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y2josh

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To wrestling fans:

This is old news by now, but what are your thoughts on this big news? I think it is huge and is going to help TNA get closer to actually competing with WWE. Looking back to the Monday Night Wars you can see that competition is always good. As long as Hogan doesn't go back to his old ways of bringing in his "old" wrestling buds then I don't see how anything could be wrong with this deal.

EDIT: Former title of topic "Wrestling: Hogan/Bischoff to TNA"

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The idea of Hogan harnessing "Hulkamania" to address deep rooted problems within TNA and ignite a full blown Monday night war is exciting, but i've been disappointed by TNA far too many times to get my hopes up. If things start to roll in TNA's favor the really interesting development will be how WWE responds.

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If, (and this is a big if) Hogan can keep his huge ego in check and stop himself from ruining things backstage it'll be a big boost at least in the short term.
I actually had no idea Bischoff was going as well, which worries me. He was a big part of WCW rising, but just as key in its fall. His nose for the business is suspect.

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I'm with The Fox on this one -- if Hogan can stay focused on TNA and not himself, it has awesome potential. I'm all for competition in the TV-wrestling-show biz, and WWE has been pretty stale/complacent lately. If TNA manages to shape up and starts showing itself as a serious threat, it's a win-win for all of us at home watching IMO.

That said, regarding Bischoff, the article i read said "As for Eric Bischoff, he will take an outsourced backstage role in helping TNA further their TV exposure through his Bischoff-Hervey Entertainment company, and is not a member of creative." That does reassure me somewhat, that he won't be involved on the creative side. Either way, guess I'll have to start catching TNA more often to see how it goes. :3

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The_Fox

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@B.Dragon:
Well, it's a relief to hear that Bischoff's role will away from the creative area. Now, as long as he keeps away...

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Reala

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Well I hope it helps, but at the same time I hope their focus is more about improving TNA than on simply beating WWE, which was one of WCWs problems, TNA already beats WWE in a few areas womens wresting being the most obvious, so I hope they don't lose focus of TNA's existing strengths, there is always room for improvement not sure if Hogan can bring that to be honest, interesting though.

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@The Fox: i wonder if they'll wind up using Bischoff in any storylines or if they'll keep him the hell off the air. He'd make a convenient scapegoat for crappy storylines as well as possibly make for some fun times if TNA wants to really start 'warring' against WWE, lol.

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The_Fox

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@Reala:
I think the Hogan thing is just to steal a little thunder from WWE. As long as they keep perspective, they should be fine.

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If Hogan does go back to his old tricks, then we'll likely be seeing way too much Bischoff on-air.

Outside of Hogan's influence, I agree using Bischoff on air isn't the worst thing in the world, as his history with the fans could make him a good heel manager/etc.

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What you gonna do TNA? When the egotistical manic runs wild on your younger talent?!

But in all seriousness, I suppose this could be great for TNA really. It should get some people more interested in the show; I just hope Hulk Hogan doesn't take all the spotlight.

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y2josh

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Nice to read your opinions. I really couldn't agree more with most of them. I wonder if Hogan will bring in flair to TNA. Flair is going to be wrestling Flair in his upcoming Australian tour after all. I'd rather he didn't, but then again Flair is better than Kevin Nash in my book. WOOOOOOO!

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y2josh wrote:

Nice to read your opinions. I really couldn't agree more with most of them. I wonder if Hogan will bring in flair to TNA. Flair is going to be wrestling Flair in his upcoming Australian tour after all. I'd rather he didn't, but then again Flair is better than Kevin Nash in my book. WOOOOOOO!

Flair's wrestling himself?

Edit: Oh and I almost forgot, WOOOOOOO!

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Well Flair got married again ! Thats why he is wrestling again as he is preparing for a 4th alimony. J/K. Flair = 60 and cracks me up as enthusiastic as he still is on the mic.

