Even though Terry Bollea starred on the reality series Hogan Knows Best and hosted the comeback series of American Gladiators on NBC, he will always be remembered as the wrestling legend Hulk Hogan. Staying true to his roots, the 56-year-old wrestling icon has announced today in a press conference that "Hulkamania" is here again.
Hulk Hogan has signed with Total Non-Stop Action Wrestling (TNA), consequently adding yet another level of star power on Spike TV's Thursday nights.
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"Hulk Hogan is one of the world's top pop culture icons and the biggest superstar in the history of professional wrestling. We are truly excited to welcome him into the TNA family," said Dixie Carter, president of TNA Wrestling. "Our goal is to become the world's biggest professional wrestling company. Hulk defines professional wrestling and we look forward to partnering with him in a variety of ways as we continue to grow TNA globally."
"I'm thrilled to be jumping back into the world of professional wrestling," said Hulk Hogan. "My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now. TNA Wrestling is a great company with an already excellent fan base, business and broadcast partner. I firmly believe now is the time for some change at TNA as they are positioned to jump to the next level in their development and I'm here to work with Dixie to help make that a reality."
Hulk Hogan, who also became the subject of controversy for his son's imprisonment, his own personal affair and his better divorce with wife Linda, isn't exactly in the prime of his life even though he looked as muscular as ever when he appeared today at Madison Square Garden for the press conference in his signature bandanna and tight shirt. The last time Hulk Hogan graced the ring was when he hosted and judged the short-live reality show Hulk Hogan's Celebrity Championship Wrestling
so it isn't clear yet whether or not the Hulk is actually going to be performing as part of TNA.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist(Image courtesy of Getty)