Update On Hulk Hogan’s Negotiations With TNA & WWE

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Update: Despite our earlier report that is likely returning to TNA after WWE made a lowball offer to him, we can confirm that as of today (10/16), Hogan has still not signed with TNA or WWE and is currently a free agent.


Original Article:

It appears that Hulk Hogan will be returning to TNA. After becoming a free agent and negotiating with both TNA and WWE, f4wonline.com reports that TNA offered Hogan substantially more money than WWE did.

WWE’s offer was said to be a “lowball” offer – and nowhere near what they’ve offered other big stars in recent years, like The Rock and Brock Lesnar.

TNA’s offer to Hogan is believed to be a 1-year deal that will pay him approximately as much as The Rock and Brock Lesnar make for a single match in WWE.

With WWE looking to stack the WrestleMania XXX card as much as possible, making such a weak offer to Hogan could be a sign that one or more other big names (The Rock, Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels) have already agreed to work the show.

  • Berserker

    Face it Hogan, your drawing power days are past ya. You’re lucky you even got an offer from WWE.

    • pwnez

      And Hogan was one of the problems with TNA and they still resigned him. Stupid move on their part.

      • The Boss

        Did you not see the rating? The final live Impact before their biggest PPV of the year was down 16% just one week after Hogan supposedly quit. Clearly people were in fact tuning in to see Hogan.

        • pwnez

          Oh yeah, and once he returns (for good) the ratings will fall just like they did for the past year. This entire thing got a LITTLE buzz but if you really think Hogan draws you’re delusional.

        • Andrew Campbell

          Didn’t Hogan’s “final” segment with Dixie a week or two ago do a horrible rating too? Hogan isn’t a draw and has done more to damage the company than help it.

        • Orestis

          It doesn’t really make that much sense to draw that much.They guy can’t wrestle ( not that he could back in the day).I personaly wouldn’t watch tna just to see Hogan…

    • Stephen

      I disagree. TNA is suffering behind the scenes, and no one star can help them. They really need a Paul Heyman, or a Jim Cornett, or a Kevin Kelly, or a Jim Ross to come in and take over creatively. Hogan isn’t bringing fans to TNA because those fans aren’t buying what TNA fans are selling.
      More importantly, several of WWE’s casual market that are fans of Hogan likely have no idea that he is in TNA. Similar to RVD and Angle’s fans.
      Hogan in WWE would draw on a limited nostalgia basis. He can’t be on each week, but Hogan would sell one or two PPVs a year.

      • Ninjastar

        totally agree

      • Forceton Banfodder

        I disagree. Ric Flair wasn’t a huge draw on RAW when he appeared on “Miz TV” I doubt Hogan would be a huge draw on TV or PPV.

        • Harley107

          Flair’s appearance on Miz TV was embarrassing.

    • Ninjastar

      Disagree Hogan drawing days are not passed, this guy could still make huge money for WWE , Hogan will always be a draw in WWE maybe not so much in TNA, But if you put Hogan vs Cena together in a match im pretty sure that would sell more then Rock vs Cena , Hogan will always be legend even 10 years from now. Cena is like the new Hogan in WWE and having these two go at it would be something to watch .

    • Cujo999

      I imagine those negotiations went something like a scene from Office Space. “Heeeyyyyy, Trips…it’s Hulk Hogan again. I was Way from my phone for a minute, thought you might have called.”

  • Jamie Morgan

    good cause I said last week I hope he dont return to wwe. hes a has been and has for years. wwe dont need a reject like him. concentrate on the young stars not the old farts.

  • bambam

    Would have liked to see Hogan for 1 last run for a year. Wrestlemania 30 could have been special with him there. Yes he is over the hill and does not have much draw, but a match vs undertaker or cena would have been nice. Now he rots away on the sinking ship known as TNA. Hopefully Sting signs with WWE to fight Taker at Wrestlemania!!

