Hulk Hogan Comments On Failed TNA Negotiations, Says Triple H Is Open To Him Returning To WWE

The Associated Press ran a new article on Friday featuring quotes from Hulk Hogan. In it, he discussed his current "free agent" status as his current contract with TNA Wrestling has expired. Below is an excerpt of where things stand between Hogan and TNA:

"We couldn't figure things out," Hogan said. "We're talking, but I'm wide open right now."

Hogan revealed he recently felt warmly received at a charity event with Triple H.

"He just welcomed me with open arms. He said if ever I decide I get the itch to come back home," the door's open, Hogan said.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

  • KrisXX


  • Xavier

    Honestly, I wouldn’t mind seeing Hogan back in the WWE in some capacity. He’s earned that right. Say what you want about the guy but one thing is for sure, Hogan is professional wrestling. He single handily sparked the two biggest booms in wrestling history and is the reason (along with Vince) why wrestling is no longer a regional/territory promotion anymore and is now a global sensation. There is no Attitude Era, ROH, Dirt Sheets, etc etc without Hogan. He literally paved the way for all that came after him. Vince + Hogan = $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$, I would bet that the moment “Real America” is played everyone would lose their shit in the arena. Dude is still over 30 years later. There’s Hogan and then there is everyone else.

    • Rus

      He wasn’t in the Attitude Era so he wasn’t responsible for that boom, but you are right on the money with everything else. Rock, Austin, HBK, Cena with all of their fame didn’t hold a candle to Hogans fame

      • Alex P

        I don’t think he means that he was key component of the Attitude Era. I think he means that without his popularity in the 80’s and early 90’s that there wouldn’t have been an attitude era. He means that he took the company to new heights.

        • Rus

          No he actually does and what ever you do don’t disagree with him because he knows everything and everybody else is wrong, his like it on every post he does

          • Nostaljack

            That’s tellin’ me! I swear if I read any more of my know-it-all effluvial chatter, I’m gonna hurl all over my computer screen. I have got to be one of the most arrogant individuals I’ve never met. It’s truly amazing how someone like me can fit through the door of my apartment with a head my size!

          • Rus

            Well look at you saying again no and no and no…………who the hell are you to say that everything I say is wrong and everything you say is right and its only my opinion Im I don’t really care Im just getting in on the chat and 9 times out of 10 on every comment I make you say Im wrong, well I don’t really care if Im right or wrong but I am getting sick and tired of your know it all attitude. I wish I could block your dam comments your a waste of time and almost ruin this site for me so please feel free never to comment on my comments again so we can both enjoy this website

      • Nostaljack

        He absolutely was responsible in every sense of the word. If Hogan hadn’t turned heel on WCW television, there’s be no boom to speak of and there’d have been no “Attitude Era” in WWE. The “Attitude Era” would never have been without WCW’s “NWO”.

        • Rus

          Your right that there never would have been an attitude era if it wasn’t for NWO but as Hogan wasn’t in the Attitude era his not responsible for it WWE were responsible. That’s like Brock Lesnar only became UFC champion or Rock making it in Hollywood because of his career with WWE, yes WWE may have gotten their foot in the door but its their responsibility to do the rest

          • Nostaljack

            Again, no NWO, no “Attitude Era”. WWE got Attitude because WCW was kicking WWE’s butt in the ratings week after week, so much so that there was real doubt as to whether WWE could survive. You’re trying to separate the two and there’s just no way to do that. To take Hogan out of it is to not even discuss the “Attitude Era” because it wouldn’t have existed. WWE was playing “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em” by concocting similar angles (NWO = DX, etc.) and that’s how the “Attitude Era” was born. We think TNA ripping off storylines from WWE is bad *now*; WWE was ripping off whole concept from WCW in order to stay alive.

          • Rus

            Yes you are 100% right WWE did bring in Attitude era because of ratings but that was there responsibility you saying that Hulk is responsible is wrong yes it was Hulks fault, Hulk was responsible for NWO, WWE were responsible for Attitude era

      • opie

        He wasn’t in WWE during the Attitude Era, but without Hogan’s heel turn, WCW wouldn’t have been able to compete with WWE, Vince wouldn’t have reacted to the competition, and the Attitude Era in WWE never would’ve happened.

  • Nostaljack

    To be honest, I think Hogan’s totally full of it. While everything Xavier says is true. I don’t think any of this talking with WWE has actually occurred. I think he’s saying what he’s saying as a complete and total bluff. It makes total sense. Dixie’s trying to negotiate a deal with him at a lower rate. These quotes are well-timed to say the least…if Dixie’s buying any of it.

    • I agree here for the most part. I think the only person that actually thinks there’s a chance at Hogan vs. Cena at Wrestlemania is Hogan himself. I’ve heard that from his camp but absolutely nothing of those sorts from the WWE side. My WWE contacts say Vince likes Hogan for licensing and merchandise opportunities but nothing about returning to the ring.

      • Scott Davies

        If Hulk Hogan returns it will only be for money that is it. I wonder if WWE would suck up to Hogan now days. Since he is not so much a draw now

    • Xavier

      That’s something I could definitely see Hogan doing, I wouldn’t put that past him.

    • TheBigKing1

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. He said that so it puts pressure on TNA to give into his demands. Smart move on his part.

  • Alex

    It might seem weird, but while I feel like he ruined TNA, he still seems to have a great chemistry with WWE that’s just fun to watch, so I hope they do re-sign him

  • Rus

    All Hogan needs is Cenas magic medicine that got him over his injury and Hogan will be at his peak again lol

  • Kacie

    Come back and do what? He’s too old and beat up to do any wrestling.

  • Nostaljack

    I just had a thought! Cena vs. Hogan – Truss on a poll match. I’d pay to see it!

  • mourngaze

    In my opinion Hogan isn’t relevant to modern wrestling anymore. His Influence in tna changed them from being a great product to watch (x division and diverse knockouts) to being a clone of what he is used to. mid 80s wrestling.