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Hulk Hogan returning to pro wrestling
.reuters ^ | Oct 28, 2009

Posted on 10/27/2009 10:11:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono

Hulk Hogan is returning to the profession -- but not to the organization -- that made him a household name. Hogan is coming out of retirement to join TNA Wrestling (the name sounds dirty, but it actually stands for "Total Nonstop Action"), the outfit behind Spike TV's Thursday night series "TNA Impact."

"I'm thrilled to be jumping back into the world of professional wrestling," said Hogan, 56.

"My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now." His specific role will be "announced in the near future."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Sports
KEYWORDS: hulkhogan; jpb; sports; tna; wrestling; wwe


1 posted on 10/27/2009 10:11:25 PM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

He needs the money. His divorce has probably wiped him out.


2 posted on 10/27/2009 10:13:22 PM PDT by ErnstStavroBlofeld ("We will either find a way, or make one."Hannibal/Carthaginian Military Commander)
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To: JoeProBono

I think the Hulk and Rocky should have a rematch.


3 posted on 10/27/2009 10:14:00 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: JoeProBono
IOW, after the wife cleaned his ass out in divorce court, Terry B. gotta eat! LMAO


4 posted on 10/27/2009 10:14:31 PM PDT by Viking2002
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To: sonofstrangelove


5 posted on 10/27/2009 10:14:46 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Good grief, I am the same age and look 20 years younger.


6 posted on 10/27/2009 10:15:10 PM PDT by irishtenor (Beer. God's way of making sure the Irish don't take over the world.)
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To: Huskrrrr


7 posted on 10/27/2009 10:16:48 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Maybe have a Hulk Hogan vs Iron Sheik rematch? Like right out of Mickey Rourke’s The Wrestler flick...


8 posted on 10/27/2009 10:16:54 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: JoeProBono

I don’t care what you guys say. I’ve always liked him. Heck, Verne Gagne wrestled into his 60’s. Why not? If he can make a buck, more power to him.


9 posted on 10/27/2009 10:18:28 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: JoeProBono
"My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now."

Translation: I'm broke. My wife and son wiped me out.

10 posted on 10/27/2009 10:19:48 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: JoeProBono

I guess this guy's life is worth living again.

11 posted on 10/27/2009 10:20:14 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Chet 99

12 posted on 10/27/2009 10:23:05 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

the guy needs money


13 posted on 10/27/2009 10:25:10 PM PDT by paltz
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To: Chet 99

Iron Sheik has waaaayyyy too many issues. not gonna happen


14 posted on 10/27/2009 10:26:25 PM PDT by paltz
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To: Nachum

15 posted on 10/27/2009 10:26:54 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: sonofstrangelove

He needs the money. His divorce has probably wiped him out.

...and for the lawsuit he’s about to lose with his stupid kid’s wreck.


16 posted on 10/27/2009 10:27:10 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: paltz

bump


17 posted on 10/27/2009 10:28:03 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: JoeProBono

Great pic.


18 posted on 10/27/2009 10:29:25 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: JoeProBono

Obviously fake, does anyone think these oldsters are still that healthy?

BTW, TNA? Why is that supposed to sound nasty?


19 posted on 10/27/2009 10:33:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: Chet 99

20 posted on 10/27/2009 10:42:58 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

An old Hogan ploy. Several times in the past, he’s told the media that he’s going to TNA in the hopes that Vince McMahon will then offer him a deal to return to the WWE. The last time he actually appeared in TNA a few years ago, he developed a “severe knee injury” after his first appearance, and then a few months later signed with WWE.


21 posted on 10/27/2009 10:44:39 PM PDT by richmwill
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To: GeronL

Well, the ‘N’ stands for the word ‘and’, the ‘T’ and ‘A’ stand for particular portions of the female anatomy.


22 posted on 10/27/2009 11:36:04 PM PDT by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: JoeProBono
Andre the Giant could have killed The Hulk. Literally. I read that Hulk Hogan was worried that Andre might not not stick to the program and lose like he was supposed too and hurt him (Hulk) in the process. I guess Andre was a true professional. May he rest in peace.
23 posted on 10/27/2009 11:57:22 PM PDT by BBell
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To: BBell


24 posted on 10/28/2009 12:18:55 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: eclecticEel

okay


25 posted on 10/28/2009 6:09:47 AM PDT by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com .... I am a rogue nobody. One of millions.)
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To: JoeProBono

Makes you wonder...how successful Hulk would have been as a boxer, although Stallone is kind of small small for a heavy weight.


26 posted on 10/28/2009 12:02:38 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Huskrrrr
I think the Hulk and Rocky should have a rematch.

Who should they have winning this rematch?

27 posted on 10/28/2009 7:54:55 PM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Isabel C.

At 60+ years old each, the fight ends in a draw. After 2 rounds both Hulk and Rocky are exhausted, they fall asleep in their corner and fail to answer the 3rd round bell.


28 posted on 10/28/2009 10:28:10 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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