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More Details on Backstage Hulk Hogan Heat and His Future

– We noted before how Hulk Hogan has heat within TNA for booking outside licensing deals such as the deal with 2K Sports to appear in WWE 2K14. Hogan also has heat for booking major non-TNA media appearances such as the arm wrestling match against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford that got Hogan himself a ton of media exposure internationally.

There is a lot of talk within TNA about whether or not Hogan is worth the money that TNA is paying him as the company continues to re-structure and cut costs. There is also a lot of talk about what Hogan’s role with the company will be going forward.

As far as doing another match goes, Hogan has given the impression that he might be able to do a tag team match but a singles match is out of the question.

Source: PWInsider

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  • Damian Starr

    To be fair one more match would be massive draw but TNA would need to do it somewhere big like maddison square gardens or Wembely stadium etc. however I don’t see this happening before his contract is up and I can see TNA saying we can’t afford you for what you (don’t) bring to our table.

  • Daniel_P1

    If TNA did a final match for Hogan and it was promoted as “Hogan’s Final Match”…it would be a very big draw if advertised. Now I said it would draw, not that it would be good.lol Honestly, TNA should squeeze that final match out of Hogan to gain something and then release him. It may sound mean or whatever but hell, Hogan has been squeezing TNA’s $ for doing next to nothing to imrpove the product. TNA might as well get something out of it.

    • TrollNonstopAction

      Wasn’t is what Hogan vs Sting was at Bounf For Glory 2011? That one did 25.000 buys, so… it doesn’t really draw…

      • Daniel_P1

        If it had the right build, push, and advertised well; then it could possibly draw big numbers if it is advertised as Hogan’s last match. But best move for TNA in my opinion is to release HH.

  • stevewiser

    If Hogan was worth what they are paying, their ratings wouldn’t be as bad as they are. I mean it seems like common sense, you pay for results and so far they haven’t seen any.

  • Chelsii?

    Yes! Throw him out, that leech!

    • Macho Man

      For someone who calls me a Hogan mark sure is funny how you comment on EVERY Hogan story/post. Seems to me you have some strange obsesion with The Hulkster! I also don’t know how he’s a leech when TNA offered him a contract and continues to extend it! It’s not his fault TNA has no business sense. They know he can’t wrestle anymore but still OFFER to pay him as much as they do. And for those who keeping asking for one more Hogan match WAKE UP! The guy is 60 years old and his body is done taking bumps. That’s what happens when you wrestle for 30-40 years. Your body eventually says no more and most guys bodies won’t even hold up half as long as that, you know such as your guy Stone Cold. I as a Hogan fan do not want to see one more match. If he’s going to stay in pro wrestling as an on screen charcter it has to be in a GM or Manager role. His wrestling days are over!

      • Chelsii?

        And we all know that Hogan’s body only lasted as long, because he didn’t take bumps.

        And he didn’t break his neck actually wrestling unlike Austin.

        He’s still a leech.

        • Macho Man

          Austin broke his neck because Owen Hart and he didn’t manuever the pile driver correctly! And we won’t even mention Austin’s knees! You don’t wrestle for 30 to 40 years without taking bumps! Funny how Hogan was in the ring wrestling and taking bumps with some of biggest guys ever to be in the business such as Andre, Big John Stud , King Kong Bundy, One Man Gang, Big Show, Goldberg, Kevin Nash and so on but according to you he never took bumps. Go educate yourself kid!

          • Chelsii?

            Coming from the 9 year old Hogan fan, that’s hilarious. 90% of Hogan’s career has been punches, big boot and leg drop.. that’s how he lasted so long, the other 10% are bumps.

          • Macho Man

            Pretty weak response! Like I already said go educate yourself kid!

          • Chelsii?

            Pretty factual, really.. just go watch his work. But you couldn’t see it anyway, could you fanboy?

          • Macho Man

            Once again, go educate yourself kid. Your not taking light bumps when wrestling with guys like Andre, Big John Stud, King Kong Bundy, One Man Gang back in the day when they were ALOT more rough with one another as far as bumps go because they were still pushing pro wrestling as REAL. That’s part of pro wrestling history though and since you seem to think pro wrestling started in the attitude era with Stone Cold I would’nt expect you to know anything about that.

          • Chelsii?

            You act like wrestling started with Hogan, so your comment about that makes no sense at all. Don’t be mad that Austin was the most successful.

