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“I’ve Never Felt Such Mind-Numbing Pain”- Sylvester Stallone Shares A Painful Memory From Rocky 3

Seems like the leading man of Rocky 3, Sylvester Stallone‘s most vivid memory of the film is the pain he suffered during its shoot. Sylvester recently shared a painful memory from the film where he suffered a terrible blow from his co-star during a scene. Stallone expressed that he felt “mind-numbing pain” at the impact of the hit. Moreover, he told that the same co-actor caused three stuntmen to be treated in the hospital.

Sylvester Stallone played the titular role in the 1982 film Rocky 3. Moreover, he also wrote and directed the film in which he featured as a reigning champion who eventually loses his status and career as a wrestler. The film marks the debut of wrestler Hulk Hogan on the screen. He played the cameo role of Thunderlips in the film and his character fights Rocky in a scene.

Sylvester Stallone Remembers A Painful Memory


Stallone recently opened up about a specific scene in which Hulk’s hit lead him to tumble down on the floor. “At 6 feet 7 and 295 pounds with 24-inch biceps! He was an amazing athlete! Incredibly powerful,” he said about his Rocky 3 co-star.

Furthermore, he added, “I remember a violent move where he threw me into the corner, charged across the ring like an ENRAGED bull and leaped so amazingly high above me that his shinbone actually came down (like a) giant tree on my collarbone, and I tumbled to the floor.”

And continued, “I was afraid to look at my shoulder for about 10 minutes… I said, ‘Don’t roll me over, don’t move me,’ because I was sure there was bone protruding through my upper chest! Of course, there wasn’t but I have never felt such a mind-numbing pain from a massive hit before or since that day!”

Stallone Shares About Hulk Hogan 

Hulk and Stallone in the film
Hulk and Stallone in the film

Moreover, about Hogan, he said, “Another flashback and another reason why it’s not such a great idea to always do your own stunts! I met Terry Bollea aka THUNDERLIPS aka HULK HOGAN In the very early 80s when I was directing Rocky III.” Adding, “Believe it or not when he jumped into the audience to fight with the stuntmen, three of them had to be treated at the hospital.”

Besides the pain, Sylvester harbors mostly great feelings towards Hogan. “Great guy, great friend, his presence made the film very very special. HULK, if you’re reading this, it was a privilege to be mangled by such a gentleman.”

The 68-year-old wrestler, on his part, expressed his wish to face Sylvester again in the ring. “I want to fight Stallone again like I did in Rocky III. I haven’t heard anything though, nothing. I’m praying for it though, I would love it … It would be a lot of fun standing opposite him, face-to-face.”

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