Recently, Dutch Mantell spoke about why the 2003 rivalry between Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett was canceled.
For Hogan, he’s remembered for his run in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling that lasted four years from 2009-2013, however, this isn’t the only thing that Hogan is being remembered for with the promotion.
After Hogan left WWE in 2003, he would have a quick stint with New Japan Pro Wrestling, and during so, he attempted to achieve crossover promotion with Jeff Jarrett, who at the time was the NWA World Heavyweight Champion. Hogan wanted to wrestle for the NWA Championship, which was the top title at the time for TNA, and a bout was going to happen for it, however, it would never come to fruition, even after promotion from both Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett.
Recently on “Story Time” with Dutch Mantell on his YouTube channel, the WWE legend would speak about the matter. Dutch Mantell has worked in TNA as a part of their creative team at multiple points throughout his career, and he gave some insight on possibly why the match didn’t end, saying that it could have been Hogan’s price tag.
“Well, I don’t know really what happened. But I think money was an issue. I think Hogan asked for some astronomical sum of money, and I think that TNA wanted him badly just to say they’ve had him. But they didn’t feel like parting with that much money, and I gotta agree with ’em.”