The following is an excerpt from an interview with WWE Hall Of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine from an interview piece on Scripps News:
[Greg] Valentine said he probably has worked his last match. He wishes two of his graybeard peers still appearing for TNA Wrestling — Flair and Hulk Hogan — would do the same.
“I don’t think Ric should work anymore,” Valentine said. “Eventually, he might end up get hurt bad. I know Hogan has had hip surgeries, and now he’s having back surgeries. It is financial (why they’re still wrestling). It hurts me to see that.”
After his injury, Valentine said his income was slashed in half because he was forced to miss bookings and autograph-signings while recovering. But he recently received good news. Valentine said WWE has plans to release his autobiography and DVD of his best matches.
“When I hurt myself last year in Chicago, I felt maybe God was telling me to finally quit,” said Valentine, who became a born-again Christian in 2002. “He’s taken care of me when I was thinking, ‘Where am I going to make money?,’ and this and that. I’ve been blessed since this accident.”
Check out the complete interview at ScrippsNews.com.