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I'm surprised that there is not yet a corrections and omissions up for No Holds Barred. Did I somehow miss it? Here are the things I would like to point out. -The reason Hulk is not called by his normal stage name is probably because Marvel Comics has rights to the use of "Hulk" in most contexts. My understanding is there is a business arrangement that dictates under what circumstances Hulk Hogan can be called by this name, and presumably as the lead character in the movie is not one of those situations. -To answer Jason's question, Hogan was initially a bad guy until he appeared in Rocky III, after which he became the familiar Hulk Hogan we all know. In the late 90's, he again became bad after starting a wrestling group called the NWO. -As an aside, after No Holds Barred, Zeus actually wrestled for the WWF for a while. The storyline was essentially that he had let his movie rivalry with Hogan go to his head and was there to challenge Hogan. Much later, in WCW, they brought him back to confront Hogan as some sort of "ghost from the past", but they could not use the name Zeus, so they called him Big Z Z-Gangsta [thank you Smigg]. Of course, many fans probably did not know who he was because WCW could not even mention that this was some guy from an obscure movie Hogan was in, as that would have probably resulted in a lawsuit. EDIT: And I completely forgot to mention; during the Podcast, there was repeated questioning of why certain movie-making decisions were not made which would have advanced the idea that pro wrestling is real. It needs to be pointed out that one of Vince McMahon's "innovations" was to openly admit that pro wrestling is not real. That's why the WWF/WWE refers to its product as sports entertainment.
Your comment that the movie could not happened because the baby would not have had the gene for dwarfism was somewhat inaccurate. While it is true that Matthew Mcconaughey was not a carrier of the gene, the mutation that causes dwarfism could have still occurred randomly. However, the makers of the movie probably didn't understand this (Mcconaughey's "It's possible" line is true for virtually every couple on the planet).
One issue with the 'Liz & Dick' episode: homeboy who described 'Freaky Friday' and 'Mean Girls'-era Lindsay Lohan as 'a phenomenal actress' should definitely check his facts. 'Phenomenal' is definitely a stretch. Super hot? Yes. She looked amazing back then. Not a good actress. She's the weakest link in 'Mean Girls,' which is great thanks to good production and great comedic acting from - literally - every single character OTHER THAN Lindsay. She delivers every line in garbled monotone. The 'phenomenal' actress(es) in 'Mean Girls' are Rachel McAdams, Amanda Seyfreid, and Lizzie Caplan. They (and Tina, Amy, the dude who played Damien, etc.) made that movie memorable. Lindsay could be replaced by anyone. Not trying to pile on, but I don't think anyone should be surprised by how bad she is in 'Liz & Dick' - it seemed on par with everything else she's done. She's just not as hot as she used to be, doesn't have the same ingenue cache and has a (slightly) raspier voice.