing a little surfer move and saying hi to the rest of Aldean’s band.
For 70 years old, Hogan looks pretty dang good, and the Tampa crowd ate up seeing one of WWE’s famed faces.
While this is a golden moment for those in the crowd, it does not compare to the appearance Hogan made on The Dolly Show, marrying Parton for a show skit.
Dolly Parton’s Wedding To Hulk Hogan
“Starlight, Starbright, the greatest in the land…”
Two things that don’t go together but oddly work? Dolly Parton and Hulk Hogan. We are walking down memory lane to the ’80s when Dolly Parton had her television show.
On a recap episode of her variety show, they returned to one of the first episodes where Dolly wrote a song called “He’s Got A Headlock On My Heart.” For the skit, she appropriately was a fan girl for the ever-popular WWE wrestler Hulk Hogan.
“I’m going to do something now that we have had so many requests for. On my very first show, I did a video with Hulk Hogan, and it was for a song I wrote called “He’s Got A Headlock On My Heart.”
And I wrote that because in one of those gossip magazines, you know, where they tell everything that ain’t true… Well, they predicted I would fall in love with a 300-pound wrestler and make a video and all of that. I thought it was great, and the people wanted to see it again. We’ve gotten so many calls.
Every day I get calls about showing this video…most of them are from Hulk. But what the heck, I want to see it again too.”
The video and song hilariously follows a young Dolly Parton as a fangirl of Hulk Hogan’s wrestling character, Starlight Starbright. The wrestler notices her from the ring and whisks her off her feet (literally), and they fall in love.
The ceremony takes place, you guessed it, in the ring.
“I guess you could say he has pinned me down for a lifetime.”
Parton says to the camera at the end of the skit.
The video is lighthearted, fun and captures the genius humor of Parton. I bet the fu-manchu mustache stole her heart… man, the ’80s were wild.