One of the greatest careers in the history of professional wrestling has seemingly come to an end in recent weeks after the WWE parted ways with Hulk Hogan.
Hogan became an icon in WWE during the 80's before joining WCW and helping to form the now infamous NWO faction.
No looking back
Following the demise of WCW in 2001, Hogan has been back working with the WWE ever since and has become a prized commodity for them once again.
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He has appeared on countless episodes of RAW and was the host of WrestleMania XXX where he starred in the opening segment along side Stone Cold Steve Austin and the Rock.
It is fairly safe to say that Hogan was a big name star in WWE and had a certain appeal that he brought to shows where he was present.
However, he has now been publicly ostracised by the WWE with no way of returning to his previous status in sight.
Everyone has been after the opinions of the WWE higher ups since his dismissal and with the company releasing their second quarter revenue numbers today, the issue arose once again.
Vince McMahon was part of a conference call about the numbers and was reportedly asked about the effect losing Hogan will have on the company.
"has no material effect on them.” - Vince on firing Hogan
Claiming that the loss of Hogan will have no material effect on the company is a very big claim given his status in the wrestling industry.
Hogan has become a world renowned name and it is simply beyond belief that his departure would have no after effect on WWE.
The question is however, is McMahon just saying this to avoid it becoming an issue for the investors or is he correct that losing Hogan wouldn't make a difference?