Hulk Hogan

Sports Illustrated is featuring an interview with Hulk Hogan discussing wrestling in Japan and Hogan describing how he fell in love with the country back in 1978.

Hogan talked about always wanting to stay longer after a tour had finished.

“I could have stayed in Japan. I loved working there with Freddie Blassie. That’s when I was working for Vince Sr. He sent me over there and I fell in love with the place. I used to call him after a four-week tour and ask if I could stay the extra six days until the next tour started. I loved it in Japan.”

The topic of former IWGP Heavyweight Champion Kenny Omega stating publicly that he was leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling was brought up during the interview, with Hogan weighing in on the rumors of WWE having interest in signing Omega.

“It’s tough to go your whole life without eating at McDonald’s or riding in a Chevrolet. If you don’t touch on the WWE, the story’s not complete. But maybe Kenny could be the exception.”

As reported earlier, WWE has definitely shown interest in Omega when he becomes a free agent at the end of the month. However, all signs are pointing to Omega signing with All Elite Wrestling based on recent hints on the “Being The Elite” series.