Yahoo! Sports has a Q&A online with Hulk Hogan. In it, he discussed the tribute paid him on this week's episode of Monday Night Raw, a dream match against John Cena and some comments made by Steve Austin. We'll highlight the remarks about Raw and about wrestling Cena before getting to Austin:
How close was he to tears on Monday Night Raw:
That was brutal, dude. They do things at WWE sometimes because I’m what they call a “veteran.” Vince [McMahon] trusts me and he doesn’t let me in on all the secrets like at WrestleMania XXX when I’m out in the ring and here comes The Rock and Stone Cold [Steve Austin]. It could have been an explosive situation. I didn’t know what these two were up to, but Vince thought that was really, really funny. It’s kind of like when I went out on Monday for my birthday and they gave me a little sheet that said you’re going to go to the ring and “Mean” Gene [Okerlund] is going to play a package.
I didn’t think about what they were going to do but the package was so compelling. It just really rocked me because it showed all these WrestleMania moments. These high points in my career like my son, Nick, and my daughter, Brooke, when I was getting inducted in the Hall of Fame. Thank goodness I had my yellow sunglasses on, bro, because they had me really off balance with that deal. I wasn’t expecting that package to be so compelling.
Desire for match against John Cena:
Well, things have straightened out really well for me after nine back surgeries. Doctor would say in four months you will feel OK or six months you will feel OK … well that’s not true. After these back surgeries, it takes your body awhile to regroup, especially when you’re 60 years young. It’s not like you’re 21. So, the back is cool. If I had to wrestle anyone right now on the current roster, it would be John Cena. That would be a dream match for me.
Finally, Austin reportedly said recently that he believes he was a bigger legend than Hulk Hogan. Here's what the Hulkster had to say about that:
I think that’s in his own mind. My career was twice as long as his. I’ve been a main eventer since 1978 when we sold out Shea Stadium. I just totally disagree with him. I know he had a good run when he was in the Attitude Era. I don’t know how long the Attitude Era was — four years, eight years — I don’t know how long it was. That’s where we totally disagree. Maybe he and I should lock up and figure this thing out. That would be a nice match.
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Richard Reacts: I'm not saying Hulk Hogan is wrong. I believe no matter how you look at it, Hulk Hogan is the biggest legend this business has ever seen. However, it's just how Hogan comes out here that rubs me the wrong way. I remember when I questioned Hogan's intentions [in Ask WNW] with TNA and he berated [and blocked] me on social media. Hogan is the Michael Jordan of pro wrestling but he could also take the narcism down a notch.