Source: FOX Business & Pro Wrestling Torch
Hulk Hogan appeared on Fox Business this evening talking about TNA to Monday nights on March 8 and turning down an offer to go back to WWE.
It was an interesting interview in the respect that Fox host Neil Cavuto challenged Hogan to explain some of the “Hoganism” soundbytes that Hogan typically uses to say something without actually saying anything.
The interview opened with Cavuto asking Hogan why he’s returning to wrestling at his age.
“I love the business, it’s in my blood, plus I wanted to go back to work and I had to go back to work. I needed to,” Hogan said about returning to the wrestling business at age 56.
The discussion then focused on Vince McMahon offering him a “25-year deal” to join WWE for the merchandising rights, which led to Hogan saying he turned that down because he knew “the end of the story” already. Cavuto thought he was talking about wrestling about pre-determined, so he challenged Hogan to explain.
“I know the ending of the story as far as political, nepotism, how they really feel about me,” he said.
The discussion included Cavuto talking about Spike growing as a network thanks to UFC, which prompted an odd question on whether Spike is going to combine UFC and TNA.
“They’ve helped us promote the two, but they’re not going to combine the two,” Hogan said. Hogan then talked about the “wrestling universe” contracting when WCW went out of business.
“The universe is going to expand and get bigger,” Hogan said about TNA moving to Monday nights.
Although A.J. Styles and Abyss’s names didn’t come up, similar to the Fox News interview earlier in the day, Hogan talked about TNA having more young wrestlers to build around than when he was with Ted Turner in WCW.
“Young guys at TNA – there are more young talent ready to do whatever it takes. So, I’m at the right place and with this situation of taking the rub off Hulk Hogan and Ric Flair-”
Cavuto interrupted to ask if he’s trying to compete against WWE. “I don’t know about that, but I just want to really put out a great and better product,” Hogan said. “We’re going to do something that makes wrestling fun again.”