Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Jun 10, 2013
Hulk Hogan Says It’s Time To Begin ‘Serious Training’

Hulk Hogan Says It’s Time To Begin ‘Serious Training’

There has been a lot of speculation that Hulk Hogan will be returning to the ring for one more match with TNA. Hogan added some fuel to the fire with the following post on Twitter today…

Perfect timing to start serious training again,last time around the block for me so this is gonna be really intense,transformation time. HH

There have been rumors over the past few months that we’ll be seeing Hulk Hogan vs. Bully Ray for the TNA World Title at the Bound for Glory pay-per-view. Stay tuned!

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62 Responses to “Hulk Hogan Says It’s Time To Begin ‘Serious Training’”

  1. soyfenomenal says:

    You retards need to recognize that the winner of the BFG series (which Hogan is not a part of) will get the title shot at BFG.
    Instantaneous rumor squash.

    • WARISNAUGHTY says:

      May do an angle that the winner gets attacked by Aces& Eights Bully antagonizes Hogan and says 'no one can beat me!' Hogan then challenges for the title and me and many others give up entirely on the product.

      • jbcissom says:

        While this is plausible… it will be severely damning to TNA.

        • WARISNAUGHTY says:

          Let's hope it will be AJ or Magnus. TNA has so much great talent, would be a shame to spend time just to service the ego of HH, who increasingly takes shine off others.

          • Philly_Cheese says:

            It will more than likely be AJ. They've begun pushing him right before BFG when his supposed "no competing" thing for the WHC will be up.

      • soyfenomenal says:

        Hardy was injured going into the finals. Bully was not awarded the match.
        If the winner is injured, Hogan will not take their place. That would be idiotic on every level.

        • jbcissom says:

          This is Hulk Hogan we're talking about, don't forget that.

        • Philly_Cheese says:

          You'd be surprised, creative in the past has done some idiotic stuff. At one point they were going to push hernandez after feast or fired in which he got the world heavyweight title shot briefcase. The briefcase was then "stolen" from him, and was told he'd still get a title shot later down the line, which never happened.

          • soyfenomenal says:

            What are you talking about? Hernandez Used the case on Sting in January 2009, got beat down by the MEM, Jim Cornette or Mick Foley (I forget which) came out and said he would get another opportunity (did not specify when), The British Invasion beat him down in April and took the case (this was due to Hernandez needing neck surgery), Hernandez returned and beat Rob Terry at Hard Justice for possession of the case, and Hernandez used the briefcase again at No Surrender 2009.

  2. Ezza says:

    Give it up hogan no one wants to see you wrestle in main events. Give the young guys some tv time hell remember when x division stars mainevented ppvs! I respect what you done in the business but get off tv and take your no talent daughter with you

    • POWERBOMB says:

      The X division placed TNA on the map but then TNA's management and a few old has beens wrestlers like Hogan dont want the young talent to shine and since then TNA has been drawing the same number of people their growth as a company was stunted Now TNA needs to wake up and bring back the x division full force and focus their attention on it

    • soyfenomenal says:

      X-division has main-evented 2 pay-per-views.. 6 years apart from each other..what are you talking about?

      • godoftna says:

        Actually, I think he's refering to guys like AJ Styles, Austin Aries, Samoa Joe, etc. X division guys who helped build the company up to what it was just a couple years ago before Hogan came in and derailed the train. It would be wise for TNA to cut ties with aged talents like Hogan and Sting(and believe me, I am a HUGE Sting fan)and refocus the company back on the talents who built TNA from the beginning. 2 years ago Robert Roode was the top heel and draw in the company, and now he's stuck in the mid card teaming with last years top talent and draw Austin Aries. How many times has either man held the World title since dropping the belt? A combined ZERO. Despite the fact that I don't like the WWE's product, they consistently keep their top performers in the main event or semi main event scene while TNA has more of a revolving door when it comes to World champions. Cut the older talents, cut some of the un-used talents, refocus on the X, KO, and Tag Team divisions, and let guys like Styles, Roode, and Aries main event the comapny, and TNA has a chance to move forward. Keep TNA stuck in a time warp, and they fail. Plain and simple.

