WRESTLING GLOBE NEWSLETTER
Tuesday October 27, 2009
HULK HOGAN SIGNS WITH TNA WRESTLING
Dixie Carter announced today during a press conference at Madison Square Garden that TNA Wrestling has signed Hulk Hogan.
In a press release sent out literally minutes ago, Carter was quoted as saying: "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. 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 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."
Eric Bischoff is also TNA bound along with at least two other notable names we can't reveal right now.
Bischoff has inked a TV developmental deal with TNA with a view to develop new programming extensions of the TNA brand.
Given how Hogan has said he would never do business with TNA while Vince Russo is running creative this should be a very interesting story to follow.
More on this shocking turn of events later today.
OTHER BREAKING NEWS
Eric Young is undergoing throat surgery today at Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Young has been battling a throat ailment called papilloma and has undergone multiple surgeries since an early age. In 2006 during a surgery to remove a polyp from his throat he flatlined for 10 minutes after a negative reaction to pre-surgery anesthesia. Jeremy Borash wrote on his Twitter this afternoon asking fans to keep Young in their prayers.
Mickie James has signed a management deal with the Nashville-based Skyline Management Group, Inc. and is expected to announce plans to enter country music in the near future. Mickie recently laid down demo tracks to pitch to music industry execs and has been planning for life outside of wrestling for some time.
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