Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Sep 28, 2013
The Latest Update On Hulk Hogan & TNA Wrestling

The Latest Update On Hulk Hogan & TNA Wrestling

The reason the possible final Hulk Hogan segment on TNA iMPACT! was booked the way it was is due to “creative control” on Hogan’s part.

The segment will air on next week’s TNA iMPACT! broadcast and you can click here to view photos of Hulk Hogan’s possible final TNA appearance.

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31 Responses to “The Latest Update On Hulk Hogan & TNA Wrestling”

  1. hangers says:

    That creative control has done wonders for tna so far…

    • Stunner says:

      ROTFL !!!! I was thinking the exact same thing. Lol!

    • Bigmike885 says:

      problem doesn't matter if its helping or not..TNA was stupid enough to put in the contract..youd think after Bret Hart and all the BS with Hogan and Nash in WCW all wrestling companies would just ditch that.

      • Philly_Cheese says:

        Yeah it was pretty dumb for TNA to allow him to have total creative control in his contract. The thing is some companies do allow a slight creative control in their contracts, but not in the same sense that WCW had with some big stars. Many companies will allow you to say no to an idea without having any actions taken against you.

      • ricky_No1 says:

        Indeed. Hogans creative control in WCW is one of the main reasons the company failed. Guess dixie was a Hulkamaniac.

  2. Steven kelly says:

    Who cares. ETHAN IS COMING

  3. tnadude says:

    Possible reason, folks. Possible.

    Hogan quitting makes storyline sense. It's hardly Hogan booking himself as champ…

    Good grief!

  4. toddmikki says:

    Wow the has hogan hater written all over it, all lies to stir the pot. This site must be ran by wwe because they hate it that the person that single handedly built wwe and wcw is now in tna. Anyone who hates hogan hates wrestling and loves wwe!

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      You must be a serious fanboy… Hogan in no way built WWE… VKM's father built WWE, and he made Hogan into what he was, without him Hogan would be a broke no body right now. Hogan in no way built WCW either… It was Ted Turner's money that did that.

      • DirkB says:

        Neither WWE or WCW would have reached the heights they did without Hogan, he transcends the business, more people know who Hogan is than know of WWE/WCW/TNA/ECW combined.
        I get where you're coming from but it's like giving all the credit for an Oscar winning acting performance to the owner of the film studio.

        • Bigmike885 says:

          lets be honest dude..Vince made Hogan what he is, and Hogan made WWF what it was…they made each other…Hgoan would not have been half what he is/was if were not for VKM's marketing..Hogan was no bigger than anyone else when he was in AWA…its that simple..Is he the biggest name in the history of the business..yes..but without VKM's vision it wouldn't be that way..

          • Mr. Excitement says:

            Exactly, let's just say McMahon and Hogan were the perfect mix at the right time.

          • OldManEaston says:

            This is true. AWA Hogie was not on the same level as the NWA champions or the WWWF champions like Bruno. Hogan would have probably been a complete failure as a headliner in the NWA to be honest, since he was neither a great wrestler, nor appeared to be very interested in the kind of brutal brawls and stiff work on which that guys made their reputations there. I actually don't think he would have been more than a brief novelty in the more tradition oriented AWA either had Verne gotten behind him to make him his franchise. The AWA fans were definitely attracted to Hogan because he was a novelty for them, but AWA fans were at their core still probably the most old school lot left in the American wrestling scene, and Hogan was no Nick Bockwinkel or Verne. After the brief pop that Hogan got from Rocky III eventually faded and he couldn't be the kind of champion that AWA fans were used to, I don't believe it would have spelled long term success for him IMO. The fact that they were such a traditional bunch is probably the only thing that even allowed the promotion to even last as long as it did, when both NWA and WWF were both light years ahead of the AWA in terms of a revolutionary product , presentation and cool factor by the early 80's.

            Before Rocky III, Hogan was not even that highly regarded by Vince sr. Then Rocky III happened and Hogan got just enough exposure to make him an up an comer in the AWA. Then he went to Vince Jr, and he did what he has always done best, take those guys with a little bit of forward momentum, market the hell out of them and turn them into legitimate crossover superstars. As much as both Hogan and Vince were right for each other and had a symbiotic relationship, history tells me that Hogan owes more to Vince than the other way around. Vince could have easily done the same thing with a guy like Kerry Von Erich.

          • kevinroulette says:

            Hogan was Huge in AWA he did the Rocky movie then.