        • jbcissom says:

          Saying Roode and Aries are the top draws is a bit of a stretch. There is a reason why the house shows sold more when Hogan, Flair, and Sting showed up. Even Angle doesn't draw like that trio. I'm not disputing your statement of them being the top talents however.

          And if you look at it properly, TNA is phasing Sting out of the main event picture… he can't challenge for the title any longer. I would love it if they used him as a "Don" figure in the MEM now… with several guys acting as his enforcers.

        • tnadude says:

          Hogan & Bischoff immediately crowned AJ WHC when they arrived. But AJ wouldn't be a heel (apparently due to his religious beliefs), so they dropped him down. That is on AJ – not Hogan/Bischoff.

          Hogan/Bischoff built Aries & Roode from scratch, so I have no idea where you're going there either.

          As for the revolving door – it's an unfortunate necessity. They need to keep the product fresh. I hear people screaming on these sites to have them use more talent. Then there are folks like you who want the same people to step in. It's a difficult balance at best. You can't please everyone.

          As for their lack of additional WHC reigns, neither guy actually proved to draw for the company. Is it Roode/Aries fault? Partially for sure, but largely they are victims of an industry that needs a strong boost. If this were 1989 again, then they'd have fared better, but it isn't. So TNA is still searching for the magic formula.

          • godoftna says:

            Actually, AJ was made champion before Hogan and Bischoff joined TNA having won the title in a four way in september of that year. Hogan and Bischoff didn't feel that AJ was a draw, so they made the switch and put the belt on RVD, a move that failed to provide any payoff. Perhaps the biggest problem with the AJ heel turn was that his character just wasn't a good fit for him. They were trying to make him a Ric Flair hybrid with the feathered robes and such and the fans just weren't buying into it. Perhaps it was partially AJ's fault, perhaps not.

            When it comes to Roode and Aries, or whoever for that matter, no one has shown to be a big draw, but that can be attributed to poor marketing on TNA's part. And while a revolving door of champions might be a necessary evil, it should be done in a much wiser and smarter manner. There really should be 3-4 guys who sit atop of the main event scene while bringing in someone new every once in awhile to keep the title scene fresh. Simply throwing new guys into the main event every couple months gives guys a quick push, but then they get thrown back to the bottom of the pool in short order.

          • Blood Runs Cold says:

            Hogan & Bischoff did NOT build Aries & Roode from scratch. Roode built the character he is now from when Team Canada split years ago & it evolved into what it is today. Aries (more so as Starr) had a Jesse Venture esque character going and evolved it to what it is today. Yes, both became world champions after Hogan & Bischoff arrived, but they were NOT built from scratch by them. That is a COMPLETE slap in the face to both wrestlers.

  3. jbcissom says:

    I honestly wouldn't mind seeing Bully vs. Hogan, but not for the title, and definitely not at BFG.

  4. Warrior_86 says:

    No thanks Hulk! He can't even drop the leg anymore, never mind put on a main event quality match.

  5. POWERBOMB says:

    Hulk Hogan vs Freight Train now that would be awesome!

  6. Roid Master says:


  7. nicholal79 says:

    Hogan needs forget about ever wrestling again! He doesn't have it anymore!

  8. Whatever says:

    Looks like hogans wcw booking ego is starting to show. Remember he is going to make one last run and its not to put bully ray over or pass the torch. This is just his ego saying I have been the world heavyweight champion in every promotion I worked for except tna and it looks like he will be able to cross that off his list at bfg. Be hopeful though, he could tear a muscle hulking up or break a hip during his leg drop then you’ll know his career is definitely over.

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      He's more likely to blow his back out, it's already bad enough and I'm sure doctors have told him not to be doing this. A friend at work went in for back surgery and was told by the doctors she can't lift anything over a certain weight EVER. Hogan needs to wake up and smell the coffee, it's done and over with, his time is done now step out of the spotlight.

