As previously reported, Hulk Hogan may have been written off of TNA television during the tapings for next week’s edition of Impact Wrestling, which were filmed on Thursday night in Little Rock, Arkansas.
For those who missed it, the main event angle for next week’s show will see Hulk Hogan respond to the ultimatum given to him by Dixie Carter on this week’s live Impact Wrestling broadcast. Hogan ultimately “quits the company,” with Dixie on her knees begging him to stay as the show goes off the air.
According to one source, this could be an attempt by TNA to simply swerve the audience, as Hogan, whose contract is up next Tuesday, may have already signed a new deal with the company. This could be TNA’s way of milking the real-life drama going on right now in the company, with so many contracts expiring and name-talent parting ways with the promotion.
If Hogan has re-signed, the feeling is that running this angle would seem very real, due to the aforementioned situation with so many high-profile talents leaving due to the inability to come to terms with the company on new agreements.
If a new deal between Hogan and TNA has not been reached, then the angle shot on Thursday’s television tapings will in fact be Hogan’s swansong.