The Associated Press published an article on Friday covering Hulk Hogan’s current standing in the professional wrestling industry. The famed wrestler is a free agent after his contract with TNA Wrestling expired (on Oct. 10, according to the article) and there is a strong chance he could return to WWE.
Even at 60-years-old, Hogan considers wrestling again a possibility.
“Let me put it to you this way, brother,” Hogan said. “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.”
While “The Hulkster” was written out of TNA storylines due to the expiration of his contract, he is not ruling out a return to the promotion.
“We couldn’t figure things out,” Hogan said. “We’re talking, but I’m wide open right now.”
Hogan returning to the promotion could hinge on Triple H, who is leaving the door open for his return to WWE. The six-time WWE Champion says he was warmly received by Vince McMahon’s son-in-law at a recent charity function.
“He just welcomed me with open arms. He said if ever I decide I get the itch to come back home,” the door’s open,” Hogan said.
This follows Triple H recognizing Hogan’s place in wrestling history during an interview in August promoting SummerSlam. The WWE executive stated to NBC Sports Radio, “Hulk Hogan will forever be the face of a generation of WWE Superstars. I don’t know that there’s a more recognizable guy—there’s Rock, there’s Hogan, there’s Cena, and there’s these recognizable characters that become household names. And Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest of all-time—a true legend in our business. No matter what, he will always have that place in the WWE Universe. Always.”
Hogan says he has “been going crazy the last couple of weeks trying to figure out the best thing to do” as he feels he “[owes] it to the fans at this point.”
“That’s where I’m having the toughest time in my head,” said Hogan. “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?”
Elsewhere in the interview, Hogan admits to letting his ego get in the way of his post-WCW run(s) with WWE.
“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,” said Hogan. “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.”
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