  9. godoftna says:

    If Hogan faces Bully Ray at B4G for the World title, then I will truly and completely be done with TNA and pro wrestling as a whole. Like many fans, I sat and watched as Hogan's ego, and the egos of a number of his close "friends" helped destroy WCW with their incessant desire to hog the spotlight, and if this is true and he intends to face Bully Ray at B4G or ANY TNA show for the World title, then it just goes to show that he is fully intent on destroying another promotion. I have no problem if Hogan wants to get in the ring and throw a few punches and help get a young talent over, but tthis would be a total travesty. Despite his continued proclamations that he only wants to "give back to the wrestling industry", Hogan continues to show that the only person he's interested in promoting or pushing is himself. Just like the McMahons in the late 90's and early 2000's, he's made himself the focal point of the company's top storyline, and has even brought his talentless daughter along for the ride. Let's face it, it's not TNA vs Aces & 8s, it's Hogan vs Bully Ray and Aces n 8s, plain and simple. The story is going nowhere, and as long as Hogan feels the need to force feed himself to the TNA fans and pro wrestling, then, sadly, TNA is going nowheres. I've caught hate for it before, but the facts are evident. TNA was a far better company and promotion BEFORE Hogan came on board. They had great young talents leading the way, the storylines and angles were a whole lot better, and the ratings were consistently in the 1.2-1.3 range on a weekly basis. At that point, TNA was threatening to overtake Smackdown as the second highest rated weekly pro wrestling show. Now they're barely drawing WWE run ECW #s. And people can blame the NBA playoffs all they want, because its a load of shit. They were struggling to draw over a 1.0 even before the playoffs started. Fact is, many of the fans who watched the fall of WCW(and I'm not referencing the horrible WWE dvd) are witnessing the same things playing out in TNA. Wake up Dixie. Wake up TNA. It's time to tell Hogan that his time is over and done with, that his "last run" was done and over with 10 years ago, that he's no longer the focal point of the industry, and that he needs to take hisball and go home, because the fans are no longer interested. Hulkamania is dead, and if Hogan truly wants to "give back to the industry", then he can do it from BEHIND the curtains, not in front of them.

    • nwoforlife says:

      just go i am positive that tna will survive with out you we real fans are here to stay tna is out doing wwe all around and you know it as for hogan give the guy some respect he did more for wrestling then any 20 wrestlers around and you can pick the names

      • Peckar says:

        So therefore he should get a title shot at BFG? God you and your Hulkamaniacs are gay.

      • godoftna says:

        I'm not disputing Hogan's contributions to the industry and what he's done to make it what it is today, but just like in any other sport or business, there comes a time when people need to say "enough is enough. you've given your all, you've done your best, but now is the time when you need to step down/walk away and let others have their time/moment." Take Micheal Jordan for example. He was the biggest name/player in basketball of his age, and fans would love to see him come out and take on guys like LeBron or D Wade, or Kobe, or any of the other top players in the league today. While I'm sure it would be a great spectacle, and the fans would certainly enjoy it, it comes to the point of "is this whats best for the players/teams/league?" The old give way to the new, it's the same in ever aspect of life. We respect those who came before us and appreciate the contributions that they made to better our lives/jobs/whatever. We don't take away from the things they did, but we want to have our moments so that we can make our own mark and create our own history. If Hogan wants to contribute to the industry as a whole or to just TNA in general, then the best way IMO is for him to work as a behind the scenes guy. Giving pointers, offering advice, working with the performers to better their in ring skills/showmanship or mic skills. The Hulk Hogan character adds little to the overall product aside from the name itself, and while he helps bring in fans based on nostalgia, its not at the level that he sees himself. Hogan has earned his place in wrestling history. There is nothing else for him to accomplish in the industry. Multi-time world champion, hall of famer, he's practically done it all. His problem has become that he's always looking for that "one last ride", that one last big moment. The question is though, what good will it serve? Will it make his career more complete? Will it make him a bigger "icon" in the industry? No, and no. It only serves to give him that one last thrill while taking away from the up and coming guys who could better fill the time or spot. Would a Hogan vs Bully Ray match pop a few extra ppv buys? Perhaps. But at the end of the day, how does it help to advance TNA or any of the performers in the TNA locker room? Bully Ray beats him, and he basically gets an "atta boy, good job". It does little to boost his character. I agree with you that TNA puts forth a better overall product than what the WWE presents, but IMO, and in the opinions of many others, Hogan is only serving to hold the company down and hold them back. As I said, if he wants to help, do it from behind the curtain, not in front of the cameras.

