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Hulk Hogan Wants One Last Retirement Match at WrestleMania, Couldn’t Live With Himself If Last Match Was in TNA, on Owning Up to His Mistakes

October 8, 2019 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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The Los Angeles Times recently interviewed WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan, who discussed how he still wants one more final match at WrestleMania, preferably at WrestleMania 36, which will be held in his hometown of Tampa Florida next year. Below are some highlights.

Hogan on wanting one more retirement match at WrestleMania: “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]. 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.’”

Hogan on who wants to face for his last match: “I’d love for it to be against Vince [McMahon]. 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.”

Hogan on what life is like when he’s at home: “I got it figured out. When I go home with my wife and my four Chihuahuas, the headband comes off and the fake hair comes out and I’m [a] beach bum. But whenever I leave the house, I know I have to be Hulk Hogan.”

Hogan on owning up to his mistakes: “I’ve found out the more scars you get on you, the more some people relate to you. I’ve been through a lot obviously. I have a ton of scars, and people actually relate to me more because of that. I’m not perfect, but it’s about standing up, owning it and moving forward. I’m so happy to be back.”