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During an interview with Peter Rosenberg, Hulk Hogan criticized WWE’s handling of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s return to WWE last week on Raw.

“They’ve spent so much time building John Cena up. There’s a way to really build somebody up, but all of a sudden within three or four seconds, he had the whole arena screaming that Cena sucks,” Hogan said.

“Sometimes I don’t understand the philosophy. John Cena is going to be there all the time. Even though The Rock said he’s back, he’s only back for one day. He’s not going to be there wrestling every single day like John Cena is, really holding it down and really keeping it real. All that stuff is scripted. They had Stephanie McMahon and the writers telling The Rock exactly what to say. I just didn’t understand why they would want to destroy Cena so quickly.”

Hogan said he has undergone eight back surgeries in the past year. Though he wears a brace, he’s now pain free. He noted that he will be on hand for tonight’s iMPACT! taping in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

  • 808notsogreat

    oh no, Peep It, thou hast wounded my pride. *gasps and dies*

    but really, 100 internets for you for being the first person to think and say that. real classy.

  • damkat

    If hogan knew anything about wrestling than maybe TNA would be alot better than it is and worth watching. Besides did not TNA start to build a decent title fued then f**k it up by putting the title on sting! maybe he should take his own advice. Why spent all that time to build it up only to have it destroyed in one night right Hogan right!

  • my2cents

    @shawn
    Date: Feb 24, 2011 at 3:19 PM
    @ CC are you joking? cena is very much the biggest wrestler goin in wwe because a lot of people (not just kids) like him. he was in a lot of wwe movies and pretty much carries the ball also by doing a lot of promotional stuff. the wwe trusts his work ethic to be the #1. the rock had a lot of apathetic wwe fans also when he became face. cena has star power because hes entertaining. hes not my fave, but i get the habit of anticipating some of his matches because they are top priorities with big named wrestlers, and his promos are well developed. i used to feel this way about the rock except he was my favorite.

    well said cc your your mental cena in vkm’s back pocket hhh undertaker people that was are well getting a bit to old for what they do cena is there anytime vince wants him
    as for what hogan said i agree but yea vince will kill a person in the snap of a finger

  • peep it

    @808notsogreat

    SEE IF THIS IS OK FOR GRAMMAR G O F U C K Y O U R S E L F

  • 808notsogreat

    What appalls me more than Hogan’s asinine comments is the lack of spell check and the abuse of the English language on this website.

  • http://Davey77@aol.com Davey

    It’s an angle that would put Cena over, Hogan knows it and needs to stop assuming wrestling fans are dumb. He’s try to bury WWE for his company.

  • yay

    Ok The Rock buried Cena big deal. But has it effected John Cena anyway? i mean who is maineventing wrestlemania? Hulk Hogan should really just shut up. Hogan is always buring everyone else. Warrior, Savage, HBK. do us a faour Hogan & shut up

  • shawn

    CC you can shut up. cena probably has the most fans you idiot.(remember you called me that..huh?)
    i didnt think nothing of hogans comment, you know why? im not as big as a douche as you. and watch your english, you dont want to influence the billions of kids now dont ya winner.

  • shawn

    CC you can shut up. cena not having any star power? what an idiot.
    i didnt think nothing of hogans comment, you know why? im not as big as a douche as you. and watch your english, you dont want to influence the billions of kids now dont ya winner.

  • al

    agree with a lot of u, Hogan doesnt know anything about wrestling other than to promote himself.

    They’ve chant cena sucks for yrs now. give the fans what they want and just turn him heel.

    dont blame the rock

  • Adam

    Hogan obviously said that before CEna’s response.

  • Oman

    I can tell by all the reactions to the people above that they were too young (or not even born) to appreciate the 80’s and the megastar that was Hulk Hogan. I agree Hogan is so far past his prime it’s sad but Hogan once apon a time was THE best and nothing will change that.

  • WWE Champion

    Hulk Hogan is right. Cena needs to look better come Mania. They have to make The Rock tap the Fuck out to Cena at WrestleMania after he beats Miz. That’s the best way for Cena to look like the better man.

  • Nicholas G

    Maybe Hogan should not be calling the kaddle black if you know what I mean. I mean since Hogan has been in TNA every former WWE rejects come in another young star get push aside. Why because Hulk Hogan has never given a dam about anybody but himself. It been the story of Hulk Hogan career his ego has become his biggest down fall. I mean I use to be a Hulk Hogan fan heck he got me to watch wrestling. But over the year when I get to know the real Hulk Hogan not been as big of fan.

    I also agree with the two who said Hulk Hogan should have put over HBK and Randy Orton at the two Summerslam they face. But again the reason why is Hulk Hogan ego. He knows deep down inside that both HBK and Randy Orton are miles ahead of him when it comes to in ring wrestling he just couldn’t was just not one to job. It is also why we never saw an Hogan vs Stone Cold because Austin is was not going to job to Hogan.

    In closing Hogan has no idea what he is talking about anymore. He has lost his mind an the reason why he is upset because The Rock is having a better career in Hollywood that Hogan ever could. The Rock walk away in his prime while Hogan couldn’t an the reason why is Hulk Hogan ego. It is what is killing TNA.

  • Meow

    Phill , I completely agree. That<s the match that came to my mind or even the Orton one.

  • ALHOW

    @HATER Really? Seeing Cena rap was lame? That was the best promo from cena in a while.

  • mark

    Hogan does not have talk some bullshit. First of all the Rock makes his own promos and does not need anyone to script it for him. Secondly atleast Cena has stayed loyal to the WWE and worked his ass off for the last 8 yrs regardless of what you think of him. Thirdly Hogan is a dinosaur and should go to a care home somewhere.

