HULK HOGAN:: Hulk Hogan talks retirement match, Roman Reigns, AEW, and more on The MMA Hour

Posted on 5/24/123 by Colin Vassallo

Appearing on The MMA Hour with Ariel
Helwani, WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan
talked a variety of subjects, including
his preferred choice of a retirement
match opponent.

“If he would get in the ring with me,
that’s the reason I went back to wrestle
The Rock, to get in the ring with Stone
Cold Steve Austin,” Hogan said, noting
that him as Hollywood Hogan vs good guy
Steve Austin would have torn the place

“If I have one guy to be in the ring
with, it would be him,” Hogan told

Hogan also talked about Shane McMahon
calling him from Madison Square Garden
around three months before WrestleMania,
asking him if he has one more match in
him, addressing him as “old man.”

He said McMahon told him he just has to
stay in the middle of the ring and he’ll
do the rest but Hogan said that his back
wasn’t doing so great and not moving the
way he should be so he had to turn it

But, Hogan said that he’s rehabbing and
training and he will see where he’s in
in around six months and then talk about
it again because he has not done a
retirement match yet and in this
business, you always learn to never say

Hogan also discussed Roman Reigns,
saying that he doesn’t know where he
would fit in the Mount Rushmore of
wrestling, but if he was still in his
prime, he would draw monster money with
this Roman Reigns character.

Speaking of Mount Rushmore, Hogan said
his picks would be Ric Flair, Andre The
Giant, Macho Man, and himself.

And an AEW question couldn’t not be
included, as Helwani asked if he thinks
AEW could take on WWE one day. Hogan
said this is like a NASCAR driver, where
someone has to have “seat time” before
being ready for prime time but he
watches AEW and he likes what he sees
and definitely thinks AEW could one day
lock horns with WWE, but it will take
time before that happens.

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