ORIGINAL: Hulk Hogan has stated that he will not be appearing for Northeast Wrestling. The promotion has been advertising Hogan for their arena show on September 22nd in New York as the headliner for the show. Hogan tweeted Thursday night:
Northeastwrestling on oww forums is very deceptive,I never signed to wrestle for any of these independents,won't be there on Sept 22. HH.
NEW posted a tweet on Wednesday promoting Hogan, reading:
Hulk Hogan's surgery went well and he will be ready for Sept. 22nd in Fishkill, N.Y.
Apparently without contacting Hogan to see if he would still be OK to appear, they tweeted the above expecting he'd still be there. Hogan's public way of responding was to get ticked off and pull out of the event. This comes after the promotion rescheduled a show because Hogan was unable to make the original date and they wanted him to appear.
For what it's worth, this was a minor surgery and Hogan was expected to be back shortly at the TNA iMPACT! tapings in his normal backstage role.
UPDATE: Several readers sent us letters by Hogan's agent's company, Prince Marketing, from July 10 that advertise his appearance for NEW. Here's the letter in full:
"PMG Presents Meet & Greet featuring Hulk Hogan
Wrestling with the Stars
Hulk Hogan, the biggest star in the history of professional wrestling, will be part of a special meet and greet with all of his fans beginning during "Wrestling with the Stars" on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 3:30 p.m. Unlike past signings, fans will have the opportunity to meet Hulk in the order they purchased their tickets. The earlier you purchase them the earlier you meet him. No need to wait on line for hours, with numbers being called to let fans know when they should get on line. As a result, fans can experience all of the activities at the stadium and meet the other superstars instead of waiting on multiple hour-long lines. For additional information, please visit northeastwrestling.com.
Northeast Wrestling wasn't the only one to falsely advertise Hogan, as his own agent also advertised the appearance.
UPDATE x 2: Hulk Hogan tweeted the following:
Now that everything is completely clear like it should have been from day one,I will release the following statement regarding NE Wrestling. I will be in Fishkill,N.Y.on Sept 22nd for a meet and greet only for Northeast Wrestling only if I have my doctors clearance,update soon HH