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- For what it’s worth, people within WWE believe that Hulk Hogan is staying with TNA. At the same time, there are people in WWE would like to have him for WrestleMania XXX but the question is do they want him bad enough to out-bid TNA.

It was noted by a WWE source that if they put either Randy Savage or The Ultimate Warrior in the Hall of Fame next year, Hogan could do their induction speech, plus some kind of angle with a mid-level heel on the actual pay-per-view.

With The Rock and Steve Austin very questionable for WrestleMania XXX, Hogan could be the person to deliver big numbers for WWE. Last year’s WrestleMania numbers were disappointing and there’s a feeling that The Rock appearing for the fourth straight year isn’t going to pop the numbers this time around. Unless there is a major outside attraction, there’s also a feeling that the only ting that will get WrestleMania back to its previous numbers is an announced retirement and final match for The Undertaker, something big with Hogan or something big with Austin.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Matthew Farrell

    Hogan alone won’t be enough to draw big numbers. They need to have a good card to go along.

  • Mike Wells

    The Real Americans changing their music to “Real American” would set up a good confrontation with Hogan at WMXXX (and also be truly epic)!

    They are becoming some good anti-heroes. I just hope WWE doesn’t try change then face and ruin them like they have every other heel that has gotten over.

  • Sean Kaboni

    Hence the Cesaro Swing on Hogan!!

  • los322

    Hogan can barely move nowadays. Can he even pick up his leg for a big boot
    To set up the legdrop?

  • ddfindl

    Ugh… no. I can honestly say, I would be very disappointed if anyone ended the streak, ESPECIALLY Cena. And no, I’m not bashing him, but he just doesn’t need to win. I want him in a match with Taker because it would be interesting to see how they would play it out and it would be a really marketable match and an overall exceptional business decision on WWE’s part.

    People say, “All good things come to an end.” – to hell with that. Let Taker keep the streak, and we can continue to speculate years into the future, “…well, what if he faced this person?” I want something I can talk to my 4 year old about when we he gets serious about watching wrestling, I don’t want to talk about some guy that was good but got old and finally lost; that sucks.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I am just saying if Cena ended the streak of the Undertaker I would be ok with it. I don’t know if they will face but if they do could see it very easily come to an end. It would not bother me one bit. One more thing didn’t say there wouldn’t be a title involve if Cena becomes World champion he may have a long run with it just to give a big name for a little while. But to me if Cena vs Undertaker happen I say streak will be over and I would respect it.

  • tony

    undertaker v wyatt – wyatt wins with help from kane
    bryan v punk – bryan wins
    ryback v goldberg – goldberg wins
    for some reason i see orton v cena – orton wins
    gimmick match including legends

  • millerj265

    No don’t waste Hogan’s induction speech on the Warrior, Warrior hates Hogan and the feeling is probably not as strong on Hogan’s side but I doubt Hogan cares much for the man and least of all respects him. Hogan does however have a massive amount of respect for the Macho Man and if what he says is to be believed the two of them had been talking a little and trying to patch up there relationship before Machos passing, and Hogan seemed legitimately distraught and saddened that they nvr got the chance to bury the hatchet. Hogan’s induction speech for the Macho man would be so heart felt, emotional, and truly memorable, and I think Hogan would be truly honored to do it, and if there not going to give that honor to Randy’s brother and father, then Hogan’s the only other logical choice. Now if Hogan were to even except the offer to induct Warrior you know that everything nice he would say about him would be fabricated and not from the heart, because even if Hogan doesn’t hate Warrior, id say its a fair assessment to say that Hogan probably doesn’t have any respect for the man, nor does anyone iv ever heard who worked with him or around him either.

  • millerj265

    The same good it did to bring back rock, to bring back fans who will feel nostalgic for a Hogan WrestleMania appearance. He is the most famous and well know professional wrestler of all time, he started wrestling in like the late 70’s or early 80’s and ppl under 20yrs old to this day still know who he is and that he wrestled. Im not saying he can propel Manias buy rates to surpass what the rock did for them over the past three yrs, but at the same time I also don’t think its out of the realm of possibility either. There are still a lot of fans who would pay to see Hulkamania run wild one last time on the grandest stage of them all. But if they don’t get him for the 30th anniversary of the event he help establish and make into the mammoth spectacle that it has become, then I think it would be best that he doesn’t ever have a role in a WrestleMania again because with his mania history and the fact he was there when it all started makes for a perfect scenario to appear and if they feel the need to have one last match, any other mania appearance after mania 30 wouldn’t have that same meaning and a storyline as to why he is wrestling would be much harder to come up with and sell as being a big deal or that is as special as him appearing or perhaps wrestling at the 30th anniversary of global phenomenon he helped create.

  • millerj265

    Id be surprised if Warrior even excepted an invitation to be inducted into the hall of fame, although if he did it would probably be in an attempt to hold up vince again for another $500,000 after he was already advertised to appear at the event, and then maybe sue the wwe again after wards for not giving him the money. Seriously why would the wwe want to induct a piece of trash like Warrior who has done nothing but try and hurt them and who has constantly crapped on them throughout his wwe career and continuing to many yrs after his last appearance in a wwe ring?

  • the jawbreaker

    WARRIOR WOULD SAY OVER MY DEAD BODY A PREFER EL TORITO INDUCTION ME THAN HOGAN

  • Sean Kaboni

    “plus some kind of angle with a mid-level heel on the actual pay-per-view”

    I’d like to see the Cesaro Swing on Hogan!

  • Jason

    I know it will be the third time but I think it should be Kane vs. the Undertaker and have Kane end the streak and have it be both their last match. Have it be Kane finally completing is original goal coming into the WWE, by destroying the Undertaker

  • d_pooch

    I don’t see what Hogan can do at this point that he hasn’t already done. It’s not like they’d get a good match out of him. What good would an appearance do?

  • d_pooch

    Makes sense to me for Cena to end the streak in a non-title match. Throw in Warrior for HOF and one last match, and perhaps Goldberg v. Ryback, and you have a solid WM card, IMO.

  • ddfindl

    I can see it with Cena as well; however, I think Taker should retire with his streak intact.

  • Nicholas Giambattista

    I could see this being Undertaker last Wrestlemania if he face John Cena I will be 99 percent sure. Because it don’t seem like there is a better guy to end the streak right now. For Hogan he could very easy be there for Wrestlemania 30 then again he may not. Either way I do think this is Undertaker last Wrestlemania.

  • chris41

    “Hogan could be the person to deliver big numbers for WWE.”
    Did I just wake up in 1987?

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