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Thunderlips, The Ultimate Male, or The Ultimate Object Of Desire was a wrestler that wrestled Rocky Balboa while raising money for charity. His real name is Samuel "Sammy" Denderbeams. The part of Thunderlips is played by professional wrestler/actor/reality show star and TV personality Hulk Hogan.
As possibly a public relations stunt, and much to the chagrin of Mickey, Rocky's business handlers had set up an exhibition match against the Seven-foot tall wrestler Thunderlips, who billed himself as "The Ultimate Male", and in doing so called Balboa "The Ultimate Meatball"!
At first, at the beginning of the match, it seemed as if Rocky was supremely overmatched against his much larger opponent, as Thunderlips was body-slamming and tossing Rocky around like a rag-doll, and then out of the ring (along with several cops)! But, as the match wore on, the momentum changed in the much smaller boxer's favor, as he was able to get Thunderlips in a headlock, and fire body blows which first angered, and bewildered, then began staggering, the brawny grappler, before even body slamming him onto the canvas!
At match's end, Thunderlips congratulates Rocky on "a good match", although it was possibly staged, as he, Rocky, Mickey and Adrian pose for a publicity photo, much to the chagrin of Clubber Lang, who was watching (and tauntingly trying to intimidate Rocky) in the audience!
- Rocky III (First appearance)