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Hulk Hogan, who is currently a free agent following the expiration of his contract with TNA Wrestling last month, is interested in returning to WWE for WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans, Louisiana.

“I would love to be at WrestleMania XXX. I would love to have a ringside seat. But, the truth is I need a job. I quit TNA. I’ve just been hanging out on the beach,” Hogan told Philadelphia’s ABC affiliate at an autograph signing last week. “Never say never.”

In response to whether he can still wrestle, Hogan said “right guy, right venue, and right payday.” The legendary grappler also noted that he may “Hulk up.”

“I don’t think I can wrestle too much anymore, but just being around the business and helping and being part of it is pretty cool,” Hogan said.

PWInsider.com reported last month that the 60-year-old has been “training like a mad man” in hopes of wrestling again for WWE.

Hogan returning to the promotion could hinge on Triple H, who is leaving the door open for his return to the sports-entertainment organization. The six-time WWE Champion told the Associated Press in October that he was warmly received by Vince McMahon’s son-in-law at a recent charity function.

To watch the video interview, click here.

  • ANTSFSOLDIER

    If I could book the card based on current wwe storyline I would book it as Cena vs Sheamus (heel) for the world title,orton vs cm punk for the wwe title,undertaker vs hogan or possibly corporate kane,the shield vs the wyatt family,cody rhodes vs goldust

  • ANTSFSOLDIER

    Okay well how about The Undertaker vs Hogan in a Legend vs Legend match??

  • millerj265

    I know that, and I know there incorrect, im just not going to lose any sleep over them being incorrect, iv been watching wrestling to long to now all of a sudden start caring if there facts are right anymore because there wrong about stuff all the time.

  • millerj265

    Id have to know what the rest of the card was first, because id def wanna see shawn vs bryan, but id pass on the shield vs Hogan, Flair, and Foley.

  • D2K

    Agreed, and everyone else at his level also have huge egos. That is how you get their. Not having a huge ego keep you on the undercard no matter how talent you are in the ring. It’s not fair, but nice guys finish last in pro wrestling. That is an ancient truth, not an endorsement. For all the terrible things Hogan has done, he has also to good as well. HE is responsible for the Honky Tonk Man even getting the IC title to begin with and keeping it for 15 months. He has put over the Warrior, Taker (2), Goldberg, Sting, and Rock (2) in major main event matches and for everyone except the Rock for World titles. He even jobbed clean to Angle and to Lesnar as a ROOKIE. That’s all Hogan did in 2002 was job after he beat HHH for the Undisputed title. I’m sure that was a condition for him winning the title one last time and he had no problem put talent over.

    Yes, he and Eric Bischoff ruined TNA. No doubt about that. Just saying he has done a lot of good too.

  • D2K

    Just ignore those clowns dude. I did. People’s lives are so pathetic nowadays that they can’t stand that after all the mess in his life Hogan actually has an opportunity to go out in style like he has earned the right to. Hulk Hogan can go to Wrestlemania to sell popcorn and I guarantee he would get more views on PPV and a bigger crowd pop than anyone else that night. It’s just jealously.

    Their hatred can’t stop anything. The reality is that Hulk Hogan WILL return to Wrestlemania XXX, he WILL get a huge pop and standing ovation, he WILL get a nice pay-day, and he WILL get to go out in style where he belongs to go out. And it’s possible he might be betting another WWE HOF ring for the nWo being inducted.

  • thedo

    There’s a difference between “make believe” and “incorrect”.

    I like your passion for defending the incorrect. I just hope you don’t do anything like design bridges for a living.

  • ANTSFSOLDIER

    So what if it was shawn michaels vs d bryan or a 6 man match at Wrestlemania with hogan,flair,and foley vs the shield..would u still buy Wrestlemania?

  • ANTSFSOLDIER

    But it would never happen

  • millerj265

    So were supposed to lose our minds over this because wwe wants to call there 30th consecutive mania in a row the 30th anniversary, and throw up a big red flag and sy hey that’s completely inaccurate you idiotic swine’s, all while going along with what is a fantasy world of predetermined fights and winners, with situations that are completely improbable in any aspect of life, but this is where we draw the line in which logic and fact need to come into play? Okay, gotch ya, Daniel Bryan can beat the big show in a one on one fight, no problem, throwing all logic and common sense out the window, wwe wants the 30th consecutive mania in a row billed as an anniversary, hold up, pump the brakes wwe, I cannot forgo my common sense and just go with the flow on this one, you’ve gone too far this time, and im taking a stand.