          • Macho Man

            It makes plenty of sense your just not smart enough to get it. Wrestling started well before Hogan but Hogan is the one that put it over into the mainstream. They built this little thing called WRESTLEMANIA around him and his charcter. You know the event each year regarded by every wrestler as the Super Bowl of wrestling. Yeah that started with Hogan!

          • Chelsii?

            “It makes plenty of sense your just not smart enough to get it.” Good job on using YOU’RE (Insert CM Punk grammar slam). Aside from that, just the same drivel propaganda you spout. Almost any of the roid monkeys back then could’ve been Hulkamania and you know it.

            So what? Hogan didn’t start Wrestlemania, it was Vince’s way of crushing everyone else out of business and Hogan was just the guy there making the money and publicity. Hogan did not MAKE Wrestlemania and never will, besides.. if anyone should be credited with making Wrestlemania that spectacular, it’s the Undertaker.

            The fact there is an adult right now idolizing a no good, p.o.s Human being who did near to nothing for wrestling is gobsmacking. There aren’t any fans today with more than half a brain that give Hogan any love and rightfully so.

          • Macho Man

            Wasn’t really trying to win a spelling bee. Could have been anybody but it wasn’t anybody until he came along! Hogan was the face of WRESTLEMANIA you dope! Vince was barely ever on TV back then other than announcing and interviewing. Nothing like he is today. Kid please go learn about the history of the company, YOU’RE(happy) killing me! The Undertaker (LOL) he just picked up where Hogan left off! How many had Hogan already headlined before The Undertaker was even relevant? Ahhhh, to many to count. Even came back after WCW and headlined yet another one! Sorry kid, but i don’t idolize anyone, let alone a pro wrestler. Just telling the facts. I can’t help it if you don’t like them. Also funny how you refer to Hogan as a P.O.S human just because you don’t like him. You want an example of a P.O.S human? Here you go, remember when YOU’RE hero Stone Cold beat on and up Debra? That’s a P.O.S human being.! Matter of fact it doesn’t get any lower than a male beating on a female! Got to go, BROTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Chelsii?

            1. Yes, Austin did assault Debra and it was wrong, regardless of the fact it wasn’t a ‘beating’, he hit her like twice (I think). It was still wrong and Austin knows that and will always remember that.

            2. It’s YOUR hero, not YOU’RE hero you illiterate pussball.

            3. Hogan is still worse than Austin as a human being, pure trash.. Austin assaulting Debra is nothing compared to what Hogan has done.

          • D.M.T

            What has Hogan done that is worse than Austin kicking Debra’s áss? Just curious

          • Macho Man

            So what did Hogan do that’s worse than beating on a female when your a male? Can’t wait to read this. You really are the biggest Austin MARK EVER! Did you really say he only hit her like twice? It is NEVER okay to hit a woman if your a man! That’s something a piece of trash human does. But you are a Austin MARK so I don’t expect you to get that. I also find it funny how worried you are about spelling! You do know the miss usage was done to annoy you don’t you? Get back to me on what Hogan has done worse than beating a woman. Though you are beginning to bore me.

          • Chelsii?

            Since you’re incapable of F*cking reading (to go with your spelling skills), I’ll reiterate it; what Austin did was wrong. Can you read that? It was completely out of order.

            What has Hogan done? How about those phone calls with his son in prison? Pretty much flat out saying that his friend John (who is now dead) being in a vegetative state.. was John’s fault for being a “negative” person and that it was God’s doing. How low can you get with that? The boy who fought to keep people like Hogan safe from al-Qaeda, being brain dead was HIS fault? That’s the worst (the absolute worst) thing Hogan has done in my opinion. He was into the whole “pass your wife around like a lump of meat” for the boys in the back. Tried to ruin Randy Savage’s relationship with Elizabeth.

            Let’s not forget he’s a jealous, egomaniacal, selfish, unprofessional person. He called Shawn Michaels a “bottom feeder” because he had his feelings hurt by Shawn’s promo after Summerslam ’05. He’s convinced he’s a bigger movie star than The Rock, the same Rock who is sitting on top of Hollywood right now as king. He single highhandedly killed Randy Orton’s Legend Killer gimmick by refusing to job to him. Orton who has done more for this business than Hogan could ever do, Orton who has busted his ass more than Hogan ever did. He refused to job to Booker T for the title, he refused to job to Jeff Jarrett. How many people did he ever put over? It’s on a count on one hand list. Not to mention he is killing TNA, nice.

