TNA News: Hulk Hogan says he intends to look at everything "from the ring to Vince Russo's underwear," comments on whether he intends to wrestle

Posted in: TNA News
By By Jason Powell
Jan 1, 2010 - 03:47 PM

Hulk Hogan spoke about his role in TNA during an interview with IGN. "It's gonna be better for everybody. Vince (McMahon) is going to have to get serious. Instead of all the 'hee hee ha ha. Let's just give the fans weak programming' thing that he does. Because I'm serious. I'm coming in and I'm going to take a look at everything from the ring to Vince Russo's underwear. I'm going to turn this place upside down.

"I'm going to take guys like A.J. Styles, who works his butt off, so that when AJ Styles goes through an airport a year from now I want people to snap their heads around like it's Ric Flair or Hulk Hogan. There is a lot of talent there but someone needs to breathe life into them and make them larger than life. And to get them to really think about what they're doing in the ring. To really dial their characters in. And that's what I'm coming to do."

Hogan was also asked what the odds are that he'll return to the ring for TNA. "Slim to none, man," Hogan said. "I don't have a deal to wrestle there. You can just think of it as if Dixie Carter had hired Vince McMahon to come in and breathe super energy and super life into the product. Think if Vince was actually hired, what would he do?

"And that's the best way I can describe it. Vince is the best example to use. I can't say Ted Turner or Johnny Cash. Vince is the best example. It's almost as if Dixie hired Vince McMahon to come in and make sure this was a momentum-shifting year and a big move and that TNA becomes the company that puts out the best product. That's why I'm going there." To read the full interview, visit

Powell's POV: There has been plenty of talk that Hogan wants to scrap the six-sided ring for a traditional four-sided ring. He's also lobbied for the company to change it's name. I still believe Hogan will wrestle in TNA if he's around for the long haul. One of the dream matches they've talked about holding is Hogan vs. Flair somewhere down the road. There's much more to the interview, so be sure to check it out.

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