AEW has made the most noise that they can since breaking onto the pro wrestling scene. They have also brought in a number of key players that used to be featured under WWE’s banner, but Hulk Hogan has remained out of their reach. That being said, Tony Khan’s company still made an impression with the Hulkster.
We previously reported that Hulk Hogan wants a retirement match in WWE. He would love to face “Stone Cold” Steve Austin in that match-up as well. He also spoke about those racist things he said years ago, and how it doesn’t reflect who he is as a person.
During the MMA Hour, Hulk Hogan was asked about AEW. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer replied that Tony Khan’s company is on track, but they need “more seat time.”
“I was talking to somebody and I equated it to NASCAR drivers. You need seat time. You need to spend time in that seat until you start winning championships. It’s almost like AEW is on track. They’re kind of like the little engine that could, and they’re on track. I just think they need more seat time. They need just to be around a little bit longer to be really really competitive where they can go head-to-head on Monday nights or something like that. They’re moving forward quite quickly. They’re doing a great job over there.”
“I record everything brother. I’m a wrestling fan, come on. I record everything. I’ll sit back, and I’ll watch fast-forward through stuff and watch the stuff I wanna watch or if a match is the sh*ts, I’ll blow right by it. They’ve got a lot of talent over there. A lot of good guys.”
AEW is moving forward, because that’s the only direction they can, at this time. They have a lot of money behind them, and Warner Bros Discovery’s new television deal will see the company crowbar in another two-hour television show for fans, whether they want it or not.
Hulk Hogan might never place his legendary foot in AEW, but at least it seems that the company has his blessing at this point. Only time will tell if AEW mentions this in any way, because they love inserting topical lines into their programming however they can.
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