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HULK HOGAN UNDERGOING ANOTHER BACK SURGERY, HOPES FOR ONE LAST WRESTLEMANIA MATCH

By Mike Johnson on 2019-10-08 16:31:00

Hulk Hogan was interviewed by The Los Angeles Times while in town to promote last week's Friday Night Smackdown debut on FOX.

During the discussion, Hogan noted that he couldn't "live with himself" if his final match took place on a TNA event (Bound for Glory 2011 vs. Sting in Philadelphia) and should a scheduled back surgery go well, he'd like to have one last match at next year's Wrestlemania 36, which is set for his hometown of Tampa, Florida.

I talked to Vince, and I said I really don’t know if I could live with myself knowing my last match was with TNA [Total Nonstop Action Wrestling],” he said. “If I can get fixed, I pray I can have one more match. I told Vince, ‘When I get through this back surgery, I’m going to get in the best shape of my life and we’re going to talk about me having one last retirement match.’ “

On his final opponent, Hogan suggests Vince McMahon, who would be 74 years old by the time Mania 36 takes place.

“I’d love for it to be against Vince,” he said. “I had such a great time with him in the ring at WrestleMania 19. I had no idea what to expect from him, but he’s a great bad guy. His timing is great. I loved wrestling him, but everything he does hurts. When you’re in the ring with someone and they’re hurting you, you kind of pinch them on the wrist, and the whole match I was doing that to Vince. I was like, ‘Vince, take it easy!’ Everything he does hurts, but I’d like to get in the ring with him one more time for my last match. That would be perfect.”

You can read the entire interview by clicking here.

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