Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Oct 12, 2013
Hulk Hogan Clarifies His TNA Status

Hulk Hogan Clarifies His TNA Status

Hulk Hogan recently spoke with Dan Gelston of the AP about a recent coversation with Triple H, his TNA status and more. Check out the highlights:

On running into Triple H at a recent charity event: “He just welcomed me with open arms. He said if ever I decide I get the itch to come back home,” the door’s open.”

On the possibility of appearing at WrestleMania 30: “My mind has been going crazy the last couple of weeks trying to figure out the best thing to do will be.”

On whether he has another match in him: “Let me put it to you this way, brother. With the right guy, the right situation, with a big enough event, big enough storyline, you’re damn right I have one more left in me.”

On where he’s at with TNA: “We couldn’t figure things out. We’re talking, but I’m wide open right now.”

NOTE FROM RYAN CLARK: Keep in mind this is Hulk Hogan talking so take anything he says with a grain of salt guys. Yesterday, we did report that Hogan and TNA are reportedly still negotiating a deal, with most people feeling that he will end up staying with the company. There is interest on the WWE side to negotiate with Hogan to appear during the WrestleMania XXX weekend. WWE has been considering inducting Randy Savage and The Ultimate Warrior into the Hall of Fame, and would reportedly have Hogan induct one of them if that ends up being the case. Also, WWE wants a big legend to be a part of WrestleMania XXX. This is in order to maintain the over 1 million buys the show has traditionally done over the past few years. With The Rock’s status for the event unknown, and Steve Austin not wanting to make a return at this time, the company feels Hogan could be an important draw for the show. It has also been rumored that if WWE cannot get Hogan, The Rock or Steve Austin to appear that the event could be hyped as the Undertaker’s retirement match as the big hook for fans.

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43 Responses to “Hulk Hogan Clarifies His TNA Status”

  1. toddmikki says:

    Hogan TNA is your home now, stay home!

    • Bigmike885 says:

      really? youre that much of a tna homer? Even when he was with WCW Hogans home was WWE.

      • tnadude says:

        If he had to pick, you're on the money.

        That said, like it or not, Hogan transcends this sport. His *home* is theoretically in the ring. Any ring. But his wrestling days have passed, so now it's time to be an ambassador. Who he does it for doesn't matter.

        Count me among some that thinks he should wrestle at WMXXX. I hate Vince (you know that). But it's not about Vince. It's about WMXXX, an event that (like Hogan) transcends the sport. They belong together.

      • Sturk says:

        not at all. Hulk home is equally WCW and WWE.

    • @TNADARKNIGHT says:

      this is coming from a big Hogan fan, but he needs to go , he's all about the Money now

      • Philly_Cheese says:

        I just want him gone. He's doing nothing but boring the fans with his horrible talking on the mic.

        • PennyAnd1 says:

          Are you serious? You might be like an old shitty wrestling fan who's jealous of Hogan, because if you haven't noticed, most of the fans that show up on the show are Hogan fans. Now that he's gone, the audience seemed less than the usual. Well, you fans got what you want with Hogan gone, now let me see TNA rise in

          • soyfenomenal says:

            "jealous of Hogan" shut the fuck up. People like you embarrass the rest of us. Associating dislike with jealousy…go listen to Little Wayne and keep your mouth shut.

          • PennyAnd1 says:

            ooh.. did I hurt your feelings. You sound like a little boy. Grow up d!ck shit, you know nothin' about the business.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            oh and im sure you're full of insite…former member of creative are ya?

    • PennyAnd1 says:

      I understand what you're up to man. I myself think Hogan is fine in TNA, except that the fact he's getting paid lots. But still, Hogan still brings in the fans so I don't know why people are hating on Hogan. I mean, check out the ratings now. Hogan is gone and people expect things will get better. News flash, it won't. TNA need credible personnel like Hogan. Some people are just stupid to realize that.

      • ricky_No1 says:

        You really talk a load of crap dont you. Hogan is not needed at all in TNA. Any idiot can see that.

        • PennyAnd1 says:

          Me talking crap, nonesense! The only idiots around here is you & others thinking that Hogan is nothing but trash when in reality he brings most of the people in the arena. Now if Hogan were wrestling I would be against it, but he's doing fine as a GM minus him getting paid alot. Still, you guys need to get over the NWO and politics that happened in the past, because the past is the past. If you wanna blame Hogan for taking lots of money blame Dixie. But to say Hogan isn't helping TNA is childish.

  2. Dick C. Carter says:


  3. fritiz1 says:

    Funny how Hogan's back that has prevented him from wrestling in TNA can magically be cleared "With the right guy, the right situation, with a big enough event, big enough storyline." WWE is the only one that will win whenever things get figured out. They can sign him to a contract and get a bump for WrestleMania or let him resign with TNA and let him continue to run it into the ground.

  4. andy3323 says:

    Who the heck is Ryan Clark?

  5. josieamy says:

    Its so popular to hate on hogan. He did his best in TNA, and I for one like seeing him once a week. I believe he was trying his best for the company and not simply promoting himself (here come the thumbs down). I haven't watched WWE for about ten years…pretty much since I found TNA. Admittedly I preferred the 1 hour adrenalin rush days with a rampant x division, a fit Abyss, and some hard core, but I understand TNAs efforts to become mainstream with a bigger audience-which obviously hasn't worked and it has become WWE lite. If TNA went back to its roots with some strong leadership, there is still a place for Hogan, Angle, Sting et al. A balance of old school TNA mixed with some mainstream " big event" story lines would be great. (A hogan match would be terrible though, but I would like to see him clear the ring of a few heels from time to time). Go TNA!

    • Mytimeznow says:

      Couldnt agree with you more . I have very similar views to that of yours regarding Hogan sting and Angles roles in TNA .

