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Hulk Hogan Discusses TNA’s Success, Relationship with WWE & More

Hulk Hogan made a guest appearance on Rover’s Morning Glory recently. Here are some highlights.

Shrinking: “I’m 6’4 now, I used to be a lot, lot, taller. I actually did [shrink]. When I was 27 years old, I was 6’7 on the nose. After 35 years of jumping up and landing on my tailbone doing the legdrop, and nine back surgeries, and two hip replacements, and two knee replacements, I’m now 6’4 1/2.”

TNA’s success overseas: “The company I’m with, Impact Wrestling, they’re the number one company overseas. All through Europe and Australia, the numbers are crazy and we’re pushing really hard here in the States.”

Changes in the business: “What I’ve noticed mostly is things move so fast, the universe is getting so big. There are so many choices with satellite, cable, reality TV, social media, people switch gears so much that things have to move faster. Like if you and I were to start an argument right now, [in the past] we’d probably wrestle a year from now and blow the thing off. Well now, if we start an argument we’ll probably wrestle by the end of the hour. You have to most faster, it’s just the business has changed.”

Doing steroids early in his career: “It was kind of a wave of what was the correct thing to do at the time. [In the] ’70s, 80’s, doctors would write you a prescription for a steroid, where every sport in the world was doing it and the mindset was, ‘it was safer than taking sugar.’ Well, everybody’s been re-educated. Steroids are for injuries and certain medical uses, but not for bulking up and enhancing athletic ability. So, I think the mindset changed around ’90 when it became illegal… There was an era when the steroids were predominant in every single sport across the board, but now I think even though it’s prevalent, it’s not as inundated as it was back then. I think you can pull out isolated incidences in any sport and point people out.”

His relationship with WWE: “On a personal level I’m friends with them, but on a business level, I’m the bitter enemy [joking]. I’m not the enemy, we don’t compete with the other company because they are a totally different entity. They’re a PG company, we’re pretty aggressive. It’s not like we want wrestling how it used to be, but wrestling how it should be [with] a lot of physicality and back to the bare necessities of what this business is about. So we’re really not competing, but on a business level we’re not on the same team, that’s for sure. But on a personal level, I’m friends with everybody.”

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  • Devon

    TNA isn’t fuckin aggressive. I hear more swears & see more no dq matches in WWE than I do in tna. TNA is a cheaper shittier version of raw

  • SirQuala O’Smith

    OI TNA IS MUCH BEATHER RAW ANY DAY THE X DIVINE WRESTLERS LEXLE SKILLS RING MAT HIGHTFLYERS A.J.STYLES , AUSTIN ARIES, CHRIS SABINE, BOBY RUDE, JEFF HARDY, ANY OF THE X DIVINE CAN BEAT ANY WWE ROSTERS

    • Darsow44

      Lordy. Stay in school, friend.

    • JustJoeKing

      you have got to be kidding right? you sound so ignorant and childish. sure TNA has “some” great talent, but lets be honest, if they haven’t made it to the big leagues “WWE” by now, they probably never will. with the possible exception of aj styles, Austin aries and bobby rude. but even then they will be mid card at best in WWE. different level, different leagues

      • Damian Starr

        TNA is 11, WWE is over 50? or something it’ll take a lot longer than you think to compete with WWE

  • JustJoeKing

    am I the only one who thinks Hogan and bischoff secretly work for VINCE?

    • Cushman0794

      Haha, R-Truth says “conspiracy”!!!

  • Damian Starr

    Yeah get real sick of the amount of time bully ray uses fricken… and also daniels or aries stopped their sentence before they said ass, just say the god damn words, its TV14 damn it i know 10 year olds who know all of that plus more

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