Hulk Hogan: Taking TNA Impact Live Would Help in Competing with WWE

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent IApril 22, 2012

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Hulk Hogan gestures to the audience during his Hulkamania Tour at the Burswood Dome on November 24, 2009 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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Since making the jump from the WWE to being one of the top guys in TNA in 2009, Hulk Hogan has been the focus of attention for fans of the company who believe that the former multiple-time World Champion is now bringing down the young promotion.

While replying to fan questions on his Twitter account Saturday morning, Hogan gave the main reason that could help alleviate the problems for TNA and make them a competitor to the WWE


"Hulk Hogan opened up about some of TNA's issues and the future of the company. When a fan asked what it would take for Impact to go live, Hogan replied, 'more money and brother I've been beating that drum for the last 2yrs... that would solve 75% of the issues.'"

For the most part, Hogan is actually correct in his statement that having Impact broadcast live on SpikeTV every Thursday night would do TNA good in the long run in making them a genuine threat to the WWE.

Over the past few months, the creative team at TNA, sans Vince Russo, has finally went away from relying on over-the-hill veterans and returning to what put them on the map in the first place, the younger talent on the roster.

With stars like World Heavyweight Champion Bobby Roode to Tag Team Champions Samoa Joe and Magnus, the company is definitely going in the right direction with building up new homegrown talent instead scooping up established wrestlers.

As for the issue of money holding the company back from going live full time, TNA might be able to solve that problem if they continue to put on quality shows as they have been the past few months.

After reading Hogan’s reasoning on what could help TNA as a whole, do you think having Impact live on Thursday nights cure their problems, or is there a bigger issue that needs to be correct before TNA take their next big step?


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