Honestly Hogan made a claim on air via radio interview that he is basically going to be running TNA and he claims that if he gets carried away or does something Dixie does not like he will step down with no hard feelings. Really I think Hogan can help a lot of the younger talent become stars and I do not mean by feuding with them in the ring but by helping build them and teaching them the business. TNA has a lot of great athletes and wrestlers and some just need some guidance to get to the next levels in their career.

Also TNA has a lack of good storylines for the most part and so does the competition for that matter. But I think a few forget it was not just Bischoff and Hogan that ran WCW downhill (though they were the start) it was partially Vince Russo who helped destroy the company (remember David Arquette as champion) and Russo when he was with WWE had McMahon to go through the storylines before they were approved. And while Russo has not done anything too stupid as TNA creative I still do not like the guy. AOL had a big part in the destruction of WCW as well as when they merged with Time Warner AOL said we do not want wrestling on our networks. To add though guys like Nash also destroyed WCW as he had power similar to Hogan in his contract.

Overall I think its a good business move as Hogan is not just a popular with Sports Entertainment and I also believe its going to take time. The sad thing when they aired the Hogan segment on last weeks Impact it was the lowest rated part of the night which shocked me. I really do not want to see Hogan wrestle as he is 56 and if he does get into the ring it needs to be extremely limited.

Sorry for being so long.

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y2josh

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Sgt+Lampshade wrote:

y2josh wrote:

Nice to read your opinions. I really couldn't agree more with most of them. I wonder if Hogan will bring in flair to TNA. Flair is going to be wrestling Flair in his upcoming Australian tour after all. I'd rather he didn't, but then again Flair is better than Kevin Nash in my book. WOOOOOOO!

Flair's wrestling himself?

Edit: Oh and I almost forgot, WOOOOOOO!

Was half asleep when I posted that lol. Flair will be wrestling Hogan. My bad.

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y2josh

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@Dante: Yeah, I think a lot of people forget about Russo towards the end. As long as they don't have Goldust (Or anyone else for that matter) in a 18-wheeler match I am fine with what happens :D

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@y2josh Are you still a Jerichoholic ? Oh and its good to see some fans of wrestling ahem Sports Entertainment fans here.... I wished RVD would quit talking about joining TNA as I think he would be another good fit with the company.

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y2josh

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Yeah, still am. I don't mind seeing him as a character everyone is supposed to hate, but this character he's playing now is not for me though. I think it's funny that he's in trouble with GLAAD at the moment as well. lol

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y2josh wrote:

Yeah, still am. I don't mind seeing him as a character everyone is supposed to hate, but this character he's playing now is not for me though. I think it's funny that he's in trouble with GLAAD at the moment as well. lol

I saw the video of the comments he made and they were kind of funny. I think I might watch my old Y2J VHS tape this weekend from when he first entered the WWF/WWE

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y2josh

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Yeah I have that one to. I can't believe they haven't released a documentary/matches style DVD on him yet.

and just found this news
" Hulk Hogan was on Bubba the Love Sponge today, and stated that he will be booking TNA and that he will oversee changes in the company. He also said that his contract says nothing about wrestling, and that he will be running the show. Hogan also said that he could fire Vince Russo if he wanted but will be giving him another chance for now. He also added that TNA is spending big money now." - 411mania.com

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Yeah thats what I originally read and it would be funny if he did fire Russo as I am a Russo hater. Last nights Impact has a funny as hek segment with Black Machismo talking about his days in the Mega Powers.

Hopefully Y2J gets a DVD and speaking as a Jericho fan I would buy it.

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It's definitely a good thing if it can help TNA finally become REAL competition for the WWE. The WWE is definitely at their best when they have competition. Their current product is simply crap, I can't even watch it anymore.

I just don't know what Hogan can offer these days. He's pretty old(55) and beat up now. I just don't see him being able to do much in the ring. Not that he was ever a very good wrestler or anything. I have a strong suspicion they're going to bring back the nWo... Nash, Sting and Scott Steiner are already there. I hope they don't though. They need to come up with something new and not just rehash the WCW glory days with a bunch of wrestlers who are too old to play the "cool rebel faction" anymore.

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