    • askbillmitchell

      If Hogan got a lowball offer, Sting’s going to get a low ball offer. Sting, needed to Hogan to get a substantial offer which he didn’t get (apparently). The Sting to WWE has officially sailed away. Good thing Sting has a lot of real estate properties.

      • Xx_Deadpool_xX

        sting is way better than hogan

        • Aaron Clarke

          it could just be propaganda maybe Hogan didn’t even get a offer from WWE maybe he was saying he did to up TNA’s offer it could also be hey sting look what they offered me don’t bother mate.

          • askbillmitchell

            Oh it would totally be in Hogan’s character to fabericate WWE interest to TNA executives in hopes of getting more money but how much money did he honestly think he was going to get? He’s 60. Maybe someone forgot to tell him.

          • Aaron Clarke

            true that mate, Its funny you know I used to watch wrestling all the time never missed it these days both WWE and TNA bore me

          • askbillmitchell

            I was a die hard WCW fan. I grew up watching JCP which was partially owned by McMahon at one time and watched it evolved into WCW. I didn’t start watching WWF/WWE until after 2001.

          • Aaron Clarke

            I liked WCW back in the day and ECW wasn’t without it’s charm but now there’s just WWE and TNA the aged care home of WWE anyway I like the Idea of the WWE legends contracts you still get to see the old guys from time to time yet the show isn’t built around them the nostalgia that comes with the old guys has value but if you still see them every week it doesn’t have that effect and it no longer seems special.

        • askbillmitchell

          Agreed.

      • Rick Yuhnke

        They will offer Sting good money. They know they can do a lot with him. He has never wrestled for them, there are dvds, shirts, masks, a ton of ways to make money. Plus, Taker vs Sting…

        • askbillmitchell

          Taker vs Sting is not going to happen. That ship has sailed, the best Sting could hope for is a legends ambassador deal (the deal that Flair had up until the 2K Sports fiasco) and a Hall of Fame induction and unless Flair and WWE kiss and make up looks like Luger will be making the induction. I don’t have a problem with Luger making such induction, but just doesn’t seem right — It should be Flair.

          FYI – They don’t have to sign him to a deal to sell shirts, masks, dvds and the alike, they own his likeness through the WCW acquistion. Yes, Sting (Steve) owns the name, which means WWE couldn’t create a character themselves and call that person Sting, but through acquistion of prior art WWE could print t-shirts, do dvd’s, sell whatever with Sting’s likiness.

          Think about “The Self Destruction of the Ultimate Warrior” Jim Helwig owned the name “The Ultimate Warrior” but he couldn’t prevent the WWE from puting out the DVD because the WWE had prior artistic rights.

          So a deal would only benefit Steve, the WWE does NOT have to sign Steve to make money off of him.

  • WCWJobber

    You done f*cked it up dixie.

  • WCWJobber

    You done f*cked it up dixie.

  • Progressed_Now

    lol brotha ever stop to realize that you ain’t worth what Brock Lesnar is? and in the spirit of that reality check, here’s the Buckster’s new banner for Sescoops. come on make it happen!

    Hulk Bogan eats himself!!! and he broke his g-string in the process.

    • Reality

      You’re gonna post this picture on every Hogan article?

      • Progressed_Now

        pretty much! they say blondes are more fun……ye, not that one.

        • Reality

          ok that one is actually pretty funny

        • Rick Yuhnke

          Thank you, brother, nice, I will now have many nightmares because of this…

          • Progressed_Now

            you’re welcome, I hope you enjoyed them.

    • TDR25_Forever

      That image is really gross and will probably give me nightmares now.

  • Bam Bam

    Hogan you’re 60 WWE doesn’t need you so they’re not gonna pay you like they need you.

  • G.I.R.L.

    Ummm yeah, Rock & Brock can actually WORK a match. They’re fresh and are huge stars from a recent generation (not the frickn 80s); and they haven’t milked themselves dry in the industry nor have they been noted as shady leaches who want the industry to revolve around them.

