– In an interview with the UK Sun newspaper, Bret Hart said he would considering work for TNA in the future – but only if Hulk Hogan left the company. Hart told SunSport:
“I think TNA is seen as a serious rival by WWE, but not by the actual wrestlers.
“TNA’s more of a wrestling show than a company because of the lighter schedule. We all think that competition is better, but WWE normally stamps all over anybody that thinks about taking them on.
“TNA’s reached out and got Eric Bischoff and Hogan — and that’s where I’d take issue with their overall plan.
“They spent several years building their young stars and, like with what happened to me in WCW, I just sense they don’t have enough brains between them to keep all the other guys going where they need to go.
“I fear TNA simply bought the names and they’re going to get the same baloney we all did in WCW.
“No matter how old he is, or what kind of shape he’s in, Hogan believes in his heart that he’s the star of the show and he is wrestling. I don’t think he gives a damn about anyone else.
“I’m one to talk considering how old I am, but I think I know my place in wrestling and I’m pretty careful about what I do.
“I can’t even begin to imagine Hogan wrestling somebody like Samoa Joe, who is in his prime right now.
“I have a lot of friends there and I would never rule out working for the company. But I certainly never see myself there while Hogan or Bischoff are. I think I’d rather not put myself through that again.”