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Vince McMahon Has A “Master Plan” For Hulk Hogan’s New WWE Role

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• OLD SCHOOL VIDEO HISTORY (March 10, 2001) – WWF Jakked / WWF Metal

On this day in 2001, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly syndicated TV show ‘WWF Jakked’ (night version) aka ‘WWF Metal’ (afternoon version).

It featured pre-taped mid-card matches on the road to the ‘WWF WrestleMania X-Seven’ PPV.

The card can be found right here:

– X-Pac & Justin Credible vs. Kaientai

– Raven vs. Crash Holly

– Billy Gunn vs. J.R. Ryder

– Essa Rios vs. Gregory Martin

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• Vince McMahon Has A “Master Plan” For Hulk Hogan’s New WWE Role

During a recent interview with Tampa Bay Times, WWE Hall of Famer “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan talked about WrestleMania, his future with WWE, recent deaths of WWF Legends & more.

Below are the highlights:

On the spectacle of WrestleMania:

“I was the King of Bacchus in New Orleans for Mardi Gras (in 2008). I’ve been to several Super Bowls here. I’ve seen everything. But what I fell in love with was that whole energy. It’s just like, getting addicted to something.

Once they see what happens out there, there are gonna be a lot of kids that go, ‘Oh my gosh, I’ve never seen anything like it,’ or ‘Oh my gosh, I want to be a wrestler.’ There’s a certain magic to it that I have never, ever seen with any other event. There’s just nothing like it.”

On the recent deaths of WWF Legends King Kong Bundy (who passed away on Monday) and “Mean” Gene Okerlund (who passed away on January 2):

“Bundy was a tough one because I just ran into him a couple of months ago in the LaGuardia Airport, so we said hello and he gave me a big hug. But the one that really was a hard one for me to get by was the Mean Gene one.

I talked to Geno on Christmas. I said, ‘Hey brother, Merry Christmas, we’re gonna have a Christmas drink.’ He goes, ‘Well, I can’t see you big man ’til after New Year’s. I’m up here in Minnesota with the family, but I’ll give you a growl when I come down on the 2nd.’

I spent so many years with Okerlund. When I left Minnesota, I took Mean Gene with me to New York. And then when I left New York and went to work for Ted Turner, I took Mean Gene with me there for 10 years. Then when I left Ted Turner I took Mean Gene with me back to WWE. Gene and I were really, really close. That was a tough one. But Bundy, they’re all tough, brother, especially guys that die so young. It’s hard.”

On his future role with WWE:

“I’m not really sure. I can’t wrestle anymore because nine back surgeries, two fake knees, two fake hips. I’ve had 17 surgeries in the last 10 years. I kinda missed the memo on the ‘fake’ part of wrestling.

Vince (McMahon) has this master plan. And I don’t mind being the hood ornament, and I don’t mind being the Babe Ruth of the promotion, but Vince is putting together a whole new thing. I still feel like I’m 20 in my head, but my body’s telling me, ‘Easy, brother.’

I’m not sure what the title is, but hopefully really soon I’ll be back and really, really active.”

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