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- The New York Post has a new article out with Hulk Hogan talking about TNA. Regarding the new concept for Impact Wrestling, Hogan says he will leave TNA if it doesn’t work out:

“We are going to give more power to the fans, make them more involved and more important. I can’t say much more, but I can say this, I’m either going to be really right on this one or really wrong. If I’m wrong, you probably won’t see me again because I’ll be hightailing it out of here.”

  • eric

    hogan u never were good in ring. u are old u can’t wrestle u have suck tna dry. hit road old man. you are old man living in past. wwe got better when hulk hogan left in 1993 for wcw. bret hart was able to enjoy being over with fans getting spotlight. hogan leaving wwe was great. then hart left. hbk became man after 8 yrs of buliding him up. austin became guy in 1998 2 years after hogan nwo heel leader in wcw. hogan should retired like pipper, hbk, edge, dusty rhodes other great retired on top. hogan leave tna. take dixie and flair with u.

  • Titan

    So, it is “people power”?

  • SYM

    *X-Pacs Theme Plays*

  • grizz

    Leave now Hogan, you SUCK, Hogan sucked as a wrestler and he sucks at running a show. TNA needs Jeff Jarrett back.

  • Pig

    Is there a timeline on when you declare failure Hulkster?

    I’m just thinking he says step one failed so now we move on to step two. This could be a mile long walk.

  • Jason L

    I was going to say “Cue Jason” then I seen comments directed towards him. After going thru them I he has not posted so I’ll revert back to my original comment in a mpment…

    @ No name required

    I’m not so sure Hogan has AS much power as he says. I think he’s in management yes but I bet he’s more as an adviser (especially after the rep he had with self promotion in WCW .. note he didn’t have nearly that much stroke when he went back to WWE) but he’ll prob get a ton of fallout if things get worse. Bottom line its the Carters’ company NOT Hogan/Bischoff. Too bad Jarrett doesn’t have more power as I see him being much more of a help backstage than Hogan and Bischoff. Star power name yeah Hogan has him beat.

    Cue Jason defending either TNA and/or Hogan ….

  • Unique

    Jason???????????

  • Lord KGM

    Lets face it. TNA is over regardless of what angles Hogan has ready for TNA. If TNA wants to get really serious about making a serious push, they need new writers. Innovative writers with wrestling on the mind instead of soap operas. Trying to produce a company with the same blueprint that Vince has will only produce a loser (even if its close.) Morrison nor any other recently released wrestler from WWE should not be involved with deal including TNA. Austin Aries should get a push and a serious one. His talent is beyond recognition and skills are proven without being explained. Bobby Roode is not the future of TNA and will be the downfall of the company. With him as champion, its like Rick Rude being World champion at WWF back in the day. There’s a reason he never achieved such stature, Roode should be in that same category. Aries reminds me of a poor man’s Shawn Michaels. Super athleticism with a rare kind of arrogance only seen by guys who possess unique abilities. Hogan will make a Wrestlemania 29 appearance, maybe against Vince or HBK? Now that would be interesting! Peace

  • Jaime5150

    And if you really need the money
    Go make more sex tapes old man

  • Jaime5150

    Cya Hogan, nothing else has worked, why would this?

  • Mongo

    Hmmm my memory must be failing me…I’m pretty sure the Stone Cold era happened after the Hogan heel turn. Pretty arrogant of him to say he reinvented the business, but he has the biggest ego in the world so its not that surprising. I hope he packs up his toys and leaves the business for good, at least in an on screen sense, take a cue from good wrestlers who know when its time to step back and let others shine.

  • JohnCena33

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  • Gregoo

    TNA sucks, go back to where your dumbass belongs hogan…wwe.

  • hitmanmontreal

    TNA SUCK PERIOD!

  • adam

    So basically hogan is saying after this last screw up if this doesnt work he will mess up impact so bad even he wont wanna be apart of it wow that must be something.

  • Nicholas

    I also agree with what Hogan said but hope he follow though. He said one thing an does another. It a young man game a wise person once said. Right now TNA has to leave the TNA title off the old guys because it not about them anymore. It seems like TNA is finally following with what WWE been doing for the past couple of years. Forget about ratings and viewership right now because really it about Pro Wrestling as a whole. They need to put on young talent yeah there are place for the old timers they just don’t have to be in the World title picture. To me World title are for the young guys but the old guys it about just putting on a show. Which is what the old WWE guys do in WWE. They are not in the WWE or World title picture yeah they have big matches.

    I like to hear that Hogan is getting the massage just hope he follows though.

  • bloodstone

    yeah when you leave hulk take that tool jason with you shit trhat’s right he a poser never mind

  • poko

    Interesting article, thanks for posting it.

    It’s hard to argue with most of what he said, though his enormous ego does shine through at times. He’s absolutely right about keeping the belt on Roode, which is why I hope they don’t give it to RVD or any of the old guard. None of those guys need it, while it continues to build legitimacy for Roode with every passing day.

    I also approve of them looking for new talent, though I hope that extends to the Knockouts division, as well. Most of the best female performers are in the indies. I’m not sure how Masters would work, but I think Morrison would be perfect for the X Division, especially if they brought him in as a heel.

    TNA has a pretty good direction right now, with some excellent champions. It’s better right now that it’s been in at least a couple of years. All they really need to do is drop the Bischoff storylines and keep Hogan’s GM character from dominating the spotlight.

