Hogan's Daughter released by TNA
By Phil Allely
Hulk Hogan's daughter Brooke Hogan was released by TNA this past week. The main reason for this is said to be that she is another casualty of the company's ongoing cost-cutting measures.
These measures have become necessary due to the amount of extra money it has cost to take Impact on the road (away from the comforts of the Impact Zone studio in Florida). These additional costs are said to be in region of hundreds of thousands of dollars per taping.
There are also rumours that the company have not been receiving as much at the live gate and on merchandise as they expected either.
The lovely Miss Hogan had proved to be a good addition to the roster and apart from her role controlling the Knockouts division (which went down very well on and off screen), she was also a major part of the Bully Ray heel turn and Aces & Eights. Brooke was of course involved in a (storyline) romantic relationship with Bully Ray that led to an ill-fated on-screen wedding and saw her and Hulk become the centre-pieces to the inevitable reveal that Bully was after all the mastermind behind the biker-inspired gang.
The odds are Brooke may well return to TNA at some sporadic points down the line. As long as her father is working there this seems logical. Her recent real life engagement to a US football player has also damaged at least one storyline as well.
Miss Hogan joins the recent spate of TNA release's that has included D-Lo Brown, Matt Morgan, Jess Sorensen, Doc, Tara and talent Boss Bruce Pritchard. UK star Doug Williams was also a victim of this talent cull.