The buzz over Hulk Hogan's contract and how that allowed him to be in a WWE video game despite being in TNA has refuses to die.
A report from Wrestling Observer, via 411Mania.com, started it all. It said that "many people considered his signing to appear in a WWE video game as a 'slap in the face' of TNA."
Eric Bischoff tweeted an angry response, saying that there was no new deal signed.
Hogan's agent, Peter Young, said that Hogan didn't sign off on appearing in the game, per ProWrestling.net. Young says that "2K Sports had a renewal option on Hogan's old contract" and used that to have Hogan be a part of WWE 2K14.
From what Young and Bischoff are saying, it sounds clear that Hogan’s appearance in the new video game was something he had no part in, at least not since he signed that old contract.
In spite of all the clarifications, the rumors still persist about the tension that this video game has caused between Hogan and TNA.
Eric B. Stephen of CagesideSeats.com writes that Hogan's involvement with WWE 2K14 may frustrate TNA in another way. Stephen writes that "TNA is now worried that Hogan's deal with 2K Sports may prohibit him from marketing and/or appearing in the long-rumored TNA video game, which would be the company's first since 2010."
This sounds overblown.
If TNA thinks Hogan can make them money as an authority figure, the company will keep him around. The kind of tension any involvement with WWE 2K14 might have caused isn't something worthy of not re-signing him.