-- Going forward, TNA will have Kazuchika Okada of New Japan Pro Wrestling playing the Suicide character.

-- Taz commented on Davey Richards's retirement announcement via his Twitter: "Sorry to hear, huge fan of [Richards]. I hate when I see talented young guns of today leave the biz early, but sounds like Davey has great goals. Don't even know him, but best to him."

-- The following press release was issued today:

Hulk Hogan Teams Up with 1-800-LoanMart

1-800-LoanMart is proud to announce Terry Bollea, twelve-time world heavyweight champion better known by his ring name "Hulk Hogan", will be the new face of 1-800-LoanMart. Starting early July, Hogan will be featured in a variety of television and radio advertising commercials promoting the direct financer title loan company, 1-800-LoanMart, with special appearances by Jimmy "Mouth of the South" Hart.

Currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), Hogan had maintained mainstream popularity from the mid 80s through today as the all-American, working-class hero character Hulk Hogan in the World Wrestling Federation (WWFnow World Wrestling Entertainment). Darren Prince, CEO of Prince Marketing Group, Hulk Hogan's longtime marketing agent, negotiated the deal.

"Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest names to ever come out of professional wrestling and is nothing short of a global icon. After how incredibly well the filming of the commercials went, I expect the campaign to be a huge success and to run nationwide in the upcoming months."

"I am very excited for the partnership with Hulk Hogan and 1-800-LoanMart. Hogan is an amazing athlete and an extremely positive individual. His larger-than-life persona brings a depth of character and experience that is unrivaled." commented Colby Estes, of 1-800-LoanMart. "Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest names to ever come out of professional wrestling and is nothing short of a global icon. After how incredibly well the filming of the commercials went, I expect the campaign to be a huge success and to run nationwide in the upcoming months."

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