In a recent interview with Busted Open Radio (via PWTorch.com), Brooke Hogan recanted a conversation she had with Dixie Carter that led to her signing with Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling:
"She said, 'Ever since Karen Jarrett left and isn't managing the Knockouts any more, we haven't had anybody to wrangle them in. I'm so busy on focusing on everything else, do you think while you're recording your album, you can take a day or two out of the week and come help me out the girls?' I said, ‘I always said I wouldn't get into wrestling.' Not because I didn't want to, because I love it, and I'm not the type to worry about public opinion. I just thought it was such a humongous deal for me to get into wrestling and I knew there would be so many people hating it or loving it... It's like where do you find a woman who knows wrestling as much as I do and who has been around it so long, to be able to trust and make decisions that you would make. There is no one out there right now in the business that can kind of take the load off Dixie and trust to make the right decisions. I don't know how long this will last."
Hogan has been hitting the talk show circuit hard in the past week or so leading up to her big debut next Thursday night (May 31, 2012) on Impact, which also happens to be the first live show the promotion will run in its start to the summer change to the live format.
There's really no telling how well Hogan will perform but it was an interesting decision to bring her in if only because she clearly has little to no desire to actually be a wrestler. Her working as head of the Knockouts division is sure to ruffle as many feathers as it won't and her name -- which is surely what got her the job in the first place -- isn't worth nearly what it used to be.
Put frankly, her music career simply never got off the ground and her last hopes for fame and fortune rest in finding some measure of success in TNA, if only because it means keeping her in front of a camera. The one good thing we can say so far is that she's been a trooper in her promotion of the product and she clearly understands the concept of kayfabe. As to how long she'll last, who knows? Any guesses?