Major Update on Hogan/TNA: Creative Control, Talent & More

Nick Paglino has provided some new details on the developing coverage of Hulk Hogan signing with TNA.

On the creative control front, we exclusively reported yesterday that Hogan WILL have control in TNA, and will be working with the current creative team consisting of Vince Russo, Ed Ferrara and others. While the current creative team will not be replaced by Hogan, he will have a major say in how he is booked and how the company is booked in general. It is being said that the current team will be working on a trial basis, so to speak, to see how well they work with Hogan.

Additionally, it is being reported that Hogan has told TNA officials that he wants to bring in some new talent, and that although no names aside from Bischoff and Hogan are officially part of the deal that Hogan signed with TNA, it is expected that other talents will follow Hogan’s lead. This may include names like Ric Flair, as we’ve been reporting.

As for the new TNA show that we exclusively reported on the other night, it should be noted that TNA has NO PLANS to move Impact to Monday nights, but rather, as we stated, a new, separate TNA show is in the works that TNA hopes can debut on Monday nights from 8-10pm EST. This show is still in the developmental phase, however, and has not been confirmed or announced by TNA or SpikeTV.

Prior to the announcement of Hogan joining the company, TNA officials met with SpikeTV officials and had a meeting in New York City to dicuss company plans moving forward. This meeting was scheduled well in advance of Hogan signing with TNA, and was one of a few meetings the company has yearly with SpikeTV to discuss the future. It should be noted that neither Hulk Hogan nor Jeff Jarrett was present at the meeting.

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