Comic book and movie anti-hero Hellboy is lacing up his wrestling boots for All Japan Pro Wrestling.

Coinciding with the movie release there, “Hellboy” (notice the quotes) will be teaming with Jake Lee and Atsushi Iwamoto to battle Takao Omori, Black Menso~Re and Omori Hokuto at the 2019 Summer Explosion in Korakuen Hall on September 3rd.

Other matches on the card include Tajiri defending his Austria EWA Intercontinental Championship against Francisco Akira and Jun Akiyama, Yuma Aoyagi and Ultimo Dragon facing Masanobu Fuchi, Osamu Nishimura and Hikaru Sato.

Sadly, All Japan Pro Wrestling has stated this will be Hellboy’s first and last appearance for the promotion.

The movie, starring Stranger Things’ David Harbour in the title role, made approximately $42 million overall. Its production budget was $50 million. It was released on Blu-ray on July 23.


Hellboy dishing out some pain. Photo: Lionsgate.

The movie itself opens with Hellboy battling a vampire in a wrestling ring.

Hellboy premieres in Japan on September 27th.

You can view “Hellboy” training here: