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17 September 2013

Hulk Hogan's TNA Contract


Earlier today, Pro Wrestling Net reported that Hulk Hogan's contract with TNA expires on October 1st, less than a month prior to the company's biggest show of the year.  Under normal circumstances, this would be a big deal but the fact that TNA's most famous name could depart a few weeks before Bound for Glory makes it even more complicated.  This is something I'm sure the Hogan camp will use as leverage when negotiating a new deal but if TNA truly want him to appear at Bound for Glory, they can simply agree to a short extension.  There's no need to re-sign him for another year or two.  Personally, I hope to see Hulk Hogan move on simply because I feel as if his salary does not justify his spot on the Impact Wrestling roster.  He's essentially a high-priced veteran who hasn't brought in viewers, at least not enough to match those who have stopped watching Impact since his arrival, and whose performance on a weekly basis is, at best, clumsy and awfully stale.  The biggest reason, however, I believe that Dixie Carter needs to let Hogan walk is this...if the rumors are true that Impact will be pulled off the road and taped in one location, it is simply a public relations disaster to then keep Hulk Hogan on the payroll.  It would leave a sour taste in my mouth and quite frankly, the thought of watching Hogan botch his promos at the new Impact Zone makes me cringe.  I believe TNA need to return to their roots and the first step in that process is the departure of Hulk Hogan.

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