            Before you even say anything, yes Austin didn’t want to put over Lesnar (and we all know he regrets it now). But other than assaulting his wife (which he has sincerely apologised for multiple times) and not wanting to put over Brock Lesnar, Hogan is a bigger piece of excrement than Austin could ever be. If assaulting someone is worse than basically saying someone died because it was God’s doing, then you have some messed up morals.

            Don’t take my word for it either, just listen to the amount of wrestlers who have talked about Hogan. Savage is a good example.

          • Macho Man

            SInce your so hung up on spelling I thought I would let you know it’s not apologised, stupid it’s apologized! Your a sad case kid! Maybe Hogan feels it was gods doing. Lots of people think every single thing in life happens because god makes it happen. Big deal, so what? Passing your wife around is far from beating her! Your wife can’t be passed around if she doesn’t agree to it! When someone beats you, you don’t exactly have a choice. If you want to talk trash moves Austin has Hogan beat by a country mile! Austin’s a self admitted woman beater! When your a wrestler of Hogan’s calibur you get what’s called creative control with your character. Very few ever get it. Actually I can’t think of anyone who has gotten it other than Hogan and Sting. Hogan can pick who he will and won’t job to because he’s earned the right to! You’re the worst type of mark! You will justify anything guys you like do like BEATING THEIR WOMAN! Rather pathetic! It doesn’t get lower than that as a human being! Wrestlers complain about Hogan because most are jealous they never reached the levels he reached. Savage is my favorite wrestler EVER and could wrestle circles around Hogan in the ring. I would argue Savage had just as much charisma if not more. But the fact is Hogan was always just a little more over with the fans than Savage. So naturally that makes people jealous such as Savage. You know kind of like Cena to Punk right now. Cena is more over than Punk no matter what. Even though Punk is a better in ring wrestler and has just as much charisma if not more but for whatever reason Cena is more over with the fans, so Punk is jealous of Cena. It is what it is BROTHER!!!! Deal with it! By the way crying about spelling on these type of sites is about as pathetic as crying about people giving you thumbs down on a remark you post, you pathetic MARK!!!!

          • Chelsii?

            “Maybe Hogan feels it was gods doing. Lots of people think every single thing in life happens because god makes it happen.” That justifies it, does it? You blind ignorant Hogan fanboy. How you can defend someone who thinks somebody dying because their friend put them in a vegetative state because they thought it was God’s work, is DISGUSTING. I’m not justifying Austin assaulting Debra, it was wrong and he shouldn’t have done it, end of story. You’re justifying a moron disrespecting the memory of someone innocent unlike that sack of manure like Hogan.

            Nobody earns the right to thinking about their meager, pathetic little self to the point of where they are ruining somebody else’s hard earned work and the business itself. He killed pushes, careers and lives. The only other person who could be up there is Shawn Michaels, but that’s another story. How are they jealous? These are people high up on the ladder talking the truth about him. Savage explains in full detail why he hated Hogan and Hogan threw Randy under the damn bus when he died, like the piece of trash the Huckster is and always will be. If anyone is pretty sad… it’s you. You alone.

            I can see that being an ignorant tool is part of your DNA, so why bother talking to you? You’re just retarded.

          • Macho Man

            It has nothing to do with justifying it, if that’s what Hogan thinks than that’s what he thinks. SO WHAT? Who are you to say he’s right or wrong? However I can tell you for 100% sure beating a woman is wrong if your a man! That’s the behavoir of a P.O.S human! And yes he did earn the right, once again it’s called CREATIVE CONTROL!!!! If you knew your pro wrestling history you would know Hogan and Savage were best buds and running mates for a long time before their falling out. Then they were putting their friendship back together before he died. Don’t really know how Hogan threw him under the bus when I heard Hogan say it’s a joke Savage isn’t in the HOF. Also said he would like to be the one to induct him when it does happen. Also said Savage was the only wrestler they could put the belt on other than him back in day that the fans would accept! I’ve heard Hogan praise Savage numerous times! Stick to what you know kid, which doesn’t seem to be much! Go find another woman beater to support!

          • Z….

            please change your moniker. you are letting people associate greatness with plain stupidity…you did say one thing there that is true and wont be argued by any person in their right mind. The rest was just pure trolling. I’m not involved in this, but I definitely had to say something here…Hogan was a huge part of making sports entertainment, but please dont act like Vince couldnt have made someone similar and brought on the era with him.