    Hogan should not have been on TV in TNA beyond a month or so; he should’ve been helping the younger guys (assuming his advice wouldn’t be dated, of course). And does TNA not see how fickle he is? He was ready to jump ship and only stayed because the big leagues aren’t dumb enough to fill his pockets with finances he doesn’t deserve.

    Wow.

    • troonerniggers

      Hear hear!

    • troonerniggers

      Hear hear!

    • Drmgiver

      Rock sucks.

  • arcade_arson

    yer difference is the rock and brock can still draw figures

  • Scott Kinnard

    What did he expect? Rock and Brock can still work a good match. He is 60 and has had 8 back surgeries. Even if he could have one more match it wouldn’t be worthy of a WM match. Even if he was low balled, I’m sure in the long run, he would make more with WWE. I’m surprised they even made him an offer.

  • A Realist

    Yeah, until I see it on a more reputable website than “SEScoops”, or until I read on the spoilers sections of a site that Hulk is back on a TNA show……I’ll wait and see.

  • bestintheworld

    I wish one night on RAW during a CM Punk in ring promo, Samoa Joe music would hit and he would come out and fued. that’d rule!

  • killerdream

    Dixie when will you ever learn

    • Dan Nighteowl

      When Daddy quits paying for the losses of running T.N.A.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ac1dchr15t ac1d

    Hahahahahaha

  • The_Fearless_Diva

    The WWE doesn’t need Hulk Hogan.

  • MOON CENA

    .. OOPS !! hogan that was bound to happen … anyways .. WWE .. MAKE CENA VS TAKER .. and that right there is moneyyyy .. make it happen !!

    • troonerniggers

      I’m guessing you only started watching wrestling about last year otherwise you would know Cena and undertaker have had a LOT of matches since 2003. Idiot.

      • MOON CENA

        anybody in there RIGHT mind would know i meant at WRESTLEMANIA 30 , you fuckinn prickk !! .. kindly mind your own damn business dipshitt .. THANK YOU !!

  • SomeInternetGuy

    I can’t laugh because this guy gets paid either way for contributing nothing to the business. I just feel sorry for the TNA wrestlers that never got a break. With Hogan staying, the ship will only sink faster.

    • number1bigdaddy

      the ship is under the water already

    • tigerface

      Quick, hire Bischoff and Russo and all the has-beens that sunk WCW. That’s a great business move!

      • Drmgiver

        If you really think that Bischoff sunk WCW, you are retarded.

  • Andrew Campbell

    Hogan is no longer a draw. I’m glad WWE low-balled him and TNA are idiots for re-signing him.

  • Punk2k14

    Washed up has been of a Wrestler. We shouldn’t even call him a wrestler anymore and majority of WWE fans won’t want to see him back.

    Wrestlers I’d love to see back would be

    Angle, Jeff Hardy, Batista, Goldberg, Stone Cold

    • Seachai Chan

      Goldberg is like 47 now.

      • Punk2k14

        so still more of a draw then Hogan is

  • Derringer Duo

    The E was being nice offering him anything. The relationship with Hulk always ends on a sour note whenever he comes back. He’s not a draw, and he can’t even wrestle anymore. They could have used his name value, though.

    • Progressed_Now

      HIS name value? lol 5 dollah

  • captaindaddy72

    I’m shocked but I guess wwe ain’t want him bad enough, sorry hogan back 2 the b show for you lol

  • oppa

    WWE already said there is no one in TNA that they feel that they need bad enough. Truthfully, WWE can’t use there own people properly, so why add someone else to the mix that will demand top dollar and creative control? Also, if the roster has a problem with The Rock coming back and he can actually wrestle, what would they say about Hogan coming back, making more money and getting more perks than them and not being able to wrestle?

