Watch: Viral 9-Year-Old Hulk Hogan Fan Surprises Sylvester Stallone by Performing the Famous ‘Rocky Balboa’ Monologue

Published 12/04/2023, 1:00 PM EST

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Sylvester Stallone encountered a potential successor to Rocky Balboa during the inaugural ‘Rocky Day’ in Philadelphia. Nine-year-old Ro Knight, hailing from Alabama, recreated one of the character’s most memorable scenes from the movie franchise while meeting Stallone on Sunday.

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The young enthusiast’s homage to Rocky Balboa captured a special moment between him and the young fan. Ro Knight also created this moment with the WWE Hall-of-Famer Hulk Hogan a couple of years ago, so it’s safe to say that he’s got a certain liking for action role models of the 80s.

Sylvester Stallone left impressed by a little fan

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In a heartwarming encounter during the ‘Rocky Day’ celebration in Philadelphia, Ro Knight, adorned in Rocky Balboa’s iconic tiger jacket, approached Sylvester Stallone amidst a crowd gathered for photo ops in front of the renowned Rocky statue. The day took on a magical tone as Knight, undeterred by the festivities, proceeded to deliver the famous speech from the movie ‘Rocky Balboa’.

What made the moment even more special was Stallone joining in at times to recite the line with him, creating an unforgettable scene that captivated the large onlooking crowd. The shared experience between Knight and Stallone added a touch of cinematic nostalgia to the celebration.

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Stallone was amazed to see an impact on the younger generation as well, through his iconic role of Rocky Balboa. Hulk Hogan experienced something similar a few years ago.

Ro Knight gave Hulk Hogan a taste of his own medicine

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In a delightful and unexpected turn of events, then 6-year-old Ro Knight emerged as a devoted Hulkster fan, defying the stereotypical image of young adult enthusiasts. The child not only showcased an impeccable impression of the former WWE champion, Hulk Hogan, delivering his dialogues with remarkable accuracy but also hilariously recreated Hogan’s trademark shirt-tearing celebration.

The genuine passion displayed by the young fan left both onlookers in the shop as well as Hulk Hogan himself amused. What makes this encounter even more fascinating is how Hogan continues to inspire a new generation of fandom, mirroring the impact he had in the 90s.

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The scene suggests a time-travel-like connection, indicating that the young Hulkamaniac likely has a parent who fondly remembers the iconic Hollywood Hogan from that era. What are your thoughts about this? Let us know in the comments section.

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