A former WWE Celebrity has accused Hulk Hogan of “r*ping” TNA throughout his time with the Dixie Carter-led promotion.
After attaining enormous success within the WWF all through the 1980’s and into the early 90’s Hulk Hogan headed to WCW as a lot the identical character he had all the time performed. Though initially well-received, his recognition started to dwindle as 1996 arrived, however that every one modified with the birth of the nWo.
The legendary faction took the wrestling world by storm, giving Hogan’s profession a brand new lease of life. Following the demise of WCW, Hogan ultimately returned to WWE the place he was greeted like a conquering hero.
By 2009 Hogan’s greatest in-ring days had been behind him, however sensing a chance to have yet another run on the massive time he signed with TNA, which might later grow to be IMPACT Wrestling. After briefly reuniting with Scott Corridor, Kevin Nash and Sean Waltman, Hogan confirmed his loyalty to Eric Bischoff forming an on-screen alliance with the previous WCW boss.
Nevertheless, Hogan’s arrival and subsequent run was removed from universally fashionable, each with followers and different wrestlers backstage. Hogan and various different veterans had been being paid large sums of cash whereas with the corporate, effectively above and past what youthful expertise had been incomes.
In addition to showing on-screen, Hogan additionally labored backstage as a advisor, whereas Bischoff was additionally concerned with artistic.
One of many stars who wasn’t overly enamoured with Hogan was IMPACT Knockouts royalty Awesome Kong. Talking at a Inside The Ropes reside present, Kong blasted Hogan for “r*ping” the corporate, commenting that it was apparent to see that the entire situation would finish in monetary catastrophe.
“Properly I believed that was an indication that he was r*ping the corporate for no matter it was value. That we weren’t going to see a return on our Hulk Hogan funding, however he was going to rob the piggy financial institution dry, and I’m like that is very clear and everybody can see it. So it was like Dixie are you able to not see what’s going on? He’s going to be popping bottles with Vince in 3 years and you can be broke, are you able to not see the place that is going?”
Hulk Hogan ultimately left TNA in late 2013 after his contract with the corporate expired. Following his departure TNA suffered quite a few monetary difficulties, which plagued them till the corporate was bought by Anthem Sports activities and Leisure and rebranded in 2017.
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