Sly Stallone Officially Retires Rocky Balboa in Touching New Video on Instagram (VIDEO)

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brian-mcgee - November 28, 2018


Ever since I watched the 30 for 30 about Chuck Wepner, "The Real Rocky," I've found it difficult to like Sylvester Stallone. Yes, the man's a legend, and probably should've won the Oscar for Creed, but it's become harder for me to admire the man.

However, he can always a pull a surprise out of his pocket and that's just what he did with this new video posted to Instagram in which the man who (at best co-)created Rocky Balboa finally retires the character on a beach surrounded by the cast and crew of Creed II and a raging hobo fire. The video goes sideways for no discernible reason at the end, presumably because it was recorded on Stallone's video camera that was first used as a prop in Rocky IV, and the tripod collapsed under all that weight.

So anyway, it's nice that Stallone won't be hanging around doing nothing in any more Creed sequels and the franchise can now move on past Balboa. However, I do request that they bring back the son of Thunderlips for the next one. Forget Clubber Lang, Hulk Hogan's Thunderlips was the real draw in Rocky III.

Also, whatever studio puts these movies out, word to the wise: Don't hire Frank Stallone in a desperate and sweaty attempt to keep Rocky in the franchise.

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