Hulk Hogan made his return to the WWE in January and will host "Wrestlemania 30" this Sunday in New Orleans. In an interview with Sports Illustrated on April 4, Hogan talked about John Cena turning heel and Daniel Bryan's future in the WWE.
When Hulk Hogan was in WCW, he was still the same golden boy face that he had been since his WWE days. However, the fans were getting tired of the "eat your vitamins and say your prayers" Hogan and were starting to boo him, even as he was fighting the biggest villains in the WCW.
Then Hogan betrayed Sting and Macho Man Randy Savage and became the most hated heel in the sport when he joined the nWo. It increased his fame and added years onto his career at a time when it looked like he was winding things down.
Hogan said that now is the perfect time for John Cena to turn heel.
"John Cena is definitely not done, brother, and to me, he’s at the perfect time to pull a “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan on everybody," Hogan said. "If he was to switch and take that hustle, loyalty and respect and tell everybody how he was running game on everybody the whole time, he’d have another ten years wide open without even looking back."
John Cena has often mentioned how he relishes his spot as a role model and isn't interested in playing the part of a bad guy, preferring to play the straight character. However, Hogan might have a point and the fans would never see it coming.
As for the popularity of Daniel Bryan, Hogan doesn't think he is the man to carry the WWE into the future. He said that he feels that Bryan has all the talent in the world and is on a roll, but he points out Bryan's size and how the big guys beat on him every night.
Hulk Hogan said he isn't sure Daniel Bryan can physically handle that for the next five years.