In a new interview with The Guardian, Hulk Hogan made his intentions very clear that he wants to become TNA World Heavyweight Champion sometime in 2013.
Here’s an excerpt of his statement:
“Knee surgery I’ve had eight back surgeries, I’ve had knee replacements, I’ve had both hip replacements. I only need one more surgery – to fix my right knee – then I’m going to go for the TNA world title. I want to be 59 years old and be the champion.”
Okay, why the heck would someone like Hogan need the title at his age and his string of multiple injuries? With the past three TNA champions being younger guys like Bobby Roode, Austin Aries and Jeff Hardy, why would a 59 year old need a push to become the top person in the company?
TNA has given Sting a bunch of title run over the years while its younger talent were always pushed back a bit. Not to mention a bunch of ex-WWE talent kept on coming like RVD and Kurt Angle who also had title runs too.
With the way things are going now with Hardy as champion and TNA’s “Gut Check” segment that hires new talent, it seemed as if the company was finally getting on track to push its younger stars to the main events.
If Hogan gets his way and somehow weasels his way into the title picture in 2013, this would truly dampen the company’s previous efforts on making the younger guys look good. Not to mention a guy like his does not need another push let alone wrestle anymore…
Hogan should just stay as the “General Manager” of TNA and help the company behind the scenes. He should leave his red and yellow tights back at home for good.