News: Hogan would have stripped Hardy of TNA Title

During the recent UK tour, Impact Wrestling General Manager, Hulk Hogan, was interviewed by Fighting Spirit Magazine. When asked about current TNA World Heavyweight Champion, Jeff Hardy, and his absence from the high-profile tour, Hogan is quoted...

"Dixie runs the company, but if it was up to me and it had been my decision, Bobby Roode would have been a great champion to have right now. The tour plus a champion makes sense; a tour with no champion doesn't make sense. I choose my battles; some people look at the picture differently to how I do."

This is the second time in recent weeks whereby Hogan has questioned Dixie Carter's management style. At the beginning of the month, he was quoted as saying...

"Is Dixie Carter really in the wrestling business, or this is just a hobby? You either make the move or you don’t. It’s the same place we were with WCW - you either run with the big dogs or be a little dog and stay on the porch. The destiny of this company is in her hands. It can stay TNA, a powerful little company, or she can make the decision to move on to greatness."

Is there dissension in the ranks of TNA Wrestling?

Personally, I wholeheartedly agree with Hulk's latest statement in regard to Jeff Hardy missing the UK tour. It's such a big event in the TNA calender and to have the World Heavyweight Champion missing in action is unforgivable. Upon discovering that Hardy was unable to travel to the UK, the company should have had him drop the Title to the next logical choice, whether it be Bobby Roode, Austin Aries, James Storm, Bully Ray, etc. Infact, on the final show before leaving for the UK, they had the perfect opportunity in his match with Christopher Daniels. Yet they would rather have the Champion absent for an entire month of television.

However, I do not like Hogan's passive-aggressive attitude towards Dixie Carter's management of TNA. It's easy to sit back and claim you would've done things so much better, but at no point does he mention trying to affect change himself. As per usual, it's Hulk putting himself over at the expense of others. Rather than be a team player and accept Hardy's absence, he's run to the press and badmouthed TNA booking. Multiple times.

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