        • jbcissom says:

          Here's the thing…

          According to the younger wrestlers, Hogan has been helping mentoring them backstage. Whether this is the actual truth or a facade… that is yet to be determined.

          My issue with Hogan and this current story involving him, Brooke, and Bully… it needs to payoff soon. A&8 would be a better storyline if they would just finish this Bully/Brooke love b.s. storyline, and continue on with a faction of wrestler that run roughshod over the roster (remember Dungeon of Doom, the early 4 Horsemen, nWo, Corporation, Ministry of Darkness, Corporate Ministry)…

          Brooke needs to be eliminated from the situation asap, so the Bully/Hogan situation can play out asap.

          • godoftna says:

            Sadly tho it appears to me that things will build towards a Hogan/Bully Ray match that will result in Brooke turning on Hulk and siding with Bully to form a McMahon/Helmsley faction similar to what was done in the WWE years ago. I could even see the match stipulation put in as if Bully wins then Hogan has to vacate his role as general manager or something like that.

            I agree that there needs to be a payoff soon. AN8s had a good build in the beginning, but have since fallen flat. The fans aren't buying into it and it seems that each week there's just another layer added to a story that is going nowhere. They need to either end the storyline soon, or provide a payoff that will appease the fans.

      • WARISNAUGHTY says:

        A true 'fan' can appreciate that certain things are not going well for what they support, but support none the less. Certain things can make a fan walk away. I walked away from supporting Chelsea because f what happened with John Terry for example because it was wrong. HH put himself over at the detriment to others. He WAS a HUGE draw and worth the money he WAS paid. People watch TNA for the reasons of wanting something different, not him. It would be a cop-out to say it is for any other reasons. Want TNA stars to be over? Don't bury them. Want higher ratings? Be different. He has not made good on his promises and has not helped out the company in any meaningful way. I agree he is worth giving respect in the way a Hall of Famer does. However, if TNA wants to get better they need to stop putting him in every important angle and give others the chance to run with the ball. Not demoting World Champs to tag-teams. Not burying Mogan. Not killing Joe. Not employing men in their mid/late 30's. I'm a huge TNA fan. I'm a real fan, as I can objectively criticize something I love.

    • tnadude says:

      Time Warner ruined WCW – not Hogan. McMahon brought on Tyson and launched an extremely edgy (too edgy for this fan, BTW) product that TBS wouldn't support.

      It is not "really" Hogan v. Ace & 8s, and it's not "really" TNA v. Aces & 8s either. Rather, it's Aces & 8s v. a disorganized group of Faces. It should sound familiar as it's WCW v. nWo all over again.

      As for ratings, there are a bunch of reasons they aren't higher. Booking can and will always be blamed in these situations. So can the NBA playoffs. That said, at some point, the program has to quit blaming its competition. There's something new to deal with every week, so they need to just deal with it.

      I'm not a Russo fan. If any person actually killed WCW, I'd blame him (but alas, the real culprit was Time Warner). Russo was good for a quick shock, but never followed up. In that way, he wasn't able to build stars, BUT, he'd give fans enough shock value to tune in until they realized there was no meat to the storyline.

      Hogan/Bischoff are building for the future. There's no way Roode, Aries, or to a smaller amount Storm would be where they are today under Russo. Same goes for AJ. While AJ's desire to be a face has certainly hindered him, until recently, his use has been pathetic to say the least. Maybe the book had something to do with it as well. Maybe injury. But it was still pathetic.

      The problem with building for the future is that you tend to lose sight of shock value as you build your audience. Multiple minor story lines could provide that "Russo shock" if you shall, without compromising the greater mission.

