Marty Hotts sent along the following:
Hulk Hogan was on BJ Shea’s Morning Experience this morning on 99.9 in Seattle, Washington, promoting tonight’s Live Impact.
The show can be downloaded here:
Hogan starts off the 1/4/2010 interview with a Kayfabe Hulk Hogan interview.
Hogan says he will be going up against the monster and it’s going to be crazy tonight. He’s trying to let everyone know that he’s on Spike tonight. He wants to put it back on the map because nobody knows more about the business than him.
When asked about McMahon, Hogan says he wins. He got people’s attention, giving wrestling talent a chance – he wins again.
He said don’t miss the first couple of beats on Impact tonight because it’s going to get "crazy right from the start".
Talk shifts to Vince Russo and now how Hogan is Russo’s boss. Hogan says Russo now works for him "isn’t that something". Host asks if it was true that when Russo fired him, was Hogan making $1 million a month. Hogan says he had two years left on his contract and the first thing Russo did when he got into WCW was "get rid of Hogan" (referring to October 1999). Hogan said that didn’t help him at home when he would tell his family that he got fired by a guy who didn’t know his head from his "you know what".
Host says "you can say ass here". Hogan says he had a chance of going back to the WWE and it was the same old thing. He didn’t want to be part of the HHH/HBK political game, nepotism, and if he got cheered too loud he’d be in trouble. He said TNA was talking to him, there was talent there, it’s on fire, and needed someone like him to tweak them in. He mentioned WCW and Ted Turner era.
Hogan says the fans have a choice now. He says "Wait and see what I’m doing tonight. I guarantee that I can get you guys hooked". He says he’ll show them how fun wrestling can be again.
Host mentions that it’s fun to see this good old competition and that people are saying WWE is getting stale and boring. Hogan says the fans don’t have a choice and if you want to see Randy Orton face John Cena for 30 weeks, you don’t have a choice.
Hogan says that it’s nice to have the keys to the car for a change. Host mentions Jeff Hardy rumoured to show up to watch the live episode. Hogan says he was in Australia and Hardy was there with Shannon Moore and Hogan said Moore tore the house down and that if he signed with TNA, he’d like to talk to Shannon Moore.
Host mentions CM Punk’s previous negative comments and played the clip prior to listening to Hogan’s response. The clip shows CM Punk talking about "Tribute to the troops" will probably be a much better show than whatever TNA is working on. CM Punk says he has friends there and does watch the show in "perpetual fast forward". He hopes something comes of it but has zero faith in Hulk Hogan, who is 60 years old, dressing like 18 living on Jersey Shore. He said he formulated opinions even though he hasn’t met him. CM said he’s not in it for TNA, but in it for himself. He says he hopes Hogan proves him wrong. He says with competition, they step up and it makes the business healthier, but he doesn’t have much hope.
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