The Hulk awakes on board a shuttle which crashes on the planet Sakaar. Imperial guards appear and attach an obedience disk to the Hulk, which emits enough pain to leave Hulk unconscious. From here, Hulk becomes enslaved. The Hulk later wakes up on an imperial transport enroute to a colosseum, weakened after coming through the portal and imprisoned with Hiroim, Korg, Miek, Elloe Kaifi, Lavin Skee, an Android and a few hived natives.
The slaves are forced to fight for their freedom in a succession of 3 fights. Skee takes charge, making battle plans for when they reach the colloseum for which Hulk shows no interest. Their first opponents are Korg's brothers. Despite Korg's refusal to fight, the Kronans attack his team. The fight leaves Skee impaled and the natives dead before Korg decides to destroy them, and sees Hulk trying to escape. But, when he realises the leader is the Red King he tries to attack him after killing the Great Devil Corker, and ends up fighting the Emperor's liutenant, Caiera. Red King shoots the Hulk, but doesn't kill him due to the displeasure of the crowd. The Red King secretly plans Hulk's death.