      No – Hogan will not ME BFG against Bully Ray. Not unless he enters and wins BFG anyway. So hang tight and enjoy the ride. Remember – things can always get better. But they can always be worse as well.

      • ricky_No1 says:

        Anyone who cant see that hogan was a major factor in the fall of WCW must be crazy. That or one hell of a Hogan mark.

      • Bigmike885 says:

        learn your history man..WCW tried to keep up with the raunchiness of WWE, but by the time they did it, their ratings were down so far that it didn't matter. Time warner would have kept it around if it had been drawing, but due to inconsistent and nonsensical booking, Egos like Hogan and Nash would wouldn't relinquish their spots, and the fact that WWE had a ratings bonanza with both the Rock and Austin going it was a perfect storm..WCW didn't draw anymore, so Time warner cut bait..

        • tnadude says:

          Come on man – you know I know my history… I just see things differently than you do :)….

          Not to be argumentative, but WCW never got near the level of WWE raunchiness. True, Russo tried to add an edge, but in the process he turned off a ton of loyal WCW fans (read: me).

          As for said history – Eric Bischoff had a deal in place to buy WCW for far more than Vince did. AOL wanted to get rid of WCW, and the quickest way was to cancel the programming. Had they not canceled the program, they could have sold WCW for far more than they did, and not incurred any future losses on the company. No risk: high reward. Had ratings not increased, they simply could have canceled it at a later time. Again, no risk. But had Bischoff brought it back – high reward. The sad truth is AOL just wanted out. They viewed it as a Ted Turnerism and wanted it gone.

          "Egos like Hogan & Nash wouldn't relinquish their spots" -> Not sure how (or even whether) to argue with that point, because it's kind of true, kind of not.

          Hogan / Nash (and I don't like Nash) are all about the business and making money. Had they found someone who could have increased ratings, they'd have moved aside even if the guy was only in the business for 6 months.

          Enter Bill Goldberg. The guy who Hogan jobbed to after about 6 months (not sure whether it was 6 months, but that's what Goldberg said in an interview I saw recently).

          So they'd move aside – IF they thought someone were capable of taking the spotlight. It's just that they didn't see people capable. IMO, they missed the boat on Jericho. Not sure what they were thinking there, nor could I figure it out at the time. I also think Raven could have been promoted as well. But my guess is he's too weird to count on (again, just a guess).

  10. Sturk says:

    hahahaha internet wrestling fans always claim no one wants to see Hogan wrestle hahahaha. You do hear the reactions Hogan gets from the crowd night in and night out right? MOST wrestling fans LOVE them some Hulk Hogan. All the wrestlers know it and most fans know it….. Smart fans are in minority

    • godoftna says:

      It's called nostalgia. It's the same reason fans cheer for Ric Flair, or Steve Austin, or any other performer from the time period. Fans remember all the great matches and moments from these guys careers and are excited to see them again, but you can't tell me that when they set foot in the ring and actually start competing that people aren't saying to themselves "this is terrible. (insert old wrestlers name) shouldn't be doing this anymore." It's got nothing to do with being an internet wrestling fan or a "smart" fan, it's about the facts that are presented to us, the facts that we see played out on a weekly basis on our tv screens. Do I read the arcticles on this site? Of course I do, but I also watch the product. I'm not deaf, of course I can hear the response that Hogan gets when he comes out on stage, but I'm not blind either and I can see that the overall product of TNA has suffered since his arrival. Any real improvements that have been made in the past few years, going live, going on the road, etc, would have happened without Hogan being a part of TNA.

      Who knows, maybe TNA would still be in the same state it currently finds itself even without Hogan being in TNA, but personally, I think they'd have a better shot of moving forward and taking the next step without him weighing the product down.

