The Phantom Fix: Hogan Talks Suicide, Austin Comments On WWE

The PhantomCorrespondent IApril 4, 2010

NEW YORK - MARCH 03: Hulk Hogan visits  SIRIUS XM Studio on March 3, 2010 in New York City. (Photo by Henry S. Dziekan III/Getty Images)
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In an interview with The Sun, a newspaper in the UK, Hulk Hogan discusses "the night he almost hit rock bottom." He said he was saved by a phone call by his then American Gladiator co-host Laila Ali. All of the details could be found in his new book which was release on April 1st. These are some of the major quotes.

"I just sat there, popping half a Xanax at a time - not the little pills, but those big horse-pill Xanax - and washing them down with the Captain Morgan rum I'd set on the counter.

"The house was empty. Too quiet. I don't do well alone. My kids were gone. My wife was gone. She had left before, but this was different. She didn't want to fix things. She'd filed for divorce.

"My mind kept running through it over and over. My daughter thinks I'm the reason Linda left. She won't talk to me.

"My thoughts drifted to my son, Nick. Nearly fourth months had passed since he got into that terrible car accident. Every day since the details of that August night played over and over in my mind.

"It's not often that a man can pinpoint the moment when life as he knew it began to unravel. For me, it was just after 7.30pm on the night of August 26, 2007."

On that day Nick Hogan and his friend John Graziano went out driving and crashed into a tree. Nick had only minor injuries but his friend suffered major ones and now needs medical attention for the rest of his life.

Nick was soon indicted with four criminal charges and sentenced to eight months in jail. He only served five. He goes on to talk about that night.

"Just three pounds of pressure is all it would take - nothing for these big hands of mine.

"I remember how it tasted when I put the barrel in my mouth, the sound it made when the metal clicked against my teeth.

"It was real weird behaviour, like I was psyching myself up to do the deed.

"I was so depressed I just kept thinking, 'This would be so easy'.

"Add to that the haze of the pills and the booze and it's some sort of miracle that the gun just didn't go off.

The interview captures apart of Hulk Hogan we rarely see on TV. He seemed very emotional about the whole incident and the passion behind his words come right off the page. He did not seem like his larger then life persona that he tries to display to the public; but rather a down to earth person talking about a very serious subject.

In other news, a recent interview done with the Ottawa Sun last week, hinted at a possible return for Stone Cold Steve Austin to the WWE for one last match. Here are a few major quotes from the article.

“WWE has changed. It’s a different climate, more of a PG image. They’ve cleaned it up a bit. For me to go back, I have to watch my Ps and Qs. It’s another day and age. They’ve got young superstars to sell.”

When asked if the Stone Cold character could come out of retirement for one last match, he responded with a bit of indecisiveness.

“Do I have a match left in me? Absolutely. Do I want to do one more? I don’t know. I’m very content with leaving well enough alone. I don’t want to be 90% of what Stone Cold was.”

I really do not expect to see Stone Cold back in a WWE ring soon, but in this business you can never say never. Steve Austin seems rather focus on his movie career and was not a huge part of RAW when he guest hosted the show. He is one of the greatest of all-time in the industry and if he came back for even a part time gig for a couple of months; it would still be one of the biggest returns in wrestling.

So you can create your own opinion of the whole situation with these two high profile stars; I gave you the links to both stories below.

You can find the Hulk Hogan interview at this link:


Stone Cold interview you can look at the whole interview here: