Did anyone else notice that for awhile Hulk Hogan was living vicariously through his on-screen persona on IMPACT?
For a bit, it seemed like he was portraying every character he played in a movie during the 80s and early 90s.
He would save the day at the last minute, give his friends the confidence to succeed and was generally trying to be a world class Yoda.
You could really psychoanalyze some of the BS he was pumping out. Remember when Abyss got arrested and Hogan was trying to console him as the cops put the cuffs on? How many people made the analogy to Hogan's own son being arrested?
There are lots of themes of redemption, struggle and loyalty throughout all of the segments Hogan has been involved in.
The number of times I've considered Hogan to be, basically, reenacting key moments in his life, with him as the hero that always saves the day, and Abyss as his fake son, is too many to remember.
I understand that sometimes wrestlers take real things about their lives and incorporate it into the show. However, Hogan has been through some really emotional, life changing stuff recently. Bringing that fresh pain onto the small screen is NOT good television. It blurs the line between fantasy and reality, and honestly, I feel sorry for him at times.
He needs to distance himself not just from these hokey storylines, but from the product itself, which he has been doing. Take a siesta Hulkster, let the younger drama-free guys take the reins.