          • Macho Man

            Worry about your own moniker bro, it could use a little work! Glad to see you have a little sense unlike some of these clowns. Don’t get me wrong no one has to like Hogan but to not acknowledge what he’s done for the business is just retarded! As I said though you only had a little sense so let me explain this to you. Vince doesn’t make character’s he help’s mold them for presentation but it’s up to the wrestlers to sell their own characters. That’s why their are only a few Hogan’s, Savage’s, Flair’s, Undertaker’s, Rock’s, Stone Cold’s, Cena’s, Punk’s and so on. You people give Vince way to much credit. If he see’s a wrestler’s over with the crowd he gives them more air time. It’s about that simple! Good luck on that moniker bro!

          • Z….

            I used to be one of those that was blinded by Hogan. After all of the garbage that I’ve seen him do over the years, and what I know about him now, causes me to think the way that I do. My point was that I used to think that Hogan made sports entertainment what it is. After all of the years of Vince being the way he is though, I have changed that thought. Vince doesnt always go by what the crowd says and thinks, as is Well obvious nowadays. He tends to decide who is over whether or not he is correct. If he wants to make a star, he’ll make a star. He changes his mind a ton now, so he doesnt have nearly as much credibility as he once had. Obviously Hogan was a big part of it, but I feel like Vince could have backed someone else with similar build. At that time, having a big dude like Hogan who’s gimmick was a “real american” and being ridiculously strong, was able to fuel something as huge as Hulkamania and carry the product for the most part. Take Andre the Giant or Macho Man or plenty of others from that time and I’m pretty confident that they would be able to handle it just as well (except for maybe Andre b/c of the drinking lol. Though even with that, he was a MEGA star and loved by the fans). This really doesnt matter though. I just hate Hogan’s ego that he has no business having, and I dont appreciate the fact that he killed a company that was building a solid foundation and growing. TNA being successful is good for the business b/c it gives guys another place to be able to go. There isnt any reason for a wrestling fan to be a hater of any company. The better other promotions are, the better WWE will have to be b/c they cant continue to get away with the garbage they spew, and the business as a whole is in better shape.

            I dont see what is wrong with my moniker, considering that its pretty much my actual name…

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            She talks about you idolizing Hogan but she idolizes CM Punk?

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            You idolize CM Punk but you can talk bad about Hogan all day long but if somebody talks bad about CM Punk you get angry?

          • Chelsii?

            Here’s the difference, nobody on WNZ has yet to come up with any legit reason to hate Punk (other than stupid superficial stuff like appearance). Nobody will probably be able to come up with a reason on this site, but Punk has busted his ass more than Hogan could ever dream of. Hogan wasn’t being held back by his size, Punk had to put up with all the bs for a long time before they actually recognised.. he could be a big player. After being given the Hulkamania gimmick, he got everything handed to him (not to mention being king of backstage politics). The Rock and Austin had to do the same thing as Punk and they’re the two greatest ever. They had to grind and deal with all the criticism and got nothing handed to them, ever.

            Plus, they aren’t trash as people.

  • MusclemanFreddy

    Hogan has overstayed his welcome. Fire him, Dixie!

  • Bignic

    Your mad at Hogan but yet Rampage and Tito show up on ESPN and never mention TNA. Cum on Man. Get rid of Dixie,Hogan,Rampage,Titi,and Bishoff and there all the money you need right there.

    • Daniel_P1

      Rampage and Ortiz not even mentioning TNA in their media promotions is just a shame and clearly states what we already knew, : “they don’t care about helping TNA nor wrestling.” The blame is not solely Hogan’s. There is plenty of blame to go around and it starts with Dixie. I love TNA and most of their roster; but they need a solid leader and Dixie seems to be too nice and a pushover.

      • JH

        I’m pretty sure Tito and Rampage aren’t there to boost TNA ratings, it’s to promote Bellator, people look at it like a desperation move for TNA but between them and Bellator, TNA isn’t the company that’s in trouble. It’s an effort to establish Bellator as a legitimate fighting promotion, not TNA.

    • Damian Starr

      surely there are tonnes of experienced and talented management staff who would be half the price of these guys?

  • Macho Man

    For someone who calls me a Hogan mark sure is funny how you have to post a comment on EVERY Hogan story/post! Seems to me you have some strange obsession with The Hulkster!
    I also don’t know how he’s a leach when TNA offered him a contract and has extended contracts with him? It’s not his fault TNA has no business sense. That’s why their cutting talent left and right! And I have to say to those who keeping wanting Hogan to have one more match, WAKE UP! Even as a Hogan fan I know he’s in no shape to have a match. The guys 60 years old and already gave all he had and then some to the business. If Hogan stays in the business he will be back in WWE in some role within a year. Actually probably around the time of Wrestlemania. Mark my words.

  • Devon

    Hogan makes over $40,000 I think for every impact. That is way too fuckin much. Way too fuckin much for a guy who has always sucked and is 60.

    • Macho Man

      I don’t care if he makes a million dollars an episode if that’s what TNA agreed to pay him thats their problem not Hulk’s. I don’t know how you stay in the business making max money and being one of the biggest if not the biggest name for 30 to 40 years if you suck? WAKE UP DUDE!!!!

      • Chelsii?

        Still sucks.

        • Macho Man

          So do you!

          • Chelsii?

            What was that? A retort? Lol. You really are just a kid.

          • Macho Man

            Well your ignorant to facts so it has to be dumbed down for you. Sorry it’s not my fault.

          • Chelsii?

            Hogan still sucks, angry fanboy.

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            This comes from a girl who thinks she knows every fact about wrestling but does not

          • D.M.T

            You speak the truth Danielle Ambrose :)

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            Thanks i changed my screen name i am a huge Dean Ambrose:) fan

          • D.M.T

            I like Dean Ambrose. He’s cool. Believe in The Shield

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            I agree

          • Chelsii?

            You’re on the side of anyone who is against people you don’t like, so you don’t care about her, you’re just a biased little sh*t.

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            That’s what you think then think it

          • Chelsii?

            If I don’t know, then you have about as much knowledge as Cameron does.

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            But hat i have seen you have as much knowledge as Cameron i don’t come off as a know it all like you do

    • Mrs. Ambrose

      I agree with the money part because that is why TNA is in a financial crisis because they are paying out way too much money

    • Mrs. Ambrose

      I am not a hogan fan myself but i would not say he sucks either but there are still people who likes Hogan out there

  • Z….

    they were profitable for about 2 years and were drawing 1.3 ratings consistently, and, especially in the last couple of months before Hogan came in, the wrestling product was amazing. 5 star matches with Kurt Angle vs Nigel back to back months with multiple other great matches on the card. They were just gradually gaining more and more steam, building stars and putting on great matches. Even the promo work was better during that time and as I said, ratings had been consistently at 1.3s for a while so over time, they could have possibly been much better by now with an almost 4 year progression, not to mention the money they would have had during that time span. Ever since Hogan, its been all down hill. ratings plummeted for awhile and they still arent even back to the consistent 1.1 rating they got for a few years, PPV buys plummeted, and now they only have 4 of them +8 other one night PPVs that dont make money. They spend a ton more when they are live and now they are out of the impact zone weekly. Their debt right now is actually greater than WCWs was when Vince bought them out. Dixie Carter and Panda Energy are just too oblivious to notice or just too stupid to care. The product in the ring and storyline wise is also not good. Thankfully the roster is still good enough to make it more watchable than WWE, and there are still those few guys like AJ, Kurt Angle, Austin Aries, Roode, Christopher Daniels, etc, etc, atc. to put on great matches and carry the whole product. Hogan has turned TNA into more of a sports entertainment company, kind of like exactly the style WWE does except tv-14. The only problem is that the whole point of TNA was that it wasnt WWE! They got rid of everything that was TNA. Now they might actually lose AJ Styles b/c of this guy. Hogan 100% killed TNA.

  • Mrs. Ambrose

    Why do a deal with WWE and you are still employed with TNA? You know you can’t do a deal with a company if you are in contract with a company?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMVlNPjpbI The Devourer of Dimensions

      Hogan has a special contract allowing him to be used in products like WWE 2K14, which is why people like Kurt Angle aren’t in 2K14 despite having two of the best matches ever at Wrestlemania.

      • Mrs. Ambrose

        I thought it was crazy to do and he had to know that he was going to get a lot of heat when he made the deal, but i guess this is how the wrestling business works

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3aMVlNPjpbI The Devourer of Dimensions

          Well Hogan has the power to do so.

          • Mrs. Ambrose

            Yeah you are right

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