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Hulk Hogan
Terry Gene Bollea
  • Birthdate: 08/11/1953 (age 63)
  • Height: 6'7"
  • Weight: 302 Ib

Hogan enjoyed mainstream popularity in the 1980...

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...if they show it all, this has totally destroyed my life again, flipped it upside down. I need to know. I don't want to insult you, but I need to know if you had anything to do with this. Because it's not just you, me, and Heather, but your son Tyler is on the altar too, he is on the chopping block. I don't want his dad to go to prison or his dad to lose everything. And I said, "Did you have anything to do with this?" and he flat out denied it and said he wasn't going to lawyer up. So I just got some disturbing news, and I haven't seen the tape yet, but I got people like TMZ saying Bubba was in front of the camera saying he can use this for a retirement if he ever needed to. That's why I am rattled, but bro; I am not releasing a tape or doing anything. I did not know the cameras were there. I just told my attorneys do whatever you have to do criminally, civilly; I still won't believe Bubba is not my friend until I see the tape. I haven't seen it yet, but I've had people tell me they have seen it. Probably one of the worst days of my life yesterday. It's been a tough ride, but I'm here to promote the pay per view. If you were going to bring that up and say anything about a tape you had to let me talk."

On Austin Aries as TNA Champion: "He crossed the line, he came in fighting for a contract in the X division and talent speaks for itself. I watched him, he had a little NWO vibe to him, a little Macho Man vibe to him, and very talented in the ring. Right away, I said everyone keeps one upping each other, and all of a sudden Austin is showing us this crazy new level that we need to function on all the time. He raised the bar. So right away, when there was an opportunity for Austin Aries to be the champ, I was like I really hope everything works out perfectly with him and the belt. And so far, he has really stepped up and changed the look of TNA all of a sudden. He got himself over; he really stepped up and got himself over first. When you talk about Hulk Hogan, the normal traditional wrestling train of thought mind set from Vince Sr., to Vince Jr., to Eric Bischoff, to everybody I ever worked for is, don't talk about the bald headed Hulk Hogan, don't talk about how old Hulk Hogan is, talk about how devastating he is, and the greatest wrestler of all time. That's always the mindset, and keeping with that old school philosophy, I tell Austin Aries don't talk about your size and being the underdog, it has nothing to do with it. If you're the greatest man in the world, you're the greatest man in the world. At the end of the day, focus on your strong points and that's what he has done and I really think that this kid is going to be around for a long time, actually he's not a kid he's a grown man, but I think he's going to be around for a long time, barring no serious injuries. When I walked in the WWWF, The World Wide Wrestling Federation, when it was 3 W's and an F for Vince Sr., I wasn't the only guy that worked with Andre the Giant, or Swede Hanson, or King Kong Mosca, there were a bunch of guys, Big John Studd, and we all were like okay here is an even playing field and everyone gets a football, let's see how far you run with it. They gave me the ball bro and I ran with it to the goal line and back 20 times. Basically you got to get yourself over. You can push somebody and call them the greatest this or the greatest that. You can push them, but all of a sudden you can push a guy for 18 months and really put your horse power behind him and all of a sudden somebody like a Jeff Hardy can stand in the ring that hasn't been pushed at all and listen to the crowd, the crowd is telling you who they want. All of a sudden you go, oh my gosh, we have been pushing this guy and doing everything we can to get him over and all of a sudden Jeff Hardy walks out there and the crowd is screaming three times as louder than for the guy you put all your energy into. Sometimes you have to switch gears."

On Jeff