This afternoon during The Bubba the Love Sponge Show, Eric Bischoff shot down The Honky Tonk Man's claim that he was "close to signing with TNA."

"I'd rather drive a rusty ice pick through my eye than work a day with him," Bischoff quipped. "This guy couldn't draw flies if you rolled him in cow s--t. He's negotiating with himself. No truth to that at all."

On the other hand, Hulk Hogan said he would not mind bringing The Honky Tonk Man to TNA. He joked that HTM trademarked "Linda Hogan" because nobody else did and suggested he work a program with Bubba.

"If we brought him in and we did a program with Bubba, it would mean something," Hogan said.

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