Career Updates, Special Appearances, Legends Update, Andrew Oye's WWE Pro Athletes Roundup, NFL Pro Athletes Roundup, IFBB Pro Athletes Roundup The Scoop:
Recently Reported: IFBB Pro League athletes had career updates or made recent guest appearances at various sports, bodybuilding, physique and fitness events. The latest "Andrew Oye's Pro-Muscle Report" Pro Athletes Roundup includes two "Hulks," one "The Rock" (the other one), and an athlete who traded the football field for the physique stage. The "So What?":
Over the weekend, 2-time Mr. Universe, IFBB Hall of Famer and legendary IFBB Pro Lou Ferrigno, who portrayed "The Incredible Hulk" in the late 70s TV series, posted a photo of himself posing with World Wrestling Entertainment Pro Wrestling Legend Hulk along with the caption: "Hulks Squared. Having a great time at the Salt Lake Comic Con. Come see us if you're around the area!" Hollywood actor and former rugby player Jonathon Manu Bennett, who who portrayed Crixus in "Spartacus" and co-starred with WWE Superstar and former competitive bodybuilder John Cena in "The Marine," was also at the pop culture convention in Utah, where former WWE Superstar Chris Mordetzky, a.k.a. Chris Masters "The Masterpiece," performed a wrestling demo.
IFBB Pro Steve Kuclo was on hand to present winning athletes with awards at the NPC True Strength Games and Bodybuilding Championships in Irving, Texas, where former NFL Pro Football player and NFC Pro Bowl Player Javon Walker made his debut in a National Physique Committee contest with an Overall win in the Men's Physique Open B Class and the Masters Class. Walker had played for the Green Bay Packers, Denver Broncos, and Oakland Raiders, and he was signed to the Minnesota Vikings before retirement from the gridiron.
While several athletes are prepping for upcoming 50th Anniversary Mr. Olympia Championships at Joe Weider's Olympia Weekend (September 18-21), others pros are making appearances on the international scene this coming weekend. Olympia 212 Showdown contender IFBB Pro Raul Carrasco-Jimenez hosts a sports-nutrition seminar in Caceres, Spain. Four-time Mr. Olympia IFBB Pro Jay Cutler makes a meet-and-greet appearance in Singapore. German IFBB Pro Ronny Rockel, a.k.a. "The Rock," will be the featured guest-poser at the IFBB Internationaler Österreich Cup Meisterschaft (International Austria Cup Bodybuilding Championships). Andrew Oye's Verdict:
A key ambassador for the sport of bodybuilding, Lou Ferrigno is forever on the move at both pop-culture conventions and fitness events. Last month, Lou Ferrigno and daughter Shanna Ferrigno, who have made fitness a family business, hosted a 6-week wellness program of free, open-to-the-public exercise classes on the beach at the Santa Monica Pier in California (July 12-August 16). Lately, these appearances have been opportunities to promote his upcoming inaugural Ferrigno Legacy Bodybuilding Championships (November 28-29), a post-Olympia event that counts towards the 2015 IFBB Pro Olympia Qualification Series and that Ferrigno aims to build like his colleague and "Pumping Iron" co-star established the Arnold Sports Festival and IFBB Pro Arnold Schwarzenegger Classic Bodybuilding Championships.
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