          • Bigmike885 says:

            He still wasn't nearly what he became. And wouldn't have become as big if not for vkmSent from my iPhone

          • OldManEaston says:

            Hogan was not huge in the AWA. How could Hogan be huge when the AWA was not itself huge? By the early 80's the AWA was far from being a hot ticket, even under the similar business model to WWF where they hit certain areas in long rotations to not burn out the crowds as opposed to the NWA who saturated their primary markets (much like ECW to create a more intimate fanbase. AWA had some fairly big markets, but it was not filling up arena's similar to MSG or the Boston Gardens, the Spectrum etc like WWF was at the time or Bruno had done previously. They weren't even doing the gates that Verne got in his heyday. It wasn't even drawing the gates that NWA promotions who ran in one region were doing. The Carolinas and Texas were exploding, and AWA couldn't match that. Hogan didn't change that during his AWA run even with Rocky III. They were doing decent business teasing him and would have undoubtedly continued to do good business had they actually made him the the franchise, but he did not become a megastar until Vince McMahon took the ball and ran with it like only VInce McMahon and the New York media machine could.

            Nobody here is saying that Hogan was a bum who owes everything to Vince McMahon. You can't get blood out of a turnip. Without the seeds to he possessed to become a star, it would have never happened, but to say that Hogan was this giant star in the AWA is just not accurate.

            Go take a look at AWA Super Sunday from 1983, which is readily available online where Hogan faces Bockwinkel and you tell me if it compares to the big Crockett shows, or what World Class or WWF was doing. Then compare his early WWF run and come come back and tell me again how HUGE of a draw Hogan was for AWA even with Rocky III.

    • OldManEaston says:

      Hogan built WCW? When did that happen, I must have missed it? The Hogan I remember in WCW before cabbaging on to the hot ticket of Hall and Nash was seen by a huge chunk of the fan base as an washed up interloper. Hogan deserves credit for playing an instrumental part in the HUGE success of early WWF and the Rock-n-wrestling connection, and even for successfully reinventing himself as the most cowardly bastard heel in wrestling in the NWO, but if you are really a long haul WCW fan as I was, you would know it was Nash and Hall that were the catalysts that really put that company in the position to challenge WWE, not Hulk Hogan. As much as I dislike Kevin Nash, this is undoubtedly true. The NWO could have existed and even prospered without Hogan, but it could have NEVER done it without what Hall and Nash brought to the table. Nobody really gave a crap when Hogan did his whole pre NWO shave his mustache and his teasing darker routine, but when he sided with Hall and Nash everybody pretty much initially said he was the snake we always thought he was because he is siding with these guys who we hate.

      WCW had Hulk Hogan for two years before the NWO and really accomplished nothing but cheesy Dungeon of Doom matches and other cheesy marketing spots like Pastamania, much like TNA has accomplished with Hogan. I am sure though Todd, if TNA did strike lightening in a bottle and then Hulk Hogan was there to cabbage on to that as well, you would be quick to anoint him the savior again.

      • jbcissom says:

        Just to add to your Hogan-nWo statement, the nWo Wolfpac was the top faction with Hogan was in nWo Black and White (in retrospect, a really dumb concept, but it reinforces your point).

    • ricky_No1 says:

      Are you serious. Hogan is one of the idiots who killed WCW and i love wrestling and dont care for WWE. So guess your statement is as dumb as you.

  5. Get_Carter says:

    I have no issues with Hogan being with TNA. I think it still helps the company's stature if not the ratings. But if TNA is strapped for cash, cutting talent and taking the show off the road – they can't afford Hogan. Next to Sting, Hogan is one of TNA's most expensive talents. I'd rather see a Ken Anderson back – someone who can perform in the ring. I'm no Hogan hater, I am just looking at the trade off. TNA is having money problems so where do you put that budget? Hogan or two or three quality in ring performers? Hogan never brought the 2+ rating points that everyone expected.

    • Philly_Cheese says:

      Hogan never brought anything to the table… I don't hate him either, but let's face reality he made a ton of promises he never followed up on.

    • ricky_No1 says:

      The ratings are no better post hogan than they were pre hogan. That simple fact speaks for its self.

  6. Euphoria says:

    I dislike Hogan but come on every wrestling fan knows without Hogan WWE woild of not been so popular. Common sense. Hogan drove it into pop culture

    • Bigmike885 says:

      once act like Hogan did it himself…if not for WWE's promotional machine Hogan would be like Piper…He'd a legand..but not nearly what he became..vince put everything he had into Hogan, and it payed off. They made each other.

  7. hangers says:

    I just hope he's gone but I think it's a work..

  8. vantheman77 says:

    I can't see Hulk Hogan remaining with TNA with Brooke's release and the upcoming WrestleMania 30 next year.

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