Back in July, Hulk Hogan told The Steve Austin Show that he can’t physically wrestle again even if he wanted to, due to multiple laser spine surgeries, severe arthritis, and being 66-years old.
So of course today’s news, by way of the Los Angeles Times is that Hogan wants to wrestle again in one last retirement match at WrestleMania, as he’s “not sure he could live with himself” if his final match on record happened in TNA. Maybe the Team Hogan vs. Team Flair match announced for Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia was supposed to be Hogan vs. Flair?
From the interview:
“I talked to Vince, and I said I really don’t know if I could live with myself knowing my last match was with TNA. If I can get fixed, I pray I can have one more match. I told Vince, ‘When I get through this back surgery, I’m going to get in the best shape of my life and we’re going to talk about me having one last retirement match.’”
And who would the 66-year old Hogan want to step into the ring with for his final match? Why, 74-year old non-wrestler Vince McMahon, of course!
“I’d love for it to be against Vince. I had such a great time with him in the ring at WrestleMania 19. I had no idea what to expect from him, but he’s a great bad guy. His timing is great. I loved wrestling him, but everything he does hurts. When you’re in the ring with someone and they’re hurting you, you kind of pinch them on the wrist, and the whole match I was doing that to Vince. I was like, ‘Vince, take it easy!’ Everything he does hurts, but I’d like to get in the ring with him one more time for my last match. That would be perfect.”
Not sure why Hogan wouldn’t want to put over any of the younger, current stars on his way out, aside from his 40 observable years of being Hulk Hogan. Our suggestion if Hogan wants to go one-on-one with a former opponent at next year’s WrestleMania: another match with Brock Lesnar. How many throwing Germans do we think the Hulkster can take?