    • tna24 says:

      there nothing wrong angle or sting, since tna was doing just fine with them. the problem is hogan not helping much to get better ratings. to me he hurting ratings and his high contract doesnt help tna money wise either. why you think hogan wasnt on impact those few weeks in the past. it was to save money. what best for business is for hogan to leave and tna uses his money else where. tna doesnt need hogan, what tna needs is go back to the basics and do what made tna , tna before hogan and eric change everything

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      You're right, hogan did do his best, the problem is his best isn't good enough. He's not relevant in today's industry as it stands. I can't agree with the whole not simply promoting himself comment though, to date there was only one appearance he did where he even mentioned TNA; and that only came about because people there were upset about him never promoting TNA.

      It's like Chris Jericho said, nearly every "top talent" TNA has are all former WWE wrestlers, who did some of their best work for WWE. TNA as it stands has no use for Hogan, he brings nothing to the table… He doesn't draw and he doesn't increase product quality.

      • Vampirofan says:

        Nearly every top talent? I can only think of Angle, Hardy, Bully Ray and Mr Anderson. What about Samoa Joe, Bobby Roode, James Storm, Abyss, AJ Styles, Christopher Daniels, Eric Young, Austin Aries? I wouldn't say nearly every top talent but some of them are.

        • Peckar says:

          Bully is doing his best work here comparedd to WWE. They wouldn't give him free reign on the mic.

        • Philly_Cheese says:

          The problem is that a good chunk of the talent you have listed isn't being featured as their best talents, they're being put on the mid-card, the only exception I can think of is AJ Styles.
          Right now Austin Aries shouldn't be on mid-card status, and once they put the title on AJ they need to do something between him and AJ. Quite frankly I think if they put AJ and Aries into a feud AJ could learn immense amounts from Aries when talking on the mic.

    • Dick C. Carter says:

      Hogan earned every ounce of hate he has coming to him. The guy couldn't even be written off television while putting someone over. The owner of TNA wrapped around his leg and begging him to stay? Disgraceful.

  6. tna24 says:

    one more match really. what the match going to be him slowly moving around and someone running into his punches. if fair cant wrestle and he can move way better then hogan can, then hogan shouldnt be allowed to wrestle who cant even move that well in the ring. if he go back to wwe i hope they dont agree to let him wrestle, that will be hard to watch.

  7. TheBringer92 says:

    Id sooner see Hogan at Wrestlemania 30 than at TNA

  8. Buseye says:

    Hogan,just go,alright?
    Go back to the WWE and stay there.
    You want something big,a big "finish"
    Then go back to the WWE and challenge the Undertaker at Wrestlemania and leave TNA well enough alone.

    • Bigmike885 says:

      hahahah..taker wouldn't wrestle Hogan now.

      • Dick C. Carter says:

        My god. CM Punk literally carried Taker through the last Wrestlemania match. I couldn't imagine Hogan vs. Taker at this stage. It would be more painful than Hogan vs. Sting a couple years back.

        • Bigmike885 says:

          That's my point. Taker is only going to wrestle someone who can carry him to a decent match and protect him (all this taker lesnar talk is scary. Lesnar might kill him). Hogan can barley walk. Why would taker even think of wrestling him? Besides hogan wouldn't want to job to hogan and I'm pretty sure hogan wouldn't want to lose Could you imagine the backlash if hogan of all people ended the streak?Sent from my iPhone

          • Philly_Cheese says:

            I doubt Lesnar would actually hurt him, as Lesnar doesn't have a history of hurting other wrestlers in the ring. Given his time in MMA I'm sure he knows how to really hurt someone, and knows where to draw the line to prevent someone from being hurt. The fact is that Lesnar may very well be the one to end the streak, especially due to Undertaker being such a huge MMA fan, I'm sure they carry respect for one another.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            I'm not saying he'd hurt him intentionally, but he moves so fast for his size and sometimes gets over zealous. Hell he injured punk at ss just because he's so damn strongSent from my iPhone

  9. iamanadult says:

    Hogans wwe future (i imagine) would be wrestlemania vs taker or cena (douuuubt itd be as big as rock v hogan), nxt gm or something developmental and a hogan knows best type thing for the wwe network (if thats still in the works).

    In tna he'd be the gm and maybe a bound for glory match (without the glits and glamour), probably a street fight with serge lol

    up to you hulk

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      Hogan won't have a "last match" in WWE, his medical conditions puts him in a situation where WWE wouldn't touch him, it's the same as Flair. All Flair has is a slight heart condition and issues with blood clots, Hogan has a long standing series of back problems and problems with his legs. All it would take is just one bad bump and it has the possibility of entirely crippling him, that's a lawsuit WWE would never risk considering Hogan's past with lawsuits.

      More than likely if we ever see him with WWE, it'll be the same kind of role Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and many other legends have had. As it stands his career is pretty much at it's end and he needs to accept that, only older fans are familiar with who he is and he's not relevant anymore. I don't mean disrespect to him by saying that, but it's the truth. It's been over two decades since he was at his highest point, that means that the only people who remember him are at least in their 30s if not older, and the largest number of viewers for wrestling right now are people between the ages of 18 and 26

  10. Sturk says:

    Yall guys must understand that Hulkk Hogan always gets the biggest cheers of the night lol. Some of you guys sit behind your computer fantasy wrestling lad and totally avoid that fact. I just think TNA should either make him a guy who comes out during special moments/matches to give someone younger the rub even if Hulk ends up actually winning the match. The guy getting the rub doesnt have to win the match.

  11. hangers says:

    Fcuk you Hogan…

  12. Matt says:

    Take anything he says with a grain of salt? (coming from someone who exaggerates headlines for advertisement profits)

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