One-on-one with Hulk Hogan – comparing the pro wrestling and MMA business models

We very rarely cover pro wrestling here; usually only when it ties in some way with MMA. And although this interview with Hulk Hogan doesn’t directly deal with MMA, it became apparent upon watching, that the world of pro wrestling in its current incarnation has some very interesting parallels with the world of MMA.

WWE is pro wrestling’s biggest organization, much like the UFC is to MMA – then there is TNA, which could be compared to Strikeforce. In this interview with Hulk Hogan, who has recently began working with TNA, the legend talks about giving wrestlers as well as fans a viable alternative to the WWE.

He also talks about how much Vince McMahon has done for wrestling, but that he may not have all the answers when it comes to the future of wrestling. These are the exact types of arguments critics of Dana White often use. Hogan also discusses the idea of a wrestlers union, just as the idea of a fighters union has long been proposed. (parts 2 & 3 after the jump)

Part 2

Part 3

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