Ginger's thoughts #1st edition - The travesty that is Hulk Hogan.
by, 08-07-2013 at 11:19 AM (3678 Views)
I’m starting a blog series, in which I will talk about random topics that are surrounded by much controversy. In the first edition, I will be talking about none other than Hulk Hogan.
There is no denying that Hulk Hogan is arguably the most popular wrestler of all time. His mouth watering heel turn and his red and yellow attire helped him carry both the WWF and WCW on his back. Whilst there were other parts that contributed to wrestlings success back then, nobody would ever deny that Hulk Hogan was by far the most popular wrestler then.
That’s the key word; ‘then’.
In 2009 the wrestling world was shook up when Hulk Hogan and Dixie Carter agreed a partnership. Not only would Hulk Hogan be helping behind the scenes; he would also be supporting a rather large on screen role for Impact Wrestling. Many dubbed this as the rise of TNA, some even said that they’d become competition for WWE soon enough, whilst the more sensible realised that it wouldn’t have much effect.
Fast forward four years and the only thing that has taken place was a failed Monday night war and a decrease in ratings. Why? Why Dixie? Hulk Hogan will be on the most money in the whole company, yet absolutely nothing has improved?
Well I lie. Storylines have improved drastically; they’re actually beginning to make sense. No more ninja’s (Sorry Joe). However to counteract with that fact, the quality of wrestling and actual talent on the roster has decreased a substantial amount. The X-Division keeps coming close to death then is revived for a few weeks for a storyline and then back to life support.
I remember when the X-Division was the scaffolding that kept the TNA structure alive and kicking, that all changed when Hogan came in.
Hulk Hogan has his dream job right now. He’s paid to get free exposure even though TNA is getting worse day by day. Due to TNA’s little size, the merchandise that Hogan sells wouldn’t even force his contract into breaking even. So what’s the point of him?
There isn’t. Ratings haven’t improved. Young stars aren’t being developed. In ring wrestling hasn’t improved. Hell, you can’t even praise him for the storylines as it isn’t his job to do it. With TNA struggling for money, you could imagine that soon Hogan may be released. In my opinion, that’s the best thing for TNA to do.
Hogan was a big name back in the WWF, but can anybody honestly say they'd miss him if he left now?