Hulk Hogan Says TNA Is Spanking WWE On PPV & He's Learned A Lot From MMA
Pro wrestling icon Hulk Hogan discussed the popularity of mixed martial arts during a recent interview with AOL Fanhouse. To read the full story, visit MMAFighting.com.
Hogan says despite the fact pro wrestling is an established commodity on Pay-Per-View for over 20 years, the UFC has made huge strides in the past few years and already has WWE on the ropes. “MMA is spanking the WWE as far as the pay-per-view stuff,” Hogan said. “Dana White and the UFC has done an amazing job, and it’s all about timing.
“The UFC was ready to close its doors, they were losing a ton of money, they were going under, they were getting ready to go out of business, and then they did a reality show called, The Ultimate Fighter. They developed the characters; they made people care about the fighters; the people found out who the fighters were; they breathed life into the fighters. That’s what I want to do with TNA. They’ve got the best talent in the world down there, but no one is breathing life into the characters.”
Hogan also said he’s learned a lot from MMA. “I have learned a ton of stuff from MMA, watching them,” he said. “They remind me of TNA. Ton of talent, but no one has put that Frankenstein, shock the monster, breathe some life into the characters. I learned a ton from MMA, and I get along great with Dana White — he’s awesome.”
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