  • Ray

    Would have been great for the WWE to hire him and on his first night on raw, as he’s about to speak into the mic HHH’s music hits and Hunter looks at Hogan and FIRES him w/o Hogan even getting to say one word! lol

  • Forceton Banfodder

    Hogan should be happy to get what he can, considering his failed attempts to sue the internet and the rest of the world.

  • ballz

    wwe offered 2 dollars tna offered 3 sound fair.

  • fatneal

    i think this was a mistake on wwe’s part

  • Pizza 2 Hutty

    the only reason Hogan got a lower offer is because he can’t wrestle anymore. He could still be a big draw because he is still popular. Hogan coming back to Wrestlemania 30 (to wrestle or not) would be awesome.

    • Xx_Deadpool_xX

      you should switch your pic to pizza the hutt from spaceballs lol

  • David Stephenson

    There goes TNA sinking even deeper into oblivion.

  • The Boss

    This does not surprise me. WWE has never had to rely on a big name for it’s major anniversary WrestleManias. The anniversary itself (10, 15, 20, 25) has always been enough to sell it on (why I don’t know. Some fans will buy into anything). Now NEXT year might be a different story.

  • Y2J

    Well I guess HHH’s welcome wasn’t as opened arm as Hulk makes out.

  • Stephen Wadelin

    Brock Lesnar is the biggest draw in professional wrestling due to being an MMA Champ
    The Rock is relevant in the Hollywood world and still keeping his name out.
    Hulk Hogan hosts websites now. – It’s more than obvious why your name is not worth that much. Your track record with TNA isn’t exactly amazing either…

    • troonerniggers

      Brock Lesnar is the biggest draw because he was a huge name already in his original wwe run and was the face of the wwe for 2 yrs, nothing to do with MMA.

      • Stephen Wadelin

        He drew more in MMA than he did Pro Wrestling.

        • troonerniggers

          LOL no.

        • troonerniggers

          LOL no.

          • Stephen Wadelin

            UFC 100 begs to differ.

          • troonerniggers

            You’re a ret@rd.

          • Stephen Wadelin

            In fact, just to make my point clear, these are card where Brock Lesnar has been the main attraction and the selling point of a PPV.

            Brock Lesnar main events UFC 100: 1,600,000 buys.
            Brock Lesnar main events UFC 141: 800,000 buys.
            Brock Lesnar main events UFC 116: 1,116, 000 buys.
            Brock Lesnar main events UFC 121: 1,050,000 buys.
            Brock Lesnar main events UFC 91: 1,010,000 buys.

            Sure Brocks been on some PPVs in WWE where he’s contributed to a solid buy rate, but the reality of it is he’s not always been the main attaction.

            Brock Lesnar main events WM 19: 880,000 buys.
            Any other show he’s been on that breaks that generally isn’t even centered around him. But on a stacked card. His Summerslam bout against Triple H didn’t even scrape 500,000.

            Wrestlemania’s generally hit a 1 million buys, which is a yearly attraction built around numerous huge names outside of Brock.

            Brock was a bigger draw in the fight market than he was in WWE. – Deal with it~

  • SomeInternetGuy

    TNA is even dumber for hiring him after Hogan told the public he was negotiating with both brands. How are TNA fans supposed to feel about Hogan when they see him at a show? Clearly he’s not there because he wants to entertain the fans, it’s because WWE didn’t offer him a better deal. I hope he gets booed no matter what comes out of his mouth during Impact tapings.

  • Bushwald Sexyface

    Good for WWE. No way should they have offered what they did for Rock and Lesnar. Hogan is simply not worth it.

  • Kuntry2TheCore

    And this is where TNA faces it’s death. There’s no way they can scrap up that kind of money to pay that soggy old bean who can barely even cut a promo anymore.

