More on Hulk Hogan/2K Sports Situation, Game Developer Speaks on the “Hurdle” of Securing Hogan for WWE 2K14

Nick Paglino

Yesterday, TNA Executive Eric Bischoff denied reports that Hulk Hogan signed a deal with 2K Sports to appear in the upcoming WWE 2K14 video game, however, WWE 2K14 Creative Director Cory Ledesma recently noted in an interview it was difficult getting Hogan for the game, which seems to imply some type of deal was made.

Below is an interview excerpt, which you can listen to in full by clicking on the video player below:

"We wanted to obviously make sure we had the biggest matches, the most iconic matches [for the 30 Years of WrestleMania mode]," Ledesma said. "The first hurdle we had was Hulk Hogan. Hulk Hogan's not currently with the WWE. We knew that if we couldn't get Hulk Hogan, we weren't going to have a '30 Years of WrestleMania' mode, it's just not possible. Hogan was involved in so many matches and so many moments, that he was critical to the game. We knew once we could overcome that hurdle, and Hulk Hogan was able to get into the game, we knew that it was going to be kinda downhill from there and we'd be able to secure a lot of the talent that might not be with WWE anymore."

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