This is one match-up you wouldn't expect to see in the ring: Hulk Hogan vs. Rosie O'Donnell.
At Thursday's press day for his new show "American Gladiators," Hogan was asked which celebrity he'd like to see a Gladiator pummel. His answer: "Without a doubt Rosie O'Donnell. Somebody needs to shut that big mouth up," TMZ reported.
O'Donnell responded in her blog, saying:
the wrestler guy
wants to pummel me
isnt that sweet
and wildly odd
its like a gang of gross guys
a club almost
old dumb white and on tv
O'Donnell hosted her own daytime talk show from 1996 to 2002. She also produced a Broadway musical and founded a short-lived, namesake magazine before her tempestuous run on "The View."
Celebrity wrestler Hogan and Laila Ali co-host NBC's "American Gladiators," a revival of the '90s competition series. The new edition debuts Jan. 6.
"Things are bigger and faster," Hogan said of the show. "Now we've got water — and I wish it was shark-infested."
Hogan's wife, Linda, recently filed for divorce after 24 years of marriage, and the couple's 17-year-old son, Nick Bollea, is facing charges of reckless driving after an Aug. 26 crash in Clearwater, Fla., that left a friend critically injured.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.