Hulk Hogan recently spoke with NOLA.com to promote WrestleMania XXX. Hogan also did a quick Q&A where he said if he could face anyone from today's roster it would be John Cena, if he could face anyone from the 1980's he didn't get to face it would be Jake Roberts and his favorite WrestleMania match was Cena vs. The Rock from last year. Below are highlights from the interview:
Returning to WWE:
"When I came around the corner and the people saw me (the first night), it felt like I was standing behind a 747 and all the engines were firing. It was just so much energy, and the people were so loud, I went, 'Wow. It still works.' Second appearance was better. The crowd was electric. And then this last one in Brooklyn. I'm definitely cool now. There's nothing to worry about. I'm OK."
Working with The Rock at WrestleMania 18:
"I was gone for quite a while. I was the bad guy. And the fans made a huge statement. They told the whole world they were going to cheer for Hulk Hogan, good guy or bad guy. They were loyal to a fault that night. (Rock's) the best I've ever been in the ring with. We were in it together. We just rode the waves into shore."
Reconciling with Randy Savage before Savage's passing:
"Right before he passed, we ran into each other at a doctor's office. He had gotten remarried to his high school sweetheart. He was smiling and grinning. He was the old Macho Man I had always known. We hugged each other and talked on the phone a few times. We were planning to have a barbecue at his mom's house, and a couple days before that, he passed away."
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