WWE: John Cena named as dream Hulk Hogan opponent

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WWE legend Hulk Hogan has selected John Cena as the modern wrestler he would like to go toe-to-toe with if given the opportunity to get back into the ring.

60-year-old Hogan, who first made his name in the wrestling industry in the late 1970s, returned to the business earlier this year after being announced as the guest host of Wrestlemania XXX.

His latest WWE comeback has of course led to many questions about a possible return to the ring itself as well as queries about just who he would choose to battle if he were to do so. In a recent interview with The Arsenio Hall Show, his feelings on those subjects were made quite clear.

"Even at 60-years-old, I still feel like I can do it, you know what I mean?" said Hogan.

"If we're talking present day and the guy's my friend and I love him, it's got to be John Cena," he added when asked who he would like to face.

"He's done a lot of great stuff... He raised the bar - hustle loyalty and respect. He made it cool again to be a good guy but someone needs to drag him around the ring for about a half hour."

While the affable Cena is obviously a much younger figure who would surely go down as the overwhelming favourite in the unlikely event that these two men ever do go one-on-one, there surely can't be too many WWE fans who would bet against Hogan giving a great account of himself.

As well as naming Cena as the modern day wrestler he would most like to test himself against, Hogan also mentioned Stone Cold Steve Austin as one of the best competitors of the 90s who he never had the opportunity to wrestle.

"But if we had to go back in time, like to the 90s, one of the matches that never happened was me against Stone Cold Steve Austin, that beer-drinking rattlesnake. So there are some dream matches there that people would love to see but Cena would be the guy right now."

While Hogan clearly harbours ambitions of a potential return to the ring, for now his attentions must remain on hosting duties with the greatest show on earth - due to take place on April 6 inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana - now less than a week away.

WWE fans, what do you make of Hogan's comments - would you like to see him take on Cena or maybe even Austin?

What are some of your dream match-ups involving superstars past and present? Let us know in the comment box provided below...

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