Hulk Hogan Claims He Has One More Match in Him, Suggests Facing John Cena

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistApril 8, 2014

Hulk Hogan reacts during Wrestlemania XXX at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans on Sunday, April 6, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE)
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Hulk Hogan isn't ready to hang his wrestling boots up just yet.

The Hulkster admitted that he has one more match left in the tank, and John Cena would be his opponent of choice, per WrestlingInc.com's Raj Giri.

Hogan is fresh off his hosting gig at WrestleMania 30, during which he had a rather minor role in the show. He gave a promo with The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin to begin the pay-per-view, and that was about it. He was reportedly prevented from doing any more.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE did a physical examination of Hogan and determined that he couldn't handle any in-ring action at WrestleMania. There is a lot of mileage on Hogan's body, and you can see how labored his movements are when he appears on Raw.

That's what makes Hogan's comments a little curious. By the time WrestleMania 31 rolls around, he'll be 61 years old.

Would he be able to actually wrestle? More importantly, would fans even want to see it? Those are some important questions to ponder between now and next March.

Cena would be the obvious opponent, but some might argue that Hogan's match with The Rock at WrestleMania X8 was the clash of eras that fans had wanted to see for so long. And even that was a somewhat bad match made much better by a raucous crowd in Toronto.

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The Hulkster wouldn't be where he is if he wasn't a tremendous promoter, so you can't blame him for at least opening the door for a possible match at WrestleMania 31. That's a couple extra hundred thousand dollars in his pocket.

Realistically, though, this is the kind of idea that many fans will see as bad in theory and even worse in practice.

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