Imagining Hulk Hogan explaining the Aces & Eights reveal during TNA’s booking meeting for Bound for Glory: October 14, 2012
“Here’s the plan for Aces & Eights, brother. They beat the hell out of Sting and Bully, win the match, then my music hits.
“I come down the ramp, brother, moving as slow as possible. One by one, I punch the Aces. And