At the Age of 56 former WWE wrestling champ Hulk Hogan has decided to return to the sport that made him a household name.
The announcement was made after Hogan, real name Terry Gene Bollea, signed a contract with Total Nonstop Action (TNA).
According to Hogan, 56, his motives from returning to the ring are simple: money and a need to prove he’s a better promoter than his old boss, WWE CEO Vince McMahon. Speaking to the Chicago Tribune the wrestling legend says, “Some people say Vince made wrestling and some say it was Hulk Hogan. We both did it together. I thought it would be cool to see who has more juice right now.
“I still have reasons to go do this, and it’s not just because I need to make money — which I do. I still love it. I still love it, man. I don’t know what else to say.”
“Hulk Hogan is one of the world’s top pop culture icons and the biggest superstar in the history of professional wrestling. We are truly excited to welcome him into the TNA family,” said TNA Wrestling president Dixie Carter.
It’s unclear what kind of role Hogan will play at TNA or if he’ll actually suit up and enter the ring.
“It’s all about having fun and making the crowd go crazy and I think I can still do that, man,” says Hogan. “I might limp a little and might have to pull myself up by the ropes to get up, but I won’t know until I get in there. If I really do embarrass myself to the point where fans are laughing at me, I’ll leave.”
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