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Hulk Hogan Promotes TNA Wrestling…After He Quits

This one may go down as one of the all-time blunders in pro wrestling. In a WCW-like move, Hulk Hogan is out promoting TNA Wrestling a few days after quitting on Impact. Sorry TNA fans but it looks like the Hulkster may be sticking around.

I love this story! Hulk Hogan did an angle on last Thursday’s Impact Wrestling show where he walked out after Dixie Carter begged him to stay. Outside of the ring Hogan’s contract reportedly expired on October 1 with many speculating about his future. If this latest promotional interview is any indication, Hogan may have never been a free agent after all.

The Tulsa World (TNA gets the big media as you can see) did an interview with the Hulkster which ran this past Monday. Hogan is promoting this week’s TNA Impact Wrestling event in Tulsa. Not only is Hogan doing the interview promoting TNA, he even acknowledges the storyline which makes this one even wackier.

“I think Dixie (Carter) has flipped the switch or something, she’s off on a tangent here,” Hogan said, talking about a disagreement he had on last week’s show with Carter, the president of TNA wrestling.

This wouldn’t be such a big deal if it weren’t for the fact that people really didn’t know whether Hogan had re-signed with TNA or not. If this was just some typical firing/quit angle than I could look past the goof. However, we are talking about a storyline here that fans and media really couldn’t predict how it would turn out. The mystery has now been solved.

It also would have been one thing to do this in 1999 but this is 2013 and everything is on the Internet. The idea that TNA didn’t think that this story would make the Internet or would fly under the radar just shows you how misguided they truly are. I just can’t see any way at all that this could be justified, especially when the company is struggling.

Let’s assume at this point that Hogan is staying. That certainly surprises me. I have to believe that even with the 30th anniversary of WrestleMania and the 2K14 game, the WWE still weren’t willing to go crazy to sign Hogan. Hogan is the highest paid performer in TNA. Other than using him as an asset in a sale, it is very difficult for anyone in TNA to defend the signing.

At this point I wouldn’t even bother waiting around for Bound for Glory to bring Hogan back. Nobody will be fooled after this with a Bound for Glory swerve.The cat is out of the bag so TNA may as well start using him as soon as this week. Heck he’s promoting the live event, you may as well bring him there and give him his $35,000.

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Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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