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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote ihatethatmonkee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/January/2013 at 05:03
so, his new restaurant has opened, and was a success for the first night, however, most new business are a success when they initially open:
 
 
whether it can keep customers coming, or go the same way as JR's venture, will be interesting to see.
 
Hulk Hogan spoke to TampaBay.com about the opening of his Hogan's Beach restaurant. Here are highlights:

On The Concept: "It's going to be Jimmy Buffett's [Margaritaville] times 10; Hooters times 10. It's a logical extension of the Hogan brand, with my image and likeness. We're looking for something like Winter the Dolphin. In 36 years I've become so tangible to the public, and not just Americans. We have a chance to have an international draw."

On his role: "I see myself almost like a general manager, creatively. I play a fake general manager on Impact Wrestling. But this is for real."
 
from same site, but a later posting.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote HBKDX97 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03/January/2013 at 05:08
It's awesome watching him apply the mindset he took in promoting himself in wrestling to promoting himself in other ventures. No matter what, always exaggerate how good or challenging something is to drum up the optimal amount of interest. He always was a genius of that.

However, I think this will bomb.
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Quote TMZ caught up with Hulk Hogan’s son, Nick, who was asked about his father at the Thanksgiving table. Nick says the Hulkster can still put it away.

When asked about a possible WWE return for Hulk, Nick said he couldn’t really talk about that. However, he would love to see it as there’s a lot of legacy there.

Hogan says it’s not about age. He states his father can still kick somebody’s ass.  It’s more about the injuries bringing up the back surgeries. Nick noted that the travel was more taxing on his father than anything and he doesn’t really see a full-time position in the cards. However, a part-time gig would be good.

He ended the interview by saying that Hulk loves spending time at home now and he wouldn’t want to go on the road full-time.

Hogan’s WWE return has depended on the company being reasonably sure that bringing him back won’t cause a big backlash due to his racist comments debacle from 2016. It’s possible that WWE hires him in an Ambassador role.

They would be stupid to think of hiring a racist who'd say whatever it takes (it was a one off, drink talking, changed man etc) to get another big payday.
 
He cannot bring anything to the product. He can't wrestle and nobody should be booked to be scared of the old man.
 
He's terribly underqualified as a Ambassador because of his behaviour over the years.
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Love him or hate him Hogan is still one of the biggest stars if not the biggest star in WWE’s history. To a casual fan or non-wrestling fan he’s still one of the first names they think of in association with WWE.

I don’t want to see him doing anything physical ever because in his condition it’s just embarrassing as he can barely move and it’s insulting to the young talent who would have to sell his feeble offence which I think at this point would consist of just punches.

Using him as a ambassador to promote the product is fine though.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rico Len Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2017 at 16:33
I think he should be a regular host of wrestlemania, like Lawler as the host of the Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Outside of that? Whatever publicity they think he'd be good for is fine, but I'd leave his televised appearances to just hosting wrestlemania.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2017 at 18:27
Let him do some behind the scenes stuff, heck even some PC stuff, the guy had some decent natural charisma back in the day but keep him away from everything else incase he has another slip of the tongue or another sex tape LOL

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dukezilla Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2017 at 18:44
Based on WWE celebrating the Ultimate Warrior, who said and did much worse things, Hogan absolutely should be back in WWE in some capacity, whether it be ambassador or as mentioned, stuff at the Performance Center.

I also don't think Hogan should get physical. However, if someone were to have nuclear heat backstage or had heat and were set to be on their way out of the company, I would be okay with them being involved in a segment where they take a couple of punches and then a clothesline over the top from Hogan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2017 at 20:19
The last time I remember Hogan in a match was in TNA against Sting, this was a good five years ago maybe longer and I remember a barely mobile Hogan struggling through the match mostly just throwing punches, he can no longer execute his leg drop or anything remotely athletic and even when Sting carefully put him in a sharpshooter you could see Hulk was in pain.

I don’t mind talent from the current roster putting over veterans from time to time that can still look like they belong there, Goldberg for example sure he was limited in the ring and maybe a bit fragile but he worked hard to get back in great shape and was still able to move about like he used to and pull off a spear and jackhammer effectively.

Someone in Hogan’s physical condition can offer plenty in a non-wrestling role, no need to have him get physical unless it’s just to take and sell a beating from someone on the current roster but I doubt Hogan is in any condition to take many moves so again it would need to be very restricted.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Baz Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27/November/2017 at 20:20
Here's a crazy idea...when D-Bry leaves, would they dare bring Hogan in for a GM role?

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ihatethatmonkee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05/December/2017 at 03:34
I don't know.

the thing with Warrior was that he had control over his matches. I find it weird that if he had such an issue with people being gay, and especially Orlando Jordan, then he would have refused to work the programme with him, let alone put him over, but he was also spouting that stuff on his Twitter feed with no affiliation to NWE.

i'd still rather not see him back on tv, in any capacity. he's a major reason wrestling is in the state it currently is. think about that, it's been 15 years since WCW went under, and nothing has been able to really challenge Vince and Co for more than perhaps the opening quarter of one show.

that Nick talks about his dad being able to kick ass, with his replacement hips and all the back surgeries is a fucking joke. it wouldn't surprise me if in the same interview, he said he was also returning to the street racing circuit, Nick is the perfect advert for your child not to take steroids if the only thing you have going for you is your looks and your dads name, as there's a level of dumbness that is impossible to climb back from.
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