Hulk Hogan Comments on Receiving Cold Reception by WWE’s Younger Talent
ESPN held a recent interview with Hulk Hogan. One of the topics discussed included Hogan revealing that WWE’s younger talent have been giving him cold receptions during his recent appearances on WWE shows.
“It’s a mixed bag. Some people I get a really warm reception from. Some of the younger guys are really cold to me, like I’m coming to steal the main event. And I’m like, ‘I can’t do this anymore, guys! I’m not a threat!’ Going back with all the legends will be a lot of fun. When I’ve gone back before by myself, there have been certain wrestlers, like Edge and Seth Rollins, that have told me to my face that the only reason they got into this business was because of me. The newer kids … I don’t think they know who I am all the way?
The wake-up call that really got me was with ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. We weren’t really close at all, but over the last few years have become good friends. It caught me off guard when he called me one day, and we’re chatting about cars or something and all of a sudden he goes, ‘Damn, Hogan. I was on the internet the other day and I can’t believe all the stuff you did in your career!’ When Stone Cold didn’t realize that I did “The Love Boat” and Johnny Carson, then I understood why the young people didn’t know.”
WWE Announces Commercial Free Main Event for NXT’s New Year’s Evil Show
WWE announced on Twitter that this Wednesday’s New Year’s Evil themed episode of NXT will be featuring a main event presented commercial free on USA Network.
The main event for the show was announced to be the NXT Championship match of Kyle O’Reily vs. Finn Balor.
— WWE NXT (@WWENXT) January 5, 2021