Hulk Hogan weighs in on AEW vs. WWE.
Hulk Hogan was at the forefront of the Monday Night Wars as a key member of the New World Order and a big reason why WCW Nitro was able to surpass WWE Raw in the Monday night ratings. Hogan also tried to help lead IMPACT Wrestling to a new Monday Night War with WWE Raw, but quickly failed.
AEW has emerged over the last four years as a rival to WWE, and defeated NXT in the Wednesday Night Wars.
Speaking to Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour, Hogan was asked about AEW competing against WWE.
"I was talking to somebody, and I equated it to NASCAR drivers. You need seat time. You need to spend time in that seat until you start winning championships. It’s almost like AEW is on track. They’re kind of like the little engine that could, and they’re on track. I just think they need more seat time. They just need to be around just a little bit longer to be really, really, really competitive, where they could go head to head on Monday nights, but they’re moving forward quite quickly. They’re doing a great job over there," he said.
When asked if he watches AEW, Hogan said, "I record everything, brother. I’m a wrestling fan. I record everything, and I’ll sit back and I’ll fast forward through stuff and watch stuff I want to watch. If a match is the shits and I can see it going nowhere, I’ll blow right by it. But yeah, they got a lot of talent over there, a lot of good guys."
AEW and NXT are set to go head-to-head on Sunday night with NXT hold its Battleground event and AEW holding its Double or Nothing pay-per-view. Fightful will have coverage of both shows on May 28.
Elsewhere during the interview, Hogan stated that his past racist comments were a "speed bump." You can find his full comments by clicking here.
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