Source: Patrick Lennon of The Daily Star
During iMPACT Wrestling’s recent tour of the United Kingdom, TNA General Manager Hulk Hogan sat down with the Daily Star to talk about the promotion. During the interview, Hogan talked about the huge guys he fought against versus the smaller-sized guys today, his thoughts on Dixie Carter taking iMPACT Wrestling on the road full-time, and limiting TNA’s pay-per-view offerings to four major shows each year. You can read highlights of the interview below or read the entire interview by clicking here. Enjoy!
On Dixie Carter Taking iMPACT Wrestling Live on the Road
It’s either hold ’em or fold ’em. You’re either in the wrestling business or not. Is Dixie Carter really in the wrestling business, or this is just a hobby? You either make the move or you don’t. You’re at that point now. It’s the same place we were with WCW – you either run with the big dogs or be a little dog and stay on the porch. The destiny of this company is in her hands. It can stay TNA, a powerful little company, or she can make the decision to move on to greatness.
On Moving to Four Major Pay-Per-Views Per Year
To limit to four major PPVs will give us a chance to make the wrestlers more important to give the fans a chance to choose who they love. I think it gives you a chance to sink your teeth into the characters and the company.
On The Physically Large Stars of Yesteryear
Twenty years ago most of the wrestlers who are in this business now wouldn’t even be here. They’d be bagging groceries somewhere. When I was wrestling I was a medium sized guy. King Kong Bundy was 450 and John Studd was 400 and Earthquake was 400 and Andre was 550 and I was 330, Don Muracco was 300lbs. The business has changed and it’s for the better. It’s more exciting because the guys can do more moves and are more athletic than we were.