During his latest podcast interview show, Ric Flair revealed that the reason why he never got to work a big Wrestlemania match against Hulk Hogan was because the latter was having issues with Vince McMahon. Hogan wanted to venture off into Hollywood, but McMahon did not want to lose his biggest star. McMahon then opted to not give Hogan the big money feud with Flair.
August 17, 2015
Here is an interesting tidbit on Brutus Beefcake. Back when he and Hulk Hogan started their professional wrestling careers together during the late 1970s, they were billed as brothers. Since they really wanted people to believe that, they made it a point to stay in character outside of the arena. It caused enough confusion that many people, including those in the industry, really believed that they were blood brothers.
August 16, 2015
Even though WWE is doing everything in their power to distance themselves from him, Hulk Hogan is still telling fans that he is aiming to work a match at Wrestlemania 32. There is actually a chance of that happening. If management determines that the heat has died down on Hogan, then they will gladly bring him back because they need as much star power as possible at what should be the biggest event in company history.
August 11, 2015
A person that was unintentionally hurt by the Hulk Hogan scandal is said to be Havok. She did a good tryout for WWE, but management opted to hold off on signing her because some racial comments she posted years ago on social media resurfaced. The front office doesn't want any ties whatsoever to racism, so rumors are saying that she has very little chance of being picked up by the company.
August 8, 2015
There is a slight chance that Hulk Hogan could end up in jail for a period of time. The former world heavyweight champion has been accused of lying under oath because statements he made towards lawyers for Gawker and the FBI are conflicting. If this is proven to be true, then Hogan could be placed behind bars like how Martha Stewart was.
August 8, 2015
When the racial controversy involving Hulk Hogan erupted, WWE was extremely worried about the blow back that might come their way. By quickly cutting ties with Hogan, they managed to cushion the blow a bit. While management will never admit it, the belief was that the company was internally worried that the Michael Hayes situation would come back to light in the mainstream media.
August 1, 2015
While promoting his new television show, Dwayne Johnson was asked for his opinions on the Hulk Hogan controversy. He stated that Hogan has been a friend for several years now. Johnson also noted that his family helped trained Hogan when he was trying to break into the business. He also stated that he has never known Hogan to be racist whatsoever.
July 31, 2015
When asked about what the loss of Hulk Hogan meant to WWE, Vince McMahon opted to downplay the situation by stating that it has no material effect on them. This comes on the heel of the company losing at least $50 million in stock because of his departure. Hogan also moved a good amount of merchandise and was a proven draw at live events, especially in the international market.
July 30, 2015
While some fans are emotionally acting out against WWE for being so quick to fire Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, who happens to be a good friend of Hogan, defended Vince McMahon for his decision. He mentioned that a publicly traded company has to be sensitive towards their fans, investors, advertisers, board members, mainstream media and others. It was a necessary move to make.
July 30, 2015