Hogan sends a message to Dixie Carter - "Are
you really in the wrestling business or is this a
hobby?" - Feb 2013
Body and Spirit
executive/TV star Hulk Hogan was quoted in a newspaper
interview that he thinks it's time for TNA president
Dixie Carter to decide whether she wants TNA to be
a "little dog" on the porch or to run with
the big dogs, which would be WWE.
either hold em or fold em. Youre
either in the wrestling business or not," Hogan
told Patrick Lennon of The Star in the U.K. "Is
Dixie Carter really in the wrestling business, or
this is just a hobby? You either make the move or
tried to draw a comparison to WCW adding to his viewpoint.
"Its the same place we were with WCW -
you either run with the big dogs or be a little dog
and stay on the porch," Hogan said. "The
destiny of this company is in her hands. It can stay
TNA, a powerful little company, or she can make the
decision to move on to greatness."
said he believes TNA shifting to four major PPVs per
year and moving television out of Orlando is a step
in the right direction to "make the wrestlers
more important." He added that he thinks it gives
fans "a chance to sink your teeth into the characters
and the company."
for undersized wrestlers on the roster, Hogan said
they would have been "bagging groceries"
when he was in his prime and he was considered a medium-sized
wrestler, but he believes he has changed with the
business has changed and its for the better.
Its more exciting because the guys can do more
moves and are more athletic than we were," Hogan
wait to hear Hogan quoted on fellow wrestling legend,
Bruno Sammartino, who is about to get inducted into
the WWE Hall of Fame, and who WWE seems to be promoting
as the most important wrestler ever in the history
of the WWE.
at Media Man and Wrestling News Media we are fans
of both Hogan and Sammartino, but both have had a
very different outlook on the pro wrestling and bodybuilding
connection, with one clearly natural and the other
tuned for further details.
Hogan sues spine surgery clinic for $50 million -
14th January 2013
Body and Spirit
Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa-based
Laser Spine Institute, saying the clinic did unnecessary
surgeries that damaged his career.
Tampa Bay Times reports that Hogan filed the lawsuit
Monday. He filed under his real name, which is Terry
Bollea. It seeks damages of $50 million.
addition to claiming unnecessary surgeries, the lawsuit
also says the Laser Spine Institute used an endorsement
from Hogan without permission or payment.
Laser Spine Institute did not return a call for comment.
this month, TMZ reported Hulk was refiling a $100
million lawsuit against the website Gawker, which
posted a portion of his sex tape online. The former
reality show first sued the gossip site back in October
2011, but dismissed the suit in a federal court, only
to later refile in a Florida state court. He is also
reportedly currently suing Heather Clem, the woman
he appears with in the sex tape.
dismissal was necessary to consolidate his claims
against both Clem and the website.
BACK SURGERY LAWSUIT: I Lost a $50 Million Shot AT
- 15th January 2013
was supposed to be the wrestling match to end all
wrestling matches -- Hulk Hogan vs. John Cena in a
battle royale -- but it was all dashed to pieces thanks
to some bogus back surgery ... according to Hulk Hogan
... and it cost him $50 MILLION.
broke the story ... Hulk filed a $50 million lawsuit
against the Laser Spine Institute of Florida -- claiming
its doctors duped him into undergoing multiple procedures
in 2009 that were completely useless and damaged his
doesn't explain why he's suing for $50 million in
the lawsuit -- but Hulk's legal team (headed by Wil
Florin) tells TMZ, the reason for the massive sum
is a lucrative "phase out contract" that
was torpedoed by the bad surgeries.
to Hulk's team, the contract outlined a blowout match
between Hulk and Cena -- a match that was supposed
to be Hulk's career ender -- but thanks to the surgeries,
it never happened.
claiming the contract -- along with subsequent appearance
opportunities -- was worth $50 million.
has yet to comment on the litigation.