Wrestling legend Dutch Mantell recently spoke about the Hulk Hogan-Jeff Jarrett rivalry in 2003 that was canceled.
Lasting from 2009 to 2013, Hogan’s run in TNA/IMPACT Wrestling was memorable, but there’s also another thing that he’s known for with the company.
Hogan would briefly be with New Japan Pro Wrestling after his departure from WWE in 2003, and while at NJPW, he tried for crossover promotion between him and Jeff Jarrett, who back then, had the NWA World Heavyweight Championship. Hogan wanted an NWA Championship match between him and Jarrett, and at the time, the NWA belt was the top championship in TNA. The original plan was for a match to happen between the two for the title, but it never happened, despite promotion coming from each Hogan and Jarrett.
Speaking on his YouTube Channel on “Story Time” with Dutch Mantell, he commented on the situation that took place between Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett. Dutch Mantell previously worked in TNA as a member of their creative at several points in his career, and he believed that the rivalry fell through because Hogan asked for too much money.
“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.”