  • RAMSES 2

    THE BIGGEST OVER RATED WRESTLERS IN THE WORLD CENA AND HOGAN!!!!!

  • Peep it

    The Rock has stated numerous time in the past, that when he speaks he is in full control of what comes out of his mouth not someone so called script. With that being said I think Hogan just tried to cash in a 5 second shot to the WWE, Rock & Cena. Cena is a directed puppet. The Rock is the puppet master and no one controls him. There a reason what was said was said by both Rock and Cena. Maybe as much as I hate to say this maybe HHH is having more of an impact internally more so then we are led to believe. Hes got to know this PG shit, while it filling the seats with kids. So while Hogan tired to make a point. He really does not have a leg to stand on considering is so called track record. And if the Bitchoff chimes in on the matter god save us all!

  • CM SUCKS

    Gangstas Dont Die

  • Jeff Miles

    Get over it. It’s TV. Cant I just watch both TNA and WWE because its fun to watch? Al Snow is right; no such thing as a smart mark…..

  • Liannery

    What attracted is what I meant

  • Liannery

    On the whole Cena thing…First of all WWE needs to turn him heal, trust within 6 months people will be happier than they are now, hell when the rock was a heal he was just as cheered to a point as he was when we was a babyface, atleast in terms of cutting phenomenal promos…the people loved it babyface or heal…What attacked people to cena were his cut down freestyle promos (which I dont like) but it got over cause it was funny/insulting…

  • Liannery

    @CC…In a way people are critisizing the WWE, and yes i agree hogan is an idiot…lol…People are judging the wwe on the way they have handled the cena/rock respective promos…Havent people learned it may not make since yet but it always does???

  • CC

    @Shawn. You are mental and have no idea about anything.

    And @Liannery. What the fuck are you talking about. Nobody here is critisizing WWE, they are saying Hogan is an idiot.

  • HATER

    Seeing Cena rap again was LAME. I mean even if you can call that rapping cause it was so slow it was pathetic. It was like he was reading a Dr. Seuss book but really slow. whats more pathetic than that is Hogan cause he is just jealous cause you will not hear that kind of crowd reaction on TNA.

  • dustin

    Its not like John didnt come back with anything

  • shawn

    @ CC are you joking? cena is very much the biggest wrestler goin in wwe because a lot of people (not just kids) like him. he was in a lot of wwe movies and pretty much carries the ball also by doing a lot of promotional stuff. the wwe trusts his work ethic to be the #1. the rock had a lot of apathetic wwe fans also when he became face. cena has star power because hes entertaining. hes not my fave, but i get the habit of anticipating some of his matches because they are top priorities with big named wrestlers, and his promos are well developed. i used to feel this way about the rock except he was my favorite.

  • http://www.hotmail.com danny

    i respect cena for what he does week in and week out but i have 2 disagree with hogan its not to bury cena within 4 seconds if he watched the previous raw cena hit back at the rock queit good not as good as the rock but was great seeing him rap again

  • Phill

    Oh yeah Hogan? What about your match with HBK at Summerslam? Man Hogan seems to be getting dumber and dumber

  • GOKU

    BY THE WAY, IM SURE THAT THE ROCK WROTE HIS PROMO AND DIDNT HAVE ANY IMPUT FROM WWE CREATIVE, AND THE REASON I SAY THAT IS BECAUSE WWE IS PG, AND THE ROCK’S PROMO WAS NOT A PG WWE WRITTEN PROMO.

  • Liannery

    You know I have to write this to people, If you dont like the WWE then dont watch it…I dont like TNA so I dont watch it. The same ones that murdered WCW are doing the same thing to TNA and when its all said and done the WWE will still be there whether you like them or not. Its a business and like it or not VKM is a smart business man. I dont always agree with him but again when its all said and done if you watch wrestling it will always be WWE…

  • CC

    For a guy who has gone out of his way to bury people through all of his career, this is kinda rich.
    And as said above, he has already buried enough people on the TNA roster to keep his mouth shut about this shit.

    As also said above, the Cena sucks chants are nothing new, and if anything rather than say WWE are stupid for having Rock bring Cena down in 3 or 4 seconds, what he should be noting is if its that easy to bring Cena down in that short space of time, it just shows he is nowhere near the star the company figurehead should be.

    Hell, when Hogan had his match with Rock at WM X8, while the audience was split over who to root for, Rock did not lost nothing from it as the fans hadnt actually turned on him. Thats the difference between a guy who cemented his place as one of the top guys and a guy who is there because Vince says so, and has not helped anyone else try to reach that level (guys like Orton and Batista will always be second place in Vinces eyes).

  • adam

    Ok hogan number one wwe isnt burrying cena cause they cut a promo against him. Also like other people have said people have been chanting cena sucks ever since he started using this lame marine gimmik were he is supposed to be everyones super hero.Second i think he should be more concerned about how your killing tna then what wwe is doing. Also dont rush back tna isnt really doing good but there doing fine with out you.

  • Liannery

    Maybe Hogan needs to remember that the WWE has always been on top there game whether it made since or not…Maybe this is the WWE’s way of turning Cena heal again finally…It’s been coming for sometime now, I just feel they needed something like this in order for it to take place…But no one honestly knows except the WWE

  • goonderblonggee dang

    The crowd has been chanting Cena Sucks for years now without The Rock doing shit, so he needs to go lay his gay ass down and have another crusty surgery operation. OOOO!!!!!!! I’m so exited to see his dumbass come back in march! FUCK YEAH!!!!!! FUCK HOGAN. He needs to go do the fingerpoke of doom up his own ass.

  • goonderblonggee dang

    Hogan and Bitchoff buried the ENTIRE TNA roster with their shitty bullshit writing.

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