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« Reply #45 on: 10 November 2009, 04:09:26 AM »
- During a radio interview with Bubba The Love Sponge this morning, Hulk Hogan touted Steve Austin, Randy Savage and The Nasty Boys as possible names that could join him in TNA. Hogan also mentioned he wanted to know how serious Bubba was about a role on TNA creative alongside him. [Thanks to Brian Fritz of]

Austin to TNA, LOL? I'll believe that shit when I see it, just seems like typical bullshit been spewed by Hogan to get people interested in him again. The Nasty Boys, wow that should be epic :giggle

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« Reply #46 on: 10 November 2009, 10:23:25 AM »
Austin wouldn't go to TNA... Hogan is full of shit. Austin is WWE through and through.... Plus what would he do? He can't wrestle because of his neck.


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« Reply #47 on: 10 November 2009, 04:30:16 PM »
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Austin wouldn't go to TNA... Hogan is full of shit. Austin is WWE through and through.... Plus what would he do? He can't wrestle because of his neck.

He could become another authority figure :giggle

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« Reply #48 on: 11 November 2009, 12:30:51 AM »
wow if Hogan really thinks bringing in the nasty boys will do anything posotive for the ratings then he's mental. no one wants to see Austin or Savage in TNA either.

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« Reply #49 on: 15 November 2009, 05:40:25 PM »
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wow if Hogan really thinks bringing in the nasty boys will do anything posotive for the ratings then he's mental. no one wants to see Austin or Savage in TNA either.

well TNA fans do


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« Reply #50 on: 23 November 2009, 08:23:21 PM »
For those of you who weren't worried about Hogan taking over TNA, read this and then tell me if you still aren't worried:

Earlier today Hulk Hogan did an interview for the SportFM 91.3 radio in Perth, Australia and I figured I'd transcribe the more interesting non-Hulkamania tour questions from the interview so here it goes:

Question: Can I ask you about your relationship with Vince McMahon? Is it still good?

Hulk Hogan: Brother, it's a love-hate relationship, you know. I talk to him once in a while when he needs a main event for WrestleMania but right now, once I get done with this Australian tour, I'm going back to the Unated States where I signed a deal to run a company called TNA - Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. It's another promotion that you guys are very familiar with here in Australia and I'm getting ready to take over the helm and it's going to be the number one wrestling company in the world just like when I did back in the 90s when I formed the nWo and we took over the wrestling business. I'm gonna do that again.

Question: Now, when you're at home watching wrestling as a fan who's the wrestler that you like watching in the ring? Who's someone that really captures your attention when you're watching as a fan?

Hulk Hogan: Well brother, I really like watching Kurt Angle. He really understands this business. And also one of my favourite wrestlers of all-time Sting. I really love watching Sting in the ring. And now there's a new kid that's coming up through the ranks and is doing pretty good - a kid named AJ Styles. That's one of the things I like about these new guys - they understand wrestling the old way, the way to really go out and fight for what they want. They don't sit in the back and talk and choreograph the matches like some of the other promotions do and I've really enjoyed watching these guys.

Question: Can you give us any information about what your role in TNA will be? Will we see you as a wrestler in the ring? Will you be behind the scenes? What would your on-air role be? Can you let us in on a little bit?

Hulk Hogan: Well, I signed a deal with Dixie Carter to come in as her partner. I know there are several people on the show - storyline-wise - who say they are part of TNA (management) such as Mick Foley and Jeff Jarrett, but this situation is for real. I'm going in to turn this thing upside-down. I'm gonna pick the whole wrestling business up and bodyslam it and whoever's not on my team - on Team Hogan at TNA - they're gonna be at the bottom of the pile. Just like I did in the early 90s, once I went to work for Eric Bischoff and Ted Turner they became the number one wrestling promotion in the world.

Question: Hulk, if there was one thing you could change about the wrestling industry at this point in time what would it be? How will Hulk Hogan revolutionize the wrestling industry yet again?