  • Xx_Deadpool_xX

    i am willing to bet that vince/hhh are secretly paying him to finish the job on tna like vince did with russo to wcw

  • TDR25_Forever

    Well TNA just put the final nail in an already sealed coffin by re-signing Hogan of all people to whatever overpriced deal that they did. You can’t run that past the WWE. They know Hogan is old, washed up, and his best days are far, far, far far, FAR behind him. Too bad Hogan himself doesn’t know this and is continuing to milk a dying company because of it. Can’t blame Hogan for Dixie Carter’s stupidity though.

  • Rick Yuhnke

    Hard to believe TNA offered more money

    • Aaron Clarke

      no they offered food stamps wwe was offering grains of rice what TNA neglected to tell Hogan was the food stamp were out of date just like him

  • Aaron Clarke

    he’s not a huge draw no cause he’s been busy ruining TNA after his last WWE run he should have went out of the spotlight for a few years and then made a couple of one off appearances in WWE once in awhile for nostalgia purposes that way not of us would see him as an extremely BORING money grabbing old man.

  • GN-0015

    RIP TNA

  • Buzzard Follower

    wait tna gave hogan more money than the wwe to do basically nothing wtf is tna run by monkeys how does this make any sense

  • mika009

    Low ball offer = what he’s really worth.

  • nismos69

    This is a good thing. Myself and others would rather see someone else who deserves a shot at wwe again and someone else who could verse Undertaker at WM.

  • nismos69

    TNA is the one who takes rejects not WWE.

  • nismos69

    TNA is the one who takes rejects not WWE.

  • rockybaia

    Hogan should sign to WWE n so Wrestlemania 30 The Phenom VS The Immortal

  • Jason

    I was hoping for Hogan to sign with WWe and manage The Big Show and a couple of other guys. Hogan is still great on the mic and in WWe, that’s all you need.

  • troonerniggers

    Hulk Hogan doesn’t care about TNA he only cares about where his next cheque is coming from, they should’ve got rid of him 2 or 3 years ago he’s a waste of time, and wtf was the point of hiring those 2 ufc fighters who showed up, did F*CK ALL then left a week later, what a waste of money.

  • troonerniggers

    Hulk Hogan doesn’t care about TNA he only cares about where his next cheque is coming from, they should’ve got rid of him 2 or 3 years ago he’s a waste of time, and wtf was the point of hiring those 2 ufc fighters who showed up, did F*CK ALL then left a week later, what a waste of money.

  • tigerface

    Good.

  • superturbo

    TNA needs to let Hogan go, and also have to wake up their ringside crowds who are mostly sad looking types who are middle-aged fans with their kids. Not like WWE’s fans who are much younger and passionate for wrestling these days, who’d easily boo the John Cena’s and Hulk Hogan’s for overstaying their welcome because their either extremely crap (Cena) in the ring and have a stale character. Or they’re too old and long past their prime (Hogan) to be centre of attention as GM on TNA Impact!

    Hogan costs way too much, and is seriously sappy all the necessary money out of the company, that really could be put into other areas TNA SHOULD really be focusing on elsewhere’s instead. like hiring a larger roster of wrestlers for their tag-teams and Knockouts division. Returning the 6-sided ring TNA was known for (just cos Hogan an Bischoff dislike it doesn’t mean TNA should’ve stopped using it) and putting the money into running the daily operations of the company not satisfying a greedy man’s ego.

    And no Hogan you aren’t wrestling anymore’s so get over yourself; “brother!”

  • PaulElDiablo

    He may or may not be able to draw big numbers now day I don’t think that is called in to question. What we do seemed to know tho is he isn’t good for business running things his way back stage where if they had given in to paul heyman and had let him run things I really believe that the wwe would have be very worried.

  • Brian Loewinthan

    Going to mania in April, as a long time hulkamaniac it would be a dream to see cena and hogan !

  • Brian Loewinthan

    Going to mania in April, as a long time hulkamaniac it would be a dream to see cena and hogan !

  • Benji Wayne

    The Rock said he isn’t interested. Stone Cold hasn’t wrestled in 12 years. Shawn Michaels can’t return or the Undertaker owns his soul.