  • The Ryder Revolution

    hogan should just tell vince the hulkster is coming back

  • Deva

    I believe hogan smokes ganja before he talks like he did with this article

  • BlaH

    the entire article brother lol
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    When you think of pro wrestling, you instantly think of Hulk Hogan.
    Hogan, a figure who has transcended the sport, has nearly 35 years of experience in the industry. Naturally, it makes perfect sense that he is the man who is leading the charge in putting TNA Wrestling on the map.
    Total Nonstop Action wrestling is currently the only real competition for Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Entertainment, with Hogan as one of the brand’s central figures. Started in 2002, TNA has become a prevalent brand in the world of professional wrestling and has attracted big name talents such as Sting, Jeff Hardy, Kurt Angle and of course, Hogan himself.
    Hogan knows that TNA is still a relative newcomer to the marketplace and turns to the WWE as an example of how building up a brand is similar to how McMahon’s company has built up its superstars.
    “The only way I could explain it to you is if I talked about John Cena,” Hogan told The Post. “The WWE has taken about ten years to build up John Cena to that Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock-type level. TNA is the same way, we’ve only been around for 10 years. It’s a very young company and to even say that it is competitive and that the WWE has a little less of a presence, that’s a major statement.”
    TNA also differentiates itself from the WWE in the sense that it focuses more on the in-ring product and feels out the fans’ reactions rather than viewing itself as an entertainment company and continuing with something that has worked for decades.
    “The WWE is doing billions of dollars as a company and focus on the entertainment aspect of things,” Hogan said. “They don’t want to call their talent wrestlers anymore, I get it, but we are focusing on the wrestling and really feeling the vibe. The media and entertainment business moves so fast, we’re almost going shelf to shelf.”
    While Hogan wouldn’t explicitly tell The Post what the next move for TNA is, he teased several times that it will be a “momentum-shifting moment” for the industry.
    “You can have a wrestling idea, but you need to have these momentum-shifting moves,” Hogan said. “We had the Hulkamania movement, then it shifted to the beer-drinking, Stone Cold era, we reinvented the business with [Hogan] growing the black beard and becoming the bad guy, what’s that next level. I have this huge monster idea that I am going to throw out there that I really think is going to change the business.”
    Hogan’s reputation as one of the premier minds in wrestling precedes him, and he has essentially turned TNA on its head since joining the company in 2009. Since then, Hogan has helped to unveil a new TNA Impact! Zone, featuring a traditional four-sided ring and develop new concepts such as the TNA Fight Night and Gut Check.
    TNA Fight Night and Gut Check is part of the brand’s movement to bring in new talent. Fight Night offers one wrestler outside of the brand to wrestle in front of Hogan and a panel of judges. If the wrestler impresses, he or she could land a contract with TNA. Gut Check is an open tryout for the brand as it continually searches for new talent. Hogan said that the response has been incredible and that former WWE superstars Chris Masters and John Morrison have reached out to TNA in hopes of landing a deal.
    Despite his past successes, Hogan’s next move appears to be his biggest gamble.
    “We are going to give more power to the fans, make them more involved and more important,” Hogan said. “I can’t say much more, but I can say this, I’m either going to be really right on this one or really wrong. If I’m wrong, you probably won’t see me again because I’ll be hightailing it out of here.”
    Hogan’s ability to look past the current situation at TNA is important to the overall success of the company as well. Hogan believes rather than using a solution that benefits the brand in the interim, that TNA needs to look to where it wants to be in the future and work backwards from there.
    “If you wanted a quick fix, right now, you would put the belt on Jeff Hardy,” Hogan said. “That would fix a bunch of stuff right now, but that is not working backwards from where we need to be. Right now, to work to that point, the belt needs to stay with Bobby Roode. He’s a guy who we are bringing up and is a constant. As we build him up it’s like a volcano that ready to explode.”
    TNA isn’t the first time Hogan has gone toe-to-toe with Vince McMahon’s wrestling conglomerate. 15 years ago, during the height of World Championship Wrestling, Hogan was one of the biggest talents for the brand and led one of the most intriguing wrestling storylines when he, along with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash, formed the NWO.
    “I remember the last time this build-up happened,” Hogan said. “Vince McMahon had Shawn Michaels dress up as Hulk Hogan with a walker and say ‘You’re getting old brother.’ Then we came with the NWO idea and I feel the same thing now. [The WWE] is banging me on TV again, having The Three Stooges dressing up as me, showing footage of Brock Lesnar beating me last week. They’re worried about something.
    “[With WCW,] we were doing three times the numbers [ratings] that WWF was doing back then. We slammed them for a couple of years in the ratings. We had incredible talent and had the two highest rated shows on TNT and TBS at the time.”
    Now Hogan plays a different role with TNA as compared to when he was with WCW, shifting from being an in-ring talent, to someone who is more behind the scenes, working with Dixie Carter to improve the brand. Hogan did describe the shift as one of the most difficult ones he’s ever had to make.
    “It took me a long time to come to grips with the fact that I can’t be in the ring that much anymore, to set aside that ego, it’s tough,” Hogan said. “But when I look back at the tape and see myself walking out there and wrestling, it isn’t how I want it to be so I had to realize that I shouldn’t be doing that anymore.”
    In addition to having Hogan, TNA has a valuable partner in Spike TV, which televises the brand’s flagship program, TNA IMPACT! On Thursday nights.
    “[Spike TV] understands the business,” Hogan said. “They know what to expect and are well aware as to how the business works. They’re supportive and are believing in us more and more every day and as we keep rolling forward you’ll see more support. They’re team players and it will help both of us to be open and take that leap of faith.”
    With Hogan leading the march, it’s clear that Hulkamania is running wild on the industry once again, building TNA into a wrestling powerhouse.
    “I’m excited, I really am,” Hogan said. “If we can get this thing firing on all eight cylinders, get traction and do the right thing, you never know.”

  • bb

    Go for it,hulk. QUIT now he old. Find porn movie job.

  • Mark

    why wait leave now ???

  • No Name Required

    That’s kind of douchey he basically said if I screw this company over then everyone else can deal with it.

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