Hulk Hogan says “never say never” about a retirement match and claims he was pitched an idea for Wrestlemania
During an interview with The MMA Hour, Hulk Hogan commented on potentially having one more match in WWE and claims that Shane McMahon pitched an idea for a retirement match at Wrestlemania…
“Shane McMahon called me. He goes, ‘You got one more in you, old man?’ I said, ‘Take it easy with the old man stuff, brother.’ I said, ‘What do you want to do?’ He goes, ‘All you got to do is stand in the middle of the ring and I’ll come to you.’ I said, ‘Well, right now my back needs a little more work but that’s something we can talk about next year.’ I’ve always wanted to have a retirement match but right now, I’m not moving around the way I should be so I’m going to keep working, keep training and keeping doing rehab and see where I’m at about six months from now. All I’ve found out in the wrestling business, brother, is that you never say never.”
“January 23, 1984, I beat the [Iron] Sheik. That’s coming up [next] year, that’s the 40th Anniversary. I know Mattel’s got a full-court press on products and action figures and stuff. It’s the 40th Anniversary, anything’s possible, I just never dreamed I would even think about being 70 years old and getting in the type of shape in would take to walk the walk again but like I said, anything’s possible.” (quotes courtesy of F4WOnline.com)
Hogan said he could wrestle anyone for a retirement match, it would be Steve Austin if Austin was willing to get in the ring with him.
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