TNA' Hulk Hogan today did an interview with the Busted Open radio show. Here are some of the highlights:
On his knee and overall health: "Thursday was a month, so a month and two and a half days for the old knee replacement, so I think I'm doing good. I saw some other wrestlers that had some knee replacements done and around the same time, I feel like Tarzan here all of a sudden, they said they weren't even going to be able to walk around for eight or nine weeks, so I'm a little bit ahead of schedule. The weird thing is, now I got two new knees, two new hips; after eight back surgeries my backs fixed, I think I should be getting a title shot pretty soon. The oldest Heavyweight Champion of the world."
On TNA's new road schedule and leaving the Impact Zone: "The truth is, all that stuff [about the Impact Zone] was incorrect if I said anything negatively because there were a lot of crowds that came in that weren't wrestling crowds, they were just part of the park. But the weird thing is, all that stuff that was so bad or was a horrible thing, I mean, now that I actually look at it, it was actually a setup to move on to something better or a stepping stone to this company becoming great. That all happened for a reason. We weren't ready to go out on the road a couple of years ago. So thank god for Universal. Now I look at it completely different than maybe what I said before."
On changing the format to four pay-per-views: "I think we need to switch gears and yes I do like it. It's just helter skelter. All of a sudden it's like every company has a PPV every month and nothing meant nothing and I think we're just trying to get back to the dance. Not like wrestling used to be, but like how wrestling should be and just make things mean something again. I think for us as a company, for us to keep gaining momentum and not really care about what anybody else does, but like I said, make this from a good little company to a great company. I think we're regrouping in the right places. The TV is our star, the Spike network. A lot of our payoffs, to me, we were throwing the dart at the wrong target. We were worried about a PPV where we should be worried about the TV that's supporting us and build up some major angles and then bang, have them on TV instead of the PPV. Now we can get these major angles on TV and have the bigger, bigger ones for these four PPVs, so I think we're on track with it."