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TORONTO (AP) - Toronto's mayor has triumphed over wrestling star Hulk Hogan in a friendly arm-wrestling match to kick off an annual pop culture convention.
Mayor Rob Ford seemed to be struggling Friday before defeating the 14-time world wrestling champion in a roughly 30-second contest.
The event took place at Fan Expo Canada, a convention celebrating diverse pop culture genres.
The legendary shirt-ripping wrestler is in Toronto for an "uncensored" question-and-answer session at the expo.
Ford said Hogan has been his hero since he was a "little guy."
Toronto's controversial mayor has most recently been in world news over allegations that he appeared in a video smoking crack cocaine. The video has not been released publicly.