Hulk Hogan Blasts Vince McMahon, Austin, & Others

Ryan Clark

Hulk Hogan appeared on the Bubba the Love Sponge Show today. Highlights are below.

– He told the listeners to vote for Brooke Hogan’s new video on VH1.

– He said there is “no way” he will appear at WrestleMania 23. He said that Vince told him that WWE has changed and they no longer have one “it” guy but a bunch of guys on the top and that Hulk can no longer take the bulk of the money on shows he works and that is one of the major issues between the two. Hogan said that he deserves the biggest payday on shows he works while Vince apparently doesn’t agree with that anymore.

– He brought up how loud a pop he got at Summerslam 2006 when he wrestled Randy Orton, and that nobody could generate that type of pop except “one other guy.” He said he deserves to be paid accordingly.

– He said that Vince McMahon has been trying to water down the Hulk Hogan character so he doesn’t have to pay him as much in the future.

– He said that his appearances on WWE TV disrupt Vince McMahon’s attempts to build brands.

– He said that he may have “other things up his sleeve” when asked about TNA, hinting that he could start his own wrestling company, specifically naming Big Show, Kevin Nash, and Scott Hall as people who could be involved.

– He said he never signed the 20 year contract WWE offered him, but that Steve Austin has signed a lifetime contract.

– He said he wish he could be at WrestleMania 23 but cannot accept less money than he deserves.

– Bubba mentioned how Howard Stern is in Miami on vacation and that Hogan should visit him. Hogan said that he had never had an interview like the one he had on Stern and that Linda was really upset with him afterwards. But he added that he liked Stern and would call him.

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