Hull Hogan recently did an interview with The Toronto Sun. Here are some important quotes from the article.
It’s a creative executive position … Jan. 4, we’re going head to head with WWE. We’ve got to pick a fight. I don’t know what’s going to happen that night. If we get bodyslammed by WWE, we’ll get back and go at them again.
What we have now is the writers telling the wrestlers what to say and do. I’m coming in to push the writers aside. Sure, they still have to make it flow and block time.
If the wrestlers need a writer to tell them what to do, they can pack their bags and go north to WWE. Writers don’t have a feel and instinct for the business. They’ve never been in the ring. If I can’t make it work, I’ll pack my bags and leave.
I want to make the characters come alive. Characters like Andre the Giant and Rowdy Roddy Piper were larger than life. That’s what I want. TNA is doing a lot of things right. They have a lot of great talent. But there are a lot of major WWE stars burning my phone up, asking if they can work for TNA when their contracts are up.
I’d had three back surgeries and had been out of the ring for 2 1/2 yearsI realized what my limitations were and I had to work around them. I was worried about my back, but I had no idea that my right hip replacement would pop out. It’s better now. I’m good, but it was a huge wakeup call.