      • jbcissom says:

        I'm going to take the notion, yet use it towards a different veteran wrestler. This past Slammiversary match of Sting and Bully put Bully in that top echelon for me. He's no Flair or Hogan, but he put on a damn good match with a limited veteran as a heel who isn't supposed to get clean wins. I mean I knew Bully has been a pretty good wrestler for some time, but that was just an awesome match that he and Sting put on. So in that sense, it has elevated Bully in my eyes a bit, and hopefully that in turn will be used to elevate Bully's successor.

        • tnadude says:

          Hmmm… So you're saying that TNA used a wily old veteran to do a job for a budding star… Now there's a concept for you…

          Seriously though, people around here never cease to amaze me. I read they want the older guys to job the younger guys. Then, when that happens, they say the older guy was in the spotlight and should just be put out to pasture.

          @jbcissom – glad you get it 'broh! I agree with you 100%. And kudos to the Stinger for doing the job.

  11. JoshuaTNA says:

    Hogan is training again, well thats a good thing hopefully his new training regime helps him get into better wrestling shape which is great. As for him actually wrestling a match I'm not exactly opposed to it, I can see him working a maybe a multi-man tag team match where they occasionally tag him in and let him work the crowd while the other wrestlers actually wrestle and it maybe even give Hogan the chance to put over some of the younger guys.. It'll sell tickets and wouldn't hurt. I can see it working but mainly if it's a match where Hogan can have limited In-ring time like a Tag team match.

    • jbcissom says:

      I completely agree with ya, but the only way a tag match happens involving Hogan, I would think, would also involve the MEM… and that's apparently supposed to be Sting's thing.

  12. hangers says:

    I wouldn't be too worried, there's no way he can work a ppv quality match anymore, just aint gonna happen..

    • jbcissom says:

      How long ago was it that we had Sting vs. Hogan at BFG as one of the main events? (Seems like ages ago now)

      • hangers says:

        He comes up with these statements every other month when his name hasn't been in the spotlight enough. He could train like Rocky Balboa, beat up meat and run flights of stairs it wouldn't change the fact that his best and even mediocre years are far behind him..

        • jbcissom says:

          I agree with this post and your previous post… but we're talking about Hulk Hogan. And one thing surprises even me… I thought HH sold the Hulkamania rights to VKM… didn't that air on an episode of Hogan Knows Best (SMH)?

          • hangers says:

            Lets hope he's not allowed to do it as nothing he does in the ring looks believable anymore, cant even sell a punch. I know he can't use his original music but looks like his image is still his property. I doubt Vince will be losing any sleep over it though..

  13. OldManEaston says:

    Oh Brother! I'm sorry, I can't even take Hogan even halfway seriously anymore. It has become too funny. I was pissed for a long time when he came to TNA and had to insert himself someway and somehow in every angle that meant something for the company, but it is getting amusing. He's totally becoming his own walking parody of the Shawn Michael's spoof, brother. I'ts not how old you are, it's how old you feel, brother, and I feel 157, brother.

  14. Stunner says:

    WHAT??? Hogan trying to wrestle again? WHAT??? That damn SOB will be 75 years olds still talking about a return to the ring. WHAT??? If he knows what’s good for him he needs to shut his mouth, take his millions that he still has an file for social security before his share is gone. WHAT??? Just picture this Hulk Hogan, Ric Flair, Dusty Rhodes, and The Ultimate Warrior at the Social Secriuty office. WHAT?? A four man battle royle with wheel chair rules. WHAT??? It will be held at the local assisted living facility, with all the proceeds going to bury the winner. WHAT?? I for one got my money on the Dirtiest Player in The Game. WHAT??? That’s Right Hogan leave it up to Flair, to sneak into your room hide your teeth in a jar so you can’t cut a promo. WHAT??? Then Flair would sneak into dusty’s room and pull the plug on the dream.WHAT??? Then offer the Warrior 12 million just to show up, which would give the warrior a heart attack because he actually has to be some where and do something. WHAT?? An there you have it folks your World Heavy Weight Champion The Nature Boy Ric Flair. WHAT??? While attempting to do his signature Woooooooooooooo, colapses due to congestive heart failure however flair being a ladies man, falls right into the clevage of a hot female nurse that’s sporting a 40 DD rack. WHAT??? An flair being the man, dies with three Viagra in his hand and a big cheese eating grin on his face. WHAT??? Woooooooooo The Nature Boy !!!

