Hulk HoganTerry Gene Bollea
- Birthdate: 08/11/1953 (age 61)
- Height: 6'7"
- Weight: 302 Ib
Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980...
The article refers to Hogan as "as one of the premier minds in wrestling". He talked about the Open Fight Night and the Gutcheck ideas, as well as a brand new concept he's helping the company with.
On his new idea: "We are going to give more power to the fans, make them more involved and more important. I can't say much more, but I can say this, I'm either going to be really right on this one or really wrong. If I'm wrong, you probably won't see me again because I'll be hightailing it out of here."
On WWE's mentions of him: "I remember the last time this build-up happened. Vince McMahon had Shawn Michaels dress up as Hulk Hogan with a walker and say ‘You're getting old brother.' Then we came with the NWO idea and I feel the same thing now. [The WWE] is banging me on TV again, having The Three Stooges dressing up as me, showing footage of Brock Lesnar beating me last week. They're worried about something. [With WCW,] we were doing three times the numbers [ratings] that WWF was doing back then. We slammed them for a couple of years in the ratings. We had incredible talent and had the two highest rated shows on TNT and TBS at the time."
On his in-ring work: "It took me a long time to come to grips with the fact that I can't be in the ring that much anymore, to set aside that ego, it's tough. But when I look back at the tape and see myself walking out there and wrestling, it isn't how I want it to be so I had to realize that I shouldn't be doing that anymore."