"Hollywood" Hulk Hogan Going To TNA Wrestling?

Joe Burgett Senior Writer IIISeptember 3, 2009

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In a surprising turn of events, Hulk Hogan is highly interesting in going to TNA Wrestling. Most wrestling purists think this would be a bad investment for TNA however. Yet, Hogan's people still have reached out about a getting a deal done.

According to TNAWrestlingnews.com, the WWE Hall of Famer wants to go to TNA because he feels they need one big name to compete with the WWE and he needs the money.

I find it odd that he would say such a thing personally. Seeing as he is still on good terms with Vince McMahon and is not able to compete at a high level anymore, one would think he would only come in for a few appearances in TNA.

So seriously, the argument about having a big name to compete with the WWE makes no sense. And he couldn't do a GM role considering Jeff Jarrett will be back on TV soon, Dixie Carter is now considered to be an on-air character and Mick Foley performs a GM-type role.

On top of all of that, Jim Cornett is still employed by TNA too. They have plenty of people there to do that role.

Hogan would only come in as a wrestler, which he cannot do for an extended amount of time because of his health. Obviously, the competing angle he may be working with wouldn't work.

Some think he is only teasing going to TNA and really has no wish to go there. And the only reason he is saying anything about it is because he wants to go to the WWE, and feels if he teases going to TNA that he would get a better WWE deal.

However, the WWE has no need for Hogan and has no interest in signing him to a deal even for a GM role. They are set at all positions and don't want him back in the ring.

Now, it is possible he could come in as a guest host for RAW, but that is the only role I see him getting in the WWE any time soon.

The last time he teased going to TNA was back in 2003 when he was a bit healthier. He was in Japan doing a news conference when Jeff Jarrett interrupted everything and hit Hogan over the head with a guitar.

There was a match planned to go down on TNA TV between the two, but Hogan had to cancel because of a knee issue. So, he may still be in good graces with TNA Wrestling, but I am not sure they would sign him considering his past health issues.

Someone has to say no to Hogan, because he just hasn't heard it when he plans a comeback to the ring. He does have his fans, but he is terrible in the ring and is risking further injury to himself. 

Keep in mind, the man had back surgery a month or so before Wrestlemania, where he was rumored to make an appearance.

There is a possibility he is coming back because of being in debt. He may need to go back to the ring because he knows no other way to make good money fast. TNA has a lighter schedule than the WWE does, so its obvious he would want to go there if he really wants to go back to the ring.

They would pay him a good bit to be there because of his celebrity alone, but he wouldn't make near as much there as he would in the WWE. While the WWE has no interest in him, they may be sympathetic toward him because of his debt.

Like I said, he and Vinny Mac are still friends. But, Vince cares less about friendship when it comes to business. If firing his children(for real, not storylined) was good for business, he would do it. 

If he thinks Hogan would be good for business, we will see him in the WWE.

However, TNA is in the spotlight now. I think Hogan being in TNA would help them get ratings. Not for the wrestling end of things, but because he is well-known and many want to know how he would be used.

There is no word yet on if TNA is interested in acquiring Hogan, but he could come in as soon as a deal is done. If TNA tried to get him in before, I'm sure they still want him to come in still.

If its just for a few months, then at least TNA gets some good ratings for that time. As I mentioned, many people will want to tune in just to see what happens with Hogan, so its a massive possibility that he would bring in ratings.

Think of this, every time Hogan made a special appearance in the WWE, that show rose in ratings from the previous week, so Hogan's presence can help.

Now, if it will be good enough to compete with the WWE is yet to be determined. But I think its a huge NO!

Personally, I think it is ok to get Hogan in TNA Wrestling. However, it is also a bad move for Hogan because he is just not good enough, nor healthy enough to go back to wrestling full-time.

If he is only there a few months, then it should be alright, but if he is talking about competing with the WWE, he could be there for a while. As long as he is seeing limited action in the ring, I am all for seeing him there. 

But, if he is in the ring a lot, then I am fully against it. Not just because I am not a fan of this older Hogan in the ring, but because it would be like watching a guy die in front of me.

Considering Hogan's health problems are known by all, and he is not healthy enough to compete in the ring often, it would just be too hard to watch. Because he would basically be hurting himself more and more every bump he takes.