Hey Eric Bischoff and Hulk Hogan, 1996 just called. It wants its gimmick back. Talk about coming up with lightning in a bottle ONE time and trying to ride the wave a decade and a half later. As the late great Gorilla Monsoon would say, "Give me a break!"
By now if you haven't heard, TNA debuted who "They" are last night on the "biggest pay per view of the year." Don't they say that every month? Anway, "They" are Abyss, Jeff Jarrett, Jeff Hardy, Eric Bischoff, and are you ready for this... Hulk Hogan. Yeah, the same Hulk Hogan who said he was not going to hog the spot light in TNA when he first arrived a year ago. The same Hulk Hogan who can barely walk because of his bad back. Yeah, that's him.
The buildup to all of this was quite lack luster if you ask me. And you did, because you're reading this post. Ha ha. Of course in wrestling, anytime you have a buildup like this, the end result is usually a dud. It's the anticipation that gets you worked up, then the event arrives and it's like ehhh.
Of course I guess only time will tell where this angle is headed. My friends and I have done some speculating. Right now it's looking like the umpteenth version of the NWO. My friend Travis pointed this out. So Sting and Nash and now Pope have been running around like heels
telling us not to trust Hogan, and now Hogan is heel, so....are Sting/Nash/Pope all faces now? Good question.
My friend Chad pointed out that Angle had said before the match if he didn't win the title, he'd retire. How soon before we see him again? Chad summed up his feelings with a quote we heard back on June 6, 1996: "Hulk Hogan, you can go to hell."
So what do you think? Can this work? Will Hulk Hogan wrestle still? Can Jeff Hardy pull off the whole "bad guy" thing? Questions we'll have to wait and get answered Thursday night or whenever TNA decides to answer them I suppose.