wrestling / News

Hellboy Set to Make Wrestling Debut at AJPW Show

August 19, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
David Harbour - Hellboy

– Hellboy ended up in a lucha libre ring in his latest film, and now he’s heading to Japan for a wrestling match with AJPW. The Japanese Twitter account for the latest Hellboy film took to Twitter to announce that the character will compete for AJPW on September 3rd in a match alongside Jake Lee and Koji Iwamoto against Takao Omori, Black Menso~Re and Hokuto Omori. You can see posts below of the character training in the ring.

The appearance is to co-promote the film’s release in Japan on September 27th. According to Pro Wrestling Sheet it will be a one-shot deal, with AJPW stating, “Sadly, Hellboy will not be becoming a full time member of the roster anytime soon due to prior commitments.”

Hellboy bombed in the US, bringing in just $21.9 million against a $50 million budget plus marketing. It has made an additional $22.8 million overseas, meaning that every bit it can bring in through other territories is needed.

article topics :

AJPW, Hellboy, Jeremy Thomas