Hulk Hogan Draws Criticism For Snubbing Bobby Roode, Gives Up Pushing AJ Styles?

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Hulk Hogan is drawing criticism from inside TNA Wrestling for the comments he made yesterday on the Busted open show on Sirius-XM Radio. In the interview, he claimed that the co-main-eventer of this Sunday’s Bound For Glory, Bobby Roode, is not ready for the main event.

“Nah, he’s not ready. He’s not the next guy. Ya’ know, they might think he is. Dixie Carter might think he is. The whole world might think he is. He’s not the next guy,” Hogan said. “If I had to bet money on anybody and really be serious about betting money on anybody, I’d say Jeff Hardy is the next guy if he keeps his act together. Um, that’s what you gotta to have, man.”

He also snubbed the main event of the show itself, claiming that it was “Kurt Angle” and instead said that it was “Bobby Roode [that] stepped up.” He noted that while the Angle match was the main event, his match with Sting was going to be the “icing on the cake.”

Regarding AJ Styles, Hogan seemed to have given up pushing him, based on his comments.

“It’s never too late. I mean, I just don’t know. I, when I first came in all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed a couple of years ago, I had a ton of suggestions which I was kind of pushing real hard, which I thought would take him to a crazy, crazy level, and nobody responded. So, I don’t know at this point. I have my ideas, but a lot of things that I believe in, and what I feel from the crowd, and what I know. The little I know about this business. Sometimes, it’s either taken and used, or used and it doesn’t work, or it’s not used at all. So, it’s just..it’s my opinion. I don’t know at this point,” he said regarding Styles.

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