Hulk Hogan: Well, the one thing I would change and I'm going to change is..I hate the writers. I cannot stand that they have a writing team sitting in the back telling the wrestlers what to say and telling the wrestlers what to do in the ring. That's one of the reasons why I went to TNA because the other promotion that's what they're all about - scripting the verbiage and scripting the matches and telling the wrestlers what to do. They have a team of writers in the back that don't understand this business, that have never been to the big show, that have never been in the big main events. All the writers are either wrestlers that are midcard wrestlers or they were family members that were handed a pen and paper and told, "You've learned what you've learned from our family now keep writing". They've never learned the wrestling business from being in the middle of the ring in the main event in front of 20, 30, 40, 90 thousand people.

Question: You've been in the ring with the biggest names the wrestling industry's ever seen but there's one wrestler the fans would really love to see you in the ring with. There's one wrestler that you never really got to take on in a one-on-one situation and that of course is "Stone Cold" Steve Austin. Steve Austin versus Hulk Hogan - what would the outcome be?

Hulk Hogan: I ran into Stone Cold one week before I came to Australia. I went to a Gold's Gym in Venice Beach, California and there he was. He was working out during the day. He was doing a movie with my buddy Sylvester Stallone. And I told him, I said, "Brother, I'm going back to work. I'm getting back in the ring. If you want some come get some. Money's not a problem. Your schedule's not a problem. If you really want to get in the ring and you really want to make history then come get into the ring with Hulk Hogan". I did not get an answer.

Question: So you threw the challenge out there but you did not get an answer?

Hulk Hogan: Face-to-face threw the challenge out, in his face.

Question: Back in the 80s with the WWF you helped bring them to the pinnacle of the entertainment industry, then later on you went to WCW and of course then to WWE. Which one of those runs was most memorable to you?

Hulk Hogan: The run that stood out the most was going to WCW with Eric Bischoff to prove who the most powerful man in the wrestling business was. I proved in a short amount of time that where I go the talent goes and that where I go the fans go. And I'm gonna prove it again this time. When I leave Australia - when I'm done with the Hulkamania tour - this may be the last time I ever wrestle. I'm going back to the Unated States and I'm gonna run TNA. I'm gonna be on camera, I'm gonna be behind the scenes taking care of business in the back and if the fans scream and shout loud enough I might even lace the boots up, brother, but I'm not planning on doing that. I'm planning on taking that company and turning it into the number one company in the business. When I leave here that's the mission I'm on and if I do come back to Australia it would probably be with TNA.

Question: And I have to mention this, Hulk. One of my favourite memories of you in the ring was when you took on The Rock at WrestleMania 18 several years ago. You actually went into this match as the so-called bad guy and The Rock was the good guy but you ended up receiving all the cheers from the crowd. That was a unique situation. Can you describe that whole moment for us?

Hulk Hogan: Brother, that goes back to what I'm talking about right now. You have to give the fans what they want and that's what I'm getting ready to do. I'm gonna do the Hulkamania tour and then when I leave here I'm going back to the Unated States and when I work for TNA I'm gonna turn the wrestling business upside-down. That's the same thing that happened with WrestleMania 18. Vince McMahon wanted me to be the bad guy. Vince McMahon wanted to put a bullet in Hulkamania. Vince McMahon put me up against his number one good guy The Rock who had a big push. And when I went out in front of 70,000 people in Toronto the fans told Vince McMahon what they wanted and they booed The Rock out of the building. They proved that the fans predict this business. These fans predict what the atmosphere and the environment in this business is all about. And that's what I'm gonna do. I'm gonna go back to TNA and I'm gonna listen to those fans and give them what they want. I'm not gonna keep shoving a bunch of terrible, horrible, stale programming down their throats. I'm gonna listen to the fans. I'm gonna take the writers and tell them, "Go get another job. Sit in the back. If I need you to write a jingle for a commercial, maybe we'll use you for that". This is the wrestling business. If these wrestlers can't talk and these wrestlers can't wrestle then they need to head for the door.

You can listen to the full interview here:

Think I'll have a wank over these tomorrow.

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« Reply #51 on: 23 November 2009, 11:21:08 PM »
My response is going to be a little choppy...

