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HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/hulk-hogan-gets-115m-verdict-876768

Now that this is over, Hogan will be returning to the WWE Hall Of Fame and possibly returning to WWE Immortals
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!  Yes awesomeness. Hopefully they will go bankrupt and the world will be rid of their crap.

 

Burn it all, Burn it down. And on the ashes!

 

I'm sorry I'm just really happy....

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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

Maybe, maybe not. Sex Tape wasn't the "hot issue." It was what he said.. Which can't be taken back.
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

This is only phase 1... it will certainly be appealed... and while Hogan might get a vast quantity of cash, WWE won't be hiring him back based on this....

 

Remember, Hogan's reputation took a HUGE hit with the release of this tape (and more profoundly by his racist remarks which were not addressed by this trial) - he's seeking cash BECAUSE of this damage... just because he wins the trial doesn't make him a "great guy"...

 

In fact, if anything, the WWE would probably be more prone to rehiring him if he lost - as Hogan would be desperate for cash and they might hire out of pity / cheapness...  If Hogan actually gets tens of millions, he'll have no reason to go back to the WWE...

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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

Well said @FrodBonzi
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

While Hogan has said he hasn't been in contact with Wwe personally, I read that one of his agents has been talking with Wwe and now with the lawsuit over it is closer to him being resigned. And then again it could all be crap and we will never get him in immortals
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

We wont get him back just because he won a lawsuit againt a page that published his sextape. WWE never cared about that tape. What they care about is their reputation, which is why they fired him. They did NOT fire him because of the sextape, they fired him because of his racism. And thats why he wont come back. It can take years until people forget about it , if it ever happens. And when they reemploy him they will do it secretly. That means they wont mention it anywhere and they wont put him back into the game (actually i doubt will still exist when they employ him again).
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

Makes you wonder why Donald Trump is still in the WWE HoF.
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

Well which ever way that's what best for business
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

If hey hire Hulk Hogan back, it won't be secretly... what would be the point of that!?!?!?

 

The only point of hiring Hogan is to capitalize on his fame - and that, even in his 60s, he's more over with a crowd than virtually any other wrestler in history...

 

Vince tends to cater to the lowest common denominator, so it won't take too much to convince him to rehire Hogan... basically, he'll simply calculate the revenue gains of Hogans' "draw value" vs revenue losses from people angry at Hogan...

 

The thing is, they can simply rehire him as a "villain", and his heat will simply be genuine Smiley Happy  They did a similar thing when Edge slept with Lita (who had been dating Matt Hardy) - it got aired in public and became a pretty awesome feud...

 

As for Donald Trump - he's a presidential candidate with a pretty decent chance to actually win!! Would be pretty insane to take him out of the HOF, even if Vince wanted to...

 

Vince and Trump are friends and business partners though, so I don't see that happening... Remember, Trump hosted a couple Wrestlemanias in his casino (I believe 4 and 5, but am too lazy to look it up).

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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

@arharr3 apparently you haven't been watching Raw. I have heard them recently mention Hulk Hogan by name more than once so, which is more than they have since last August when he was released. So here is for hoping we get him back
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

YESSSSSSS!!!
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People wont simply forget about what he did. If he gets rehired you can be sure that people will start pointing at WWE and say:"they are supporting and rewarding racism with money". Its gonna be a huge issue with their advertising because things like this can seriously hurt them publicly. Vince isnt going to risk something like that. Its over, hogan wont come back. Just accept it. It doesnt matter if he was mentioned on RAW or not, they cant risk it.
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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

What's the risk?!?! Noone's going to be boycotting WWE over this - they have a monopoly on pro wrestling and can do pretty much whatever they want...

 

Vince will hire Hogan solely based on whether he feels that the WWE can profit from having him as an employee - I'd argue that a LOT of people would tune in now if Hogan was announced as re-hired....

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Re: HULK HOGAN WINS AGAINST GAWKER!!!

Yeah , and why not induct Chris Benoit into the HoF if we are at forgiving legends their BIG , BIG mistakes ?
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I still dont get why people want hogan back. Hes a no one you would want to work with. Nobody wants Hitler back in germany because he was popular for some time , so I dont See why this shouldn't apply to hogan too.

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Re: Hulk Hogan is back to in game

@arharr3, Calm Down Mate. May be he can be wrong somewhere but do believe that Hogan has done a lot for the company! Remember when SCSA praised him for his work at WM30? Its all business mate! If WWE see an opportunity to make some money from his name and fame, they would definitely bring him back! Not everyone here thinks the way you think about him! So if you don't want him, you have nothing to loose. Let others have him who want and still we are here only hoping.. Smiley Happy
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@arharr3 hulk hogan was the face of the wwe for several years and is loved by millions. If anything you should be comparing him to George Washington and I'm sure if they had sex tapes back then he would have said something racist in it but what is said behind closed doors is none of the business of the people or general community. And I don't believe Washington or Hogan were openly racist.

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@TapesNdcds91 Hitler was also loved by millions and the face of germany for a longer time then hogan. And still nobody in germany (except the members of the NPD and AfD) wants him back. Also , back in the days Washington lived there was a lower tolerance for people with a different skin color. Theres a difference between saying something racist at a time where it was common (which is still bad ), like in the 18th century, or in a time where people should know better and stop looking at skin colors (21th century ). Say today the earth is a flat plate and everyone will laugh about you. However , a few centurys ago that was the paradigm.
tl;dr theres a difference between saying something a few centurys ago and saying it today, so hogan cannot and shouldn't be compared to Washington.
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Re: Hulk Hogan is back to in game

@arharr3 to an extent Hogan has made the wwe what it is today and paved the way for alot of wrestlers. I don't believe hogan is truly racist though.