Hulk Hogan Discusses Relationship with Vince McMahon, Obstacles with TNA & More

Hulk Hogan recently spoke with Here are some highlights from the interview.

Early obstacles with TNA: “Communication was tough. The creative people were kind of a wild card. It was a situation where we all sat in a meetings and agree on creative directions. … We would agree on stuff, then I would sit back and watch the show and it was completely different than what we talked about earlier in the production meetings. … Those were the biggest hurdles I had in the beginning was why this perfect little unit wasn’t functioning as planned. The biggest obstacle was keeping people from going into business for themselves.”

His relationship with Vince McMahon: “On a personal level we are fine. Business is business with Vince. At the end of the day, I’m not working there. Basically, Vince does what’s best for business for him. … On a personal level, Vince will give you the shirt off his back and I know that.”

Comparing his babyface character to John Cena’s: “I don’t think you can compare the two. Everyone has their time and their moment, and the business changes on a daily basis. What we’re talking about today might not be relevant a week from now.

“The John Cena I watch on TV, and know, started out being a Hulkamaniac when he was a kid. He said he fell in love with the wrestling business and had certain favorites and at the end of the day, simply because he is such a great performer in the ring and that he has been around so long. The last time I was in the WWE, he was just starting, which was about 10 years ago. It’s taken that long to develop his character – for him to be the man – for him to be one of the biggest leaders of all time of this business. And whether the fans boo him or whether the fans cheers for him, at the end of the day, they are loyal to him because he is a constant. They know he will deliver. He is going to always be there, and he is going to outperform anybody else around.

“I think there is a lot of respect involved and whether (the fans) like him or hate him, they believe in him and respect him.”

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  • raul cruz

    So once again Hogain praises WWE and trashes TNA. Which company does he work for again?

    • allan

      He’s trashed wwe plenty lol and he goes where the most moneys offered always has..

      • raul cruz

        From what I’ve been seeing lately he’s been speaking very fondly of them, like he’s trying to grease the wheels to get himself back in because he knows TNA won’t be around much longer.

  • allan

    Cana delivers crap consistently ..

  • Matthew DeAngelo

    Why does everything need to be compared to John Cena?

  • Chris Schrader

    On a personal level, I’ve grown to dislike Hulk Hogan a bit but this interview kinda reminds me of why I loved him as a child.

    He is, was and will always what brought me and many other fans of my generation in as fans to this business. It seems Terry Bollea isn’t seemingly full of himself like he had come across in the past.

    Hope this is a sign of things to come, I’d love for Hulk Hogan to have one more run in the WWE, and if he’s in the shape he says he’s in and can go, a feud with Brock Lesnar would be fun to watch…..