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Jerry Root




I found the following on Wrestleline in their Micasa report. It reads as follows:

The Torch Hotline is reporting that when Hogan had his blowup with Brad Siegel a couple of weeks ago, it was because Siegel was playing hardball. Apparently Siegel told Hogan he would use him on the four PPVs remaining on his contract, but they would be opening matches over jobbers, and Hogan could use his creative control all he wants to dictate the outcome of those matches. Hogan returned a week or two later with a more humble approach saying he was willing to work to save WCW. The report also said that Hogan is telling friends that he will work the remaining four PPV dates on his contract, and then he'll jump to the WWF.

I would like to add my own personal notes to this bit.


Sorry, I just had to get that out.

Hogan found somebody that won't bend over backwards to kiss his orange butt? Too funny.

And he thinks he's going to jump over to the WWF?

Does he honestly think that Vince is just waiting for the day that Hogan comes strolling back to the WWF to "reclaim his rightful place at the top of the heap"?

Mr. Bollea, this is your wake-up call.

The coffee is ready, and your career is toast.

The WWF doesn't need you! If Vince is smart, and I have no doubt that he is, he'll realize that the last thing he needs right now is a large orange anchor. The WWF already suffers from an embarrassment of riches and in all honesty should think of releasing some of the deadwood. (Bossman for starters).

I have said it before, and it bears repeating. Somebody really ought to give Hogan a serious reality check. This is the year 2000, not 1980. Does Hogan think that Vince has a shrine set up in a hidden alcove in his office where he lights incense and prays to the immortal Hogan to "come back home"?

Does Hogan envision himself as the prodigal son, who will be welcomed back with a huge feast, given the top spot in the company and desecrate the title belt?

If I was Vince, I'd take a cue from Siegel and tell Hogan that he's free to come back to the WWF, but he's going to be used to put over the rising stars, then job him mercilessly to people like Benoit, Y2J, Malenko and if he gave me any lip, he'd be doing the job to the Brooklyn Brawler. Hell, I'd probably bring back Pete Dougherty for one night just to have Hogan job to him!

Then, as a farewell present, I'd have Chyna kick that orange ass of his out of the building.

As the old Cooper tire ad used to say, "Time to retire".

Jerry Root
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