Hulk Hogan had the following to say via his Twitter page regarding the opening of his new bar/restaurant in the Tampa, Florida area:
I want yo thank the thousands of MANIACS that came to HOGANS BEACH for New Years Eve,now I know what to expect,we are on it and are going
To keep working hard to make it the hottest,most fun,craziest hot spot in the Tampa Bay Area,thank u for coming out,lets keep it rockin all
Through 2013,let the games begin at HOGANS BEACH,I can't wait to pull my lawn chair out with my banana hammock on and get my tan lets rockHH
PW Insider.com reported that with CM Punk holding the WWE Championship for the entire calendar year in 2012, it marked the first time that has happened dating back to 1987, when Hulk Hogan did the same. With that said, Punk’s reign is more impressive as back in 1987, there wasn’t over a dozen pay per views a year.
Jim Ross has a new blog posted, discussing his final thoughts on 2012. Here is part of that piece:
I've been impressed with TheShield and how they have been presented by WWE in addition to the effort displayed by each member of the faction. All three men offer something special. None are overtly head and shoulders above the other and each has the opportunity to become special in their own, individual careers. These men are hungry and seem to be willing to outperform many of their peers within the WWE locker room to earn lucrative spots at the top of the card. More established talents who enjoy their own, self created comfort zones would be well served to look over their shoulders.
Newcomer Big E Langston has been introduced in a meaningful way by WWE. I have been a supporter of Big E's for quite some time. Having spent a great deal of time in WWE Talent Development and watching 'E' train and getting to know him, he's a bright, athletic young man who will hopefully continue to grind and study his craft. His physical gifts are obvious.
With all that said, I am a firm believer that talents largely make their own breaks especially today with no territories with which to pluck established, main eventers. How much one is willing to invest DAILY in one's career is the difference in getting to the Promised Land OR choosing to use their lack of effort and initiative to blame the business, the establishment, creative, etc for one's failure. Some who read this will disagree with my assessment which is fine. Unlike many keyboard warriors on Twitter or those who become tough guys on internet message boards, success, no matter what field it may be, is largely dependent on the person who one sees daily in the mirror. That's simply my opinion.
Life isn't always necessarily fair in case you haven't noticed.
You can read the entire blog at http://www.jrsbarbq.com/blog/happy-new-year-final-blog-2012some-things-which-jrs-thankful.
Finally, on this day back in 1988, WWE aired Saturday Night’s Main Event on NBC. Tag Team Champions Rick Martel and Tito Santana defeated Nikolai Volkoff and Boris Zhukov in a 2 out of 3 falls match, 2-0 while WWE Champion Hulk Hogan went over on King Kong Bundy. Tanks to PW Insider.com for that note.