Hulk Hogan's Bane
A lot of the Internet wrestling community looks on either in disgust or in confusion over why Hulk Hogan hasn't had a bigger impact in TNA. The reason is really simple. He's in his own way.
The Bane of Hulk Hogan
Certain performers in the pro wrestling industry who manage to become legends can actually use that status to generate massive amounts of interest long after their best days are behind them. Hulk Hogan is not one of them, even as the greatest professional wrestler of all time. The twist? It's his fault.
Where other legends can get by in the industry as mentors, managers or even announcers, Hulk Hogan cannot. His mighty legacy simply doesn't allow it.
Hogan is, and will always be, the most dominant force to ever come down the sports entertainment line. As a face or a heel, he was always that and only that. Even in attempting to play a cowardly heel as "Hollywood" Hogan in WCW, he was still booked, in matches, as an absolute Goliath.
This manifests itself forever in whatever Hogan tries to do within professional wrestling. Fans simply want nothing less than to see that god-like dominant persona, and sadly, they just can't get that anymore.
The second greatest legend in the history of the business, Ric Flair, enjoys a far more glorious former-alpha-dog career because of the persona he played while he was on top. He was far from the most dominant. He was extremely versatile as well as having probably the most pristine silver tongue of all time when it came to promos. So while Flair can't be the best in the ring anymore, he is still an all around attraction.
Hogan, on the other hand, can only be the Goliath or nothing at all. That nothing at all part is what halts his drawing power as a TNA personality. People simply don't want to see him in the ring, if he can't sell that unstoppable persona.
It's a little bit sad that Hogan is actually the cause of his own TNA downfall. At this stage, he'd be better off taking himself out of the weekly televised spotlight and using his massive influence instead in the industry to improve TNA in other ways.
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