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Hogan talks TNA (Roode, Storm, Aces & 8's, going on the road & more)

From the Busted Open Radio show via PWTorch :


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After spending this week talking about his sex tape in media interviews, TNA star Hulk Hogan talked wrestling on the Busted Open satellite radio show Wednesday. After starting with a discussion of the sex tape drama, Hogan broke down the ups and downs of the current TNA roster.

- Hogan said he's not concerned who wins the TNA Title match between Austin Aries and Jeff Hardy at Bound for Glory because he thinks they can switch it back to Bobby Roode off either champion.

"No matter who wins the belt at Bound for Glory, you can switch the belt back to Bobby Roode off Aries, you can switch the belt off Hardy and back to Bobby Roode, and you can be safe, because Bobby Roode is that damn good," Hogan said. "Bobby Roode has come into his own as a heel, he’s got credibility now and he doesn’t miss a beat...He’s got himself over, he’s established as a heel, and now he’s wedged in. Now if you got in trouble if Austin Aries got hurt or if Jeff Hardy got hurt, you can put the belt on Bobby Roode tomorrow and he’d be gold, he’d be safe."

- Hogan admitted to TNA losing steam with James Storm's top babyface character. "I just think that this company needed to be building, and with the roster of heels and babyfaces, I just really feel that our timing, and it’s not his fault, it’s not Storm's fault, I think our timing was off with this whole thing and me flipping the Roode thing and all the stuff I got my nose into, because they asked me," Hogan said.

"I think it kind of screwed his momentum up also, but he is such a good babyface and such a constant. I think this whole Roode thing is going to get him back on track and at the end of the day he is going to be better because he is not backing off and he is not discouraged. I think it was a timing thing and nothing to do with him as a babyface or his run."

- Hogan said TNA dropped the ball by letting Brother Devon walk away. "One of my biggest disappointments this year has been Devon and I really wish he was with the company," Hogan said. "To lose someone like Devon, it’s like, 'What are you thinking!' It’s been one of my biggest disappointments so far this year. I pray to God we get him back."

- Hogan said TNA was set make an Aces & Eights reveal a few weeks ago, but decided to pull back for down the road. "We were in the trenches a couple weeks ago there was supposed to be a quick reveal and it was just going so good that we delayed the reveal. It should be big; we are really onto to something with this one," Hogan opined.

- Regarding TNA's switch to being live, Hogan admitted it's "not the end all be all," and said he thinks if TNA wants to be a big-time player, they have to make a big-time investment in going on the road.

"At the end of the day its being live and on the road and getting out of the studio atmosphere of course, but that’s budget and an executive decision by the Carter family. If you want to be a billion dollar company you have to invest, and I still stand by that.
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Austin Aries as TNA World Heavyweight Champion: "He crossed the line, he came in fighting for a contract in the X division and talent speaks for itself. I watched him, he had a little NWO vibe to him, a little Macho Man vibe to him, and very talented in the ring. Right away, I said everyone keeps one upping each other, and all of a sudden Austin is showing us this crazy new level that we need to function on all the time. He raised the bar. So right away, when there was an opportunity for Austin Aries to be the champ, I was like I really hope everything works out perfectly with him and the belt. And so far, he has really stepped up and changed the look of TNA all of a sudden. He got himself over; he really stepped up and got himself over first. When you talk about Hulk Hogan, the normal traditional wrestling train of thought mind set from Vince Sr., to Vince Jr., to Eric Bischoff, to everybody I ever worked for is, don’t talk about the bald headed Hulk Hogan, don’t talk about how old Hulk Hogan is, talk about how devastating he is, and the greatest wrestler of all time. That’s always the mindset, and keeping with that old school philosophy, I tell Austin Aries don’t talk about your size and being the underdog, it has nothing to do with it. If you’re the greatest man in the world, you’re the greatest man in the world. At the end of the day, focus on your strong points and that’s what he has done and I really think that this kid is going to be around for a long time, actually he’s not a kid he’s a grown man, but I think he’s going to be around for a long time, barring no serious injuries. When I walked in the WWWF, The World Wide Wrestling Federation, when it was 3 W’s and an F for Vince Sr., I wasn’t the only guy that worked with Andre the Giant, or Swede Hanson, or King Kong Mosca, there were a bunch of guys, Big John Studd, and we all were like okay here is an even playing field and everyone gets a football, let’s see how far you run with it. They gave me the ball bro and I ran with it to the goal line and back 20 times. Basically you got to get yourself over. You can push somebody and call them the greatest this or the greatest that. You can push them, but all of a sudden you can push a guy for 18 months and really put your horse power behind him and all of a sudden somebody like a Jeff Hardy can stand in the ring that hasn’t been pushed at all and listen to the crowd, the crowd is telling you who they want. All of a sudden you go, oh my gosh, we have been pushing this guy and doing everything we can to get him over and all of a sudden Jeff Hardy walks out there and the crowd is screaming three times as louder than for the guy you put all your energy into. Sometimes you have to switch gears."

Jeff Hardy in the main event at Bound for Glory: "He’s new age, he’s ahead of the curve, and he’s ahead of the whole curve of the professional wrestling business. He’s got his own language that he speaks to his fans, he’s an innovator. He’s way out there and you have to watch and listen to him to understand. I keep telling everyone this whole business is about selling, it’s not about who does the greatest move, who’s the greatest, the best, the most phenomenal, it has nothing to do with that. It’s the art of selling, making people believe and care about the character. When Jeff Hardy sells, he shines while he sells he doesn’t die. He’s got something, some magic, and if his offense isn’t that great, and you’ve seen the flip, the kick, or the double leg drop, whatever he does. He really comes alive when he starts selling. The more you beat on him, the longer he stays down, the more it starts rumbling. He’s something special; this is going to be a great main event."

