Props: MMA Fighting
"MMA is spanking the WWE as far as the pay-per-view stuff. Dana White and the UFC has done an amazing job, and it's all about timing. The UFC was ready to close its doors, they were losing a ton of money, they were going under, they were getting ready to go out of business, and then they did a reality show called The Ultimate Fighter. They developed the characters; they made people care about the fighters; the people found out who the fighters were; they breathed life into the fighters. That's what I want to do with TNA. They've got the best talent in the world down there, but no one is breathing life into the characters. I have learned a ton of stuff from MMA, watching them. They remind me of TNA. Ton of talent, but no one has put that Frankenstein, shock the monster, breath some life into the characters. I learned a ton from MMA, and I get along great with Dana White -- he's awesome."
The immortal Hulk Hogan flexes his industry insight after studying the success of the UFC and how it managed to turn a sinking ship into a pay-per-view powerhouse. There have been several parallels between Zuffa and Hogan's previous place of employment and the irresistible force plans on using that strategy to build new business over in TNA Wrestling. Is "Hollywood" going to be able to replicate the success of the UFC? Or did Dana White and the Fertittas catch lightning in a bottle?