  • Thedo

    So…..
    The WWE is wrong too so that makes it OK? Sometimes I think the movie Idiocracy is going to come true sooner than predicted……

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I really don’t see why not bring Hulk Hogan in for Wrestlmania 30. It will be a one night thing for sure or maybe they end up giving him a job within the WWE. I mean no not wrestling wise but he could be what Ric Flair was suppose to be when they try to bring Flair back a year ago until Ric mess that up. Hogan could be like a spokes man for the WWE could help out some of the young guys. Then again maybe he not that type of wrestler. But I do see Hogan at WM 30 TNA probably saw this one coming to. If it wasn’t for Hulk Hogan I would not wrestling would never be were it is today can’t nobody say otherwise. It is why he gets his way a lot so this one will be no different. Does he have a huge ego yes but that why he is where he is and also that why wrestling is where it is today.

  • millerj265

    Its not really a so called situation when you on nearly every story involving the rock say he is a sellout and other remarks that clearly indicate you dislike the man to a great degree. And I can comprehend both actually, considering I like Cena a great deal more then the rock, iv mentioned that before as well, much like I have joined you many times in defending Cena as a great worker in the ring. The difference is I am willing to look at both men in an objective manner and point out where they both shine and where they both are flawed, but I don’t just blindly hate on one of them because they made a personal decision that I don’t agree with. But if it really bothers you so greatly that when you express your opinions on the rock, that I in turn express mine about him towards you, which is precisely what forms such as these were created for in the first place, ill leave you alone and refrain from commenting on anything you do that involves the rock because contrary to what you seem to believe I do enjoy your comments on most subjects, and id hate for you to not be involved in this website over something this silly and unimportant.

  • millerj265

    I said that because there is video proof of the match being yes a not so good match, yet the crowd loved every second of it, and it was without a doubt the highlight of the event for the major of the ppl in attendance. And you make it clear every time anything is posted about the rock to say he is a sellout so its obvious you don’t like him in every way. But I can comprehend not liking him, and iv brought up many times that he isn’t my favorite and that I very much enjoy John Cena, and that I think Cena is a very good wrestler, better then most ppl on here give him credit for being. In fact I think if Cena could face Hogan in the same shape he was in in 02 his match with Hogan would be just as good if not better then Rocks match with him. The fact that you do love Cena so much is why I question your desire to see Cena in a match that physical cant be any good due to Hogan’s age and physical state, I don’t understand why you would want him to have a match that will be looked at as subpar to the match Hogan had with Rock, and it would be, because Hogan cant do what he did 12yrs ago, its not possible, I like Cena too much to wanna see him in a match that will fail so completely, and I know you like him even more then me, and that’s why it baffles me that you would wanna see him in a match that will be well below the kind of match Cena is capable of putting on.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    If he wants to make an appearance fine thats different, but theres no way i want to see Hogan in a match no matter how big he thinks he is. He had his famous run for about 20 years, but after 2000, he became more of a nostalgia act. He needs to stop living in the past thinking he can still come out and do that stuff because he can’t, He was never a shawn michaels or an undertaker in his prime let alone now

  • ddfindl

    nWo vs. the Shield could be cool

  • TOmC

    Obviously he cannot wrestle like he used to … and I’m sur ehe knows this as well. However – and as much as I loathe the whole WWE “best for business” storyline right now – having Hulk Hogan appear at WM 30 in some capacity WOULD be very good for business.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    Well for starters he’s 2 steps away from being in a wheel chair considering he can barely walk as it is & also its not about Hogan, its more about the next generation of wrestlers and break out stars. Hogan had a habit of burying people in wcw, so ill be dammed if i have to see a 60 year old man in a match while some of the newer guys get left out so he can have his little moment

  • TOmC

    Why? … What’s wrong with wanting to continue on in one’s career as long as one possibly can? He is STILL a draw – FACT. He still has a very large following – FACT.