1.  Whether its true or not, he's not appealing himself to the public by disrespecting the guy that helped make him and act like he only returns to the company to main event wrestlemania whenever he needs a payday.

2.  I know the nWo was how WCW made its mark but a recreation of any sort will not work in today's wrestling world.  15 years ago wrestling still pretended that it wasn't scripted, the lines of real and fake were blurred and allowed the fan to somewhat believe what was going on.  Today, the common wrestling fan is a smark and just looking for some good feuds and action in the ring.  By trying to duplicate the nWo I can only see a massive failure in the end, just like the new ECW whether or not that is run by a different company. (Failure is in the terms that ECW is nothing like ECW of the 90s)

3. AJ Styles is a new guy?  Has Hogan even paid attention to TNA prior to Dixie giving him and Bischoff a call?  Once again, Hogan will only be out for those in his 'circle' and its going to be pretty hard to get elevated unless you've paid your dues for a very long time.

4.  Now, there's one thing that I like that he said.  Eliminating the writers can be good if a wrestle is able to script their own promo and direct how they'd like their character to go.  We've seen in the WWE that the writer's room is a constant revolving door and a lot of them have a major disconnect with the fanbase (ie: Big Dick Johnson).  I don't think they should totally get rid of the writers because they obviously have experience running a TV show and will be able to help the wrestlers construct what they want to say and can't quite figure it out.  After seeing some scripts of Raw in the past, it is really written word for word before showtime and I'd like to see some spontaneity from time to time.

5.  Why even bring up a challenging Steve Austin?  He has already stated that he only retired from the ring because his neck couldn't take it anymore.  There is no reason for him to risk his health just for one match with another crippled old man.

6.  I don't believe that Vince wanted Hogan to be the heel at Wrestlemania 18.  We knew from the second the nWo arrived at No Way Out that Nash and Hall would be heels but the crowd just wouldn't boo Hogan no matter what he did.  It was his first time on TV in over two years and his return to the company that helped him become the global phenomenon he became.  The crowd had already shown signs that they'd boo for the Rock just like we currently see with Cena, but Hogan never got that reaction except a year or two in WCW.  Just like Flair, Piper, and Taker, the WWE crowd will never boo for a legend unless they go full into heel mode like the legends they are.  Hogan never wanted the crowd to boo him because cheers = money.  That ultimately led to his brief title run the next month at Backlash and gave Hogan the power he desired.
I'm not completely writing off Hogan's return to TNA yet, but he will not have the impact he believes will happen.  Sure I might tune in once or twice, but if TNA continues to look mostly like it has the last 3 years I'll just change the channel again just like I did after Kurt Angle's arrival wore off.  I'm much more open minded about Hogan's involvement in TNA than someone like Axel will be towards a new feud or a change in direction that the WWE takes a risk with.

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« Reply #52 on: 16 January 2010, 09:31:16 PM »
i read a review from powerslam magazine and they mentioned that hogan is in tna but he has nothign to lose as he isnt putting any money towards tna as he has no money left from his divorce, or his sons accident he need money bad and also hogan isnt mentaly stable as he cant tell fact from fition anymore i meen did you see his interview on tna last year when he claimed he was gonna kill himself untill lali ali called him and tralked him  out of it well thatw as alie as lali ali said he talked to her a bit and he never mentioned suicide then hogan blames underaker saying he botched a tomb stone that never happed at all  and dont forget hogan had power in wcw and he helped kill it

i watched the impact episode on monday that hogan claimed would do a 3.0 in the ratings
i think hiring bishof was a bad idea cuz now the story makes no sence eveyone has to work their way up the ranks wich i found ironic since bishoff and hogan claim they are higher up than the creator, or the fact the hogan said if you cant wrestle then get out

hogan cant wrestle at all ironic

bishoff i find pathetic as hes promos are bad, his caracter is anoying as ever and his place in tna should not be on tv

and if you think tna is going to improve with these money hungery elderly ass clowns then watch the rise and fall of wcw and then look at tna now then tell me its not going to go the same way
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