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
As many of you already know, Miz was pegged as a replacement for Hulk Hogan on Tough Enough. Now, word has come out that Shawn Michaels has signed on to become the special guest general manager when WWE does a couple of live events in Australia next month. There were rumors that Ric Flair was in line for both gigs, but he could not come to an agreement with the front office.
July 29, 2015
In a rather interesting move, WWE is set to launch the Network in Japan. Many are wondering if the company will do well over there because the people of that country have not been really supportive of the product. Management had to rely on Hulk Hogan last time to draw in the audience to their last series of live events. Another thing to keep an eye on is whether or not their online video subscription service can outdraw the one by New Japan.
April 9, 2015
The issue between Scott Steiner and Hulk Hogan just keeps getting uglier. TMZ has now reported that an investigation has begun. There are allegations that Steiner threatened to kill Hogan during Wrestlemania week. While Steiner is brushing off the situation, security cameras at the airport do confirm that he approached Hogan's wife at the baggage claim area. Things got so bad that WWE actually banned Steiner from their events.
April 7, 2015
Further details have been revealed about the ugly situation between Scott Steiner and the wife of Hulk Hogan. Apparently, the former approached her at the baggage claim area and threatened that bad things would happen the next time that he sees Hogan. The comment disturbed the wife pretty badly, especially since she had no clue who Steiner was or what his relationship with Hogan was. Hogan requested that WWE ban Steiner from all events.
April 3, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was reported that WWE had banned Scott Steiner from attending any of their events during Wrestlemania week. Some further details have now been revealed. Apparently, something happened on the airplane between Steiner and the wife of Hulk Hogan. It is being said that it was a very ugly situation that deeply upset her. Hogan informed the front office of the story, and they immediately banned Steiner.
April 2, 2015