  15. josieamy says:

    If hulkamania is dead why does hogan still get the biggest pops at TNA, that's right, TNA events? Hogan didn't destroy wcw, the merger between AOL and Time Warner did – turner lost majority power,AOL didnt want wrestling. Re: hogan, He should only wrestle in a tag match to throw some haymakers or a short hardcore, weapons match with a bit of blood to take the emphasis off actual moving and wrestling, not a main event.

    • godoftna says:

      The AOL/Time Warner merger basically put the final nail in WCW's coffin. Ted Turner gave up his control of the company and WCW was quickly axed because it was a HUGE money pit. The fans who loved watching guys like Hogan, Hall, and Nash in 1996 had grown tired of the same old song and dance that they were putting out each and every week and were hungry for newer talents to step up into the main event scene, but sadly, Hogan and Nash did their best to squash any chances that the younger guys might have had by playing backstage politics. Guys like Benoit, Guerrero, and Jericho were constantly told that they weren't good enough for the main events and "didn't put butts in the seats", so they didn't deserve the top spots. Even Goldberg, who was the top draw for the company in 98 was killed off by the "finger poke of doom" segment between Hogan and Nash on Nitro. Following that incident, Goldberg was shunted to the back and made a fool of on numerous occasions til fans no longer cared about him. Fans switched to watching RAW because it was something fresh and new while WCW continued to put forth the same old same old. And by the time that WCW did start pushing newer talents into the main event picture, it was far to late. Hogan didn't single handedly destroy WCW, but he did play an integral part in it's collapse.

      • josieamy says:

        Yeh I watched it all, and I get your point many people contributed to its demise, but my intention was, that to put it all on hogans shoulders, like some do, is unfair. I don't know what happened backstage, and I don' t believe anything WWE puts on their dvd box sets (rise and fall..), and some (not all) former wcw employees (and wrestlers in general) would say anything for a paycheck and give a blurb on a tv segment. Then the next day the same people would go and work for the same person they just dissed. Anyway, its a shame. I loved wcw. Never liked watching Nash though..loved hulk and hall :)

        • Blood Runs Cold says:

          Not to mention those that blame Hogan for WCW’s fall (not all his fault) give him ZERO credit for basically being the main reason WCW was at the top in the mid 90’s. Yes, it was the nWo storyline, but Hogan was the face of that stable and absolutely EXCELLED as a heel. He was the ultimate face and biggest name in the HISTORY of wrestling and when he turned heel at Bash at the Beach 96 it was the single most shocking and game changing thing to happen EVER. That moment will NEVER be topped in my opinion, especially now with how mainstream social media is. Bischoff was at one point trying to get Bret Hart to be the mystery man & If Hogans flight was delayed, it would have been Sting. Hindsight is 20/20 but I’m pretty damn sure the nWo would never have been what it was had Hart or Sting been the “mystery” man.


    Hugan needs DDP Yoga

  17. josieamy says:

    Whilst I am glad hulk is in TNA and some of the story lines are good, I do miss the one hour adrenalin rush days. Why can't we have a mix of both? I don't blame hogan himself, I think the writers get caught up in the instant pop he receives and his bigger than life aura.

  18. Treck says:

    Ha! People take Hogan so seriously when he says he wants to wrestle for the title. He said that a longtime ago. He just blows smoke maybe because he knows the internet takes him so seriously

  19. TwIsTeD_EnEmY says:

    Hogan vs Bully Ray for the title ?
    What about the BFG series ? :S

    • TheBossOfPW says:

      I agree the BFG series leaves the idea of a Hogan/Bully match in question but, I'm not going to jump to conclusions. Whatever TNA has planned I'm sure that it's well thought out with back ups in place as well.

  20. Real Deal Heel says:

    If he really trained hard…I'd watch it brother! Why not…give him the TNA belt so he completes his collection and let him drop it at the next show. No harm done.

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