Hulk Hogan's appearance as special guest referee for Reid Flair's debut pro wrestling match tonight Charlotte at Vance Zebulon High School is a favor by Hogan to Flair as he is reportedly doing it for free. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Flair called Hogan and asked for a favor and Hogan agreed to come. A source close to the situation stated that Flair's version of getting Hogan to work the show was that so many of Hogan's friends (Nasty Boys and Jimmy Hart) were already booked on the card and that it would be a fun night to spend time with the boys.

SLAM! Wrestling has a big article on Reid Flair's official wrestling debut tonight in Charlotte. Reid will team with older brother David against The Nasty Boys and manager Jimmy "The Mouth of the South" Hart. Additionally, Hulk Hogan will be the special guest referee for the match. Show promoter and owner Mike Bochicchio explained how Hogan got involved in the show. "Ric Flair approached Hogan and wanted him to be part of this to make it a big show for his kid," Bochicchio said. "Hogan is good friends with the Nasty Boys and stuff so, it's just one of those things where he's doing it out of love for wrestling, not so much because someone wants him to be there. He's not going to do autographs, he's not going to do pictures. He's coming in strictly to be part of Reid's match and probably in all honesty as a favor to Ric."

Regarding a possible WWE developmental deal, Reid said, "I think it is (on the table). I'd like to get a chance to get a better view of the business first and see how things work and learn to appreciate it, instead of just getting down to Florida just because of who I was. I want to kind of work through things, do it like how everyone else does it. I know some things will be different because of my last name but I didn't want go down to Florida without any knowledge of wrestling or basically be down there because of who I was."

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