Friday, July 3, 2015

Hulk Hogan talks WWE, TNA and his desire to wrestle one more match

Hulk Hogan discussed his current status and future in professional wrestling during a recent interview with Dan Gelston of the Associated Press.

Hulk Hogan talks WWE, TNA and his desire to wrestle one more match

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Hulk Hogan. (Chris O´Meara/AP file)
Hulk Hogan. (Chris O'Meara/AP file)

Hulk Hogan discussed his current status and future in professional wrestling during a recent interview with Dan Gelston of the Associated Press.

To read the full piece, click HERE. It is very a good read.

During the interview, Hogan talked about a number of things, including his negotiations with TNA Wrestling, the reason for his departure from WWE, his possible return to WWE and stepping into the ring for yet another match at the tender age of 60 years old.

Hogan’s contract with TNA Wrestling expired last week and quit the company in storyline on a recent edition of Impact.

Although he is currently not with the company, Hogan didn’t rule out a possible return at the company’s biggest pay-per-view of the year Bound For Glory Oct. 20.

“We couldn’t figure things out, Hogan told Gelston. “We’re talking, but I’m wide open right now.”

TNA isn’t where Hogan became one of the most popular wrestlers of all time, however. That came during his very successful run in WWE.

Gelston notes during the story that the last time Hogan appeared on WWE television was in 2007. As for the reason behind his departure in the company, Hogan said, “Maybe my ego was in the way. I felt like, man I can still do this. Listen to the crowd. Don’t you guys hear what I hear? Even though I passed the torch to The Rock, I kept feeling there was more gas in the tank. Maybe I couldn’t see what everybody else saw. Maybe I was going out there and embarrassing myself when I wrestled The Rock, I don’t know. I just wanted something different for the character.”

Hogan still feels he has gas left in the tank and given the right situation, will lace up his boots and don the red and yellow one more time.

“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.”

Hogan also talked about running into Triple H at a recent charity event and the warm reception he received from him. He also said that Triple H extended an olive branch of sorts.

“He just welcomed me with open arms. He said if I ever decide to get the itch to come back home, the door’s open.”

Hogan said he remains undecided as to what his future currently holds, but did say, “I really you owe it to the fans at this point. That’s where I’m having the toughest time in my head. I owe it to those fans that have been loyal to me for 35 years for this Hulkamania thing to probably not end, it will probably go on forever after I’m dead and gone, but, what’s the logical extension? What’s the right direction right now? I owe it to them to make the right choice.”

[h/t to ProWrestling.net for the find]

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