    If ego were a such a negative in the pro-wrestling business, there wouldn’t BE a pro-wrestling business.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    except he’s a 60 year old who acts like a 5 year old constantly wanting attention. yeah he WAS a big name in the 80s/early 90’s, but to still be desperate for attention in the 000’s??? He needs to take his ego and retire gracefully

  • TOmC

    The ridiculousness of all of the Hulk Hogan hatred here is pathetic. He’s a pro-wrestling legend – and he STILL draws. Someday maybe some of you will grow up and get a clue – damn.

  • JohnCena33

    Also, please stop using the excuse of me so called hating rock and loving Cena, it is annoying that you bring it up EVERY post when I mention Cena or Rock, I guess you cant comprehend that people dislike Rock and like Cena.

    Time to find a new wrestling website to post on.

  • JohnCena33

    When I say that Hogan vs Rock ruined a wrestlemania i am dumb, but when you say cena vs hogan match will ruin wrestlemania 30 what are you then?

  • millerj265

    Yes technically it is, and yet the wwe is still billing it as the 30th anniversary, just as they billed mania 20 as the 20th and mania 10 as the 10th. So I think its okay to call it the 30th anniversary considering it will be the 30th consecutive WrestleMania the wwe has put on, and since the company that created the event in the first place is calling it the 30th anniversary.

  • millerj265

    Granted it wasn’t a great match, but Hogan was still in good enough shape physically to have a match, and I know the rock could go out and have the greatest match that ever took place in wrestling history and you would still say it sucked, but to say it ruined the show is dumb. Every person in that arena was on there feet completely enthralled in every single second of that match, and it was probably the majority of the crowds favorite part of the night. If Hogan was physicaly in the same shape he was in 02 when he faced the rock then yes im sure the match would be just as bad as rock Hogan, but it would still at least be a spectacle to behold, but he’s not, he wouldn’t be able to even wrestle for 10min. Why does he need to have a match at mania for it to be special, just having him there in a host role or in someone’s corner would accomplish the same goel without him having to go out there and embarrass himself and the guy hes wrestling. I know you think Cena is better then rock, and that anything rock can do Cena can do better but this isn’t a situation like that, this is a Hogan can not wrestle a full blown 15-20min WrestleMania quality match, with anyone. Do you really wanna see Cena have a match with Hogan that will make rocks match with him by comparison look like a 5 star top 20 matches of all time match? Because that’s what will happen, the match will be even worse then Hogan-Rock because Hogan simply cant do anything in the ring anymore no matter how jacked he is currently getting himself.

  • Yes!3X

    That’ll be 12 years ago come WM30. Hogan 2014 isn’t Hogan 2002.

  • JohnCena33

    Well Hogan vs Rock ruined a wrestlemania, so why not Hogan vs Cena?

  • thedo

    **cough** the 30th anniversary would be WM31.

  • millerj265

    Exactly, I don’t wanna see the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania ruined by a Hogan match, a match that before it even takes place is destined to fail and be one of the worst in mania history. That’s not exactly the kind of memory you want lingering over your 30th anniversary of anything lol. He needs to do exactly what you said, and that’s it, nothing more nothing less, and that will be enough to make the fans in attendance and those watching on ppv happy.

  • D2K

    Agreed, it is not news Hogan wants to be apart of WMXXX and it is a forgone conclusion that he will be even if it is just a brief cheap-pop type thing like at Wrestlemania 21. He doesn’t need to wrestle anybody. Just show up there, get a crowd pop, pose, then leave. Everyone gets what they want.

  • millerj265

    Is that really news? I mean obviously he would want to be apart of mania 30, or any mania for that matter because the payday for just that one event is probably more then the entirety of his 3yr deal with TNA. And saying he quit TNA isn’t really accurate when he left when his contract expired, once it expired he was no longer an employee so he cant quit a job he no longer has, also quitting would mean he wouldn’t receive the full pay for his deal, which is why he stuck around till it expired, because it is and always has been about the money with him, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing either, but it is the truth, a truth he has no problem admitting to anytime he’s asked about it.

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