Hulk Hogan sends a message to Dixie Carter - "Are you really in the wrestling business or is this a hobby?"

Hulk Hogan sends a message to Dixie Carter - "Are you really in the wrestling business or is this a hobby?" - Feb 2013

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TNA 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.

"It’s either hold ’em or fold ’em. You’re 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 you don’t."

Hogan tried to draw a comparison to WCW adding to his viewpoint. "It’s 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."

Hogan 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."

As 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 times.

"The business has changed and it’s for the better. It’s more exciting because the guys can do more moves and are more athletic than we were," Hogan said.

Can't 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.

Here 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 pro "supplements".

Stay tuned for further details.


Hulk Hogan sues spine surgery clinic for $50 million - 14th January 2013


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Wrestler Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute, saying the clinic did unnecessary surgeries that damaged his career.

The 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.

In addition to claiming unnecessary surgeries, the lawsuit also says the Laser Spine Institute used an endorsement from Hogan without permission or payment.

The Laser Spine Institute did not return a call for comment.

Earlier 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.

The dismissal was necessary to consolidate his claims against both Clem and the website.


- 15th January 2013

It 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.

TMZ 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 career.

Hulk 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.

According 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.

Hulk's claiming the contract -- along with subsequent appearance opportunities -- was worth $50 million.

LSI has yet to comment on the litigation.