Bobby Roode: "My opinion was you put the belt on him as a baby face and he is going to die 7 deaths. So my idea was to stop the craziness, get everybody upset and mad at me, and said you know what guys, it’s not his time he’s not the guy. Let’s get him to be real consistent, solid as a rock, and then when you put the belt on him, it means something. So his progress to this day right now, no matter who wins the belt at Bound for Glory, you can switch the belt back to Bobby Roode off Aries, you can switch the belt off Hardy and back to Bobby Roode, and you can be safe, because Bobby Roode is that damn good . Bobby Roode has come into his own as a heel, he’s got credibility now and he doesn’t miss a beat. If I’m in the ring with him bro, standing there doing a promo I can tell when something is going to be hard. I’ve been in the ring with guys, when I’m like oh my gosh I’m going to have to work my ass off to get this match over. When you’re in the ring with Bobby Roode it just works now. He’s got himself over, he’s established as a heel, and now he’s wedged in, now if you got in trouble if Austin Aries got hurt or if Jeff Hardy got hurt, you can put the belt on Bobby Roode tomorrow and he’d be gold, he’d be safe."

Devon and Bully Ray: "He has really stepped up, and speaking of Bully Ray, I have to say something about Devon. One of my biggest disappointments this year has been Devon and I really wish he was with the company. You talk about a guy that got in shape, you talk about a guy that carried himself well, you talk about a guy that’s a good person, you talk about a guy that went out with fire every night and tore the young guys up, you talk about a guy if you book him on a house show with no security and no ride and you tell him to go to six different media events and go to TV stations and he doesn’t bitch and complain and makes all the appearances driving himself on time and still gets to the building before anybody. To lose someone like Devon, it’s like what are you thinking! It’s been one of my biggest disappointments so far this year. I pray to God we get him back. Now talking about Bully Ray, I hated seeing the team breakup because I loved 3-D. Okay so it happened, and he then got in crazy shape all of a sudden, and he told me, “I want to be the single best main event heel in the business” and I heard that about a year and a half ago, and I’ll be damned he’s definitely the single best main event heel we have right now to date. And I can’t even imagine how much bigger he can get, but he’s on fire."

James Storm: "He is a fan favorite, I just think direction wise, it’s almost like “the little engine that could”, when a company is up and running, you got to get the steam, you got to get build up, before you put the belt on a huge baby face like a Hulk Hogan, or a Rock, or a Stone Cold. I just think that this company needed to be building, and with the roster of heels and baby faces I just really feel that our timing, and it’s not his fault, it’s not Storms fault, I think our timing was off with this whole thing and me flipping the Roode thing and all the stuff I got my nose into, because they asked me. I think it kind of screwed his momentum up also, but he is such a good baby face and such a constant. I think this whole Roode thing is going to get him back on track and at the end of the day he is going to be better because he is not backing off and he is not discouraged. I think it was a timing thing and nothing to do with him as a baby face or his run."

Impact being live: "Well, it’s not the end all be all, at the end of the day its being live and on the road and getting out of the studio atmosphere of course, but that’s budget and an executive decision by the Carter family. If you want to be a billion dollar company you have to invest, and I still stand by that. I said to everybody at dinner one night. Russo leaving was very impactful because he was there for so long and he worked really hard and I have noticed the difference storyline wise since Eric Bischoff over rides the story with Eric. Nothing against what Vince Russo did, because he has his style, but what I have noticed with Eric is that storylines have a beginning middle an ending, unless I come in and screw them up. It’s just across the board for some reason, everybody is on the same page and same team, oppose to before when everybody was up in the air a little more. For me it has been more consistent except for when I stick my nose in there every once in a while."

Aces and Eights reveal: "I’m not behind it, I’ll tell you that much. Everyone keeps saying I’m behind it. Aces and Eights is huge man. We are trying not to copy the NWO, we’re trying to be consistent, and we’re trying to really raise the bar on this thing. We were in the trenches a couple weeks ago there was supposed to be a quick reveal and it was just going so good that we delayed the reveal. It should be big; we are really onto to something with this one."

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Re: Hogan talks TNA (Roode, Storm, Aces & 8's, going on the road & more)

Interesting interview.

I hope to God the Aces & Eights payoff is worth it all because admittedly they have done a great job with the mystery aspect of it.

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BFG this sunday night is a very important PPV for TNA. They really need to deliver.
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Re: Hogan talks TNA (Roode, Storm, Aces & 8's, going on the road & more)

it looks like Hogan admitting that this thing with Aries being the World Champion isn't working and thats %100 right Roode is the man!! James Storm vs roode for the tile is the way to go and Hogan knows it.

roode is the man! "Bobby Roode is that damn good"
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Sounds promising about the big payoff for the Aces and Eights, it needs to be exactly that. Not sure why he's bothered about Devon though .

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it looks like Hogan admitting that this thing with Aries being the World Champion isn't working.
No it doesn't...

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Man I wish they'd invest in going on the road. Sounds like they can but they're just pessimistic but it is a big amount of money. Like 20-30 million a year I think if Dixie said that one show costs 500,000 on the road.

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Man I wish they'd invest in going on the road. Sounds like they can but they're just pessimistic but it is a big amount of money. Like 20-30 million a year I think if Dixie said that one show costs 500,000 on the road.
They could save a lot of money by cutting out a bunch of their useless PPVs. They really only need 3 or 4 PPVs per year.

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Ummmmm, you can't switch the title off Aries to Roode though, Hulkster.
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Ummmmm, you can't switch the title off Aries to Roode though, Hulkster.
My thoughts exactly. What an idiot...
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My thoughts exactly. What an idiot...
Okay. It's not the end of the world. The guy forgot about the stipulation and he's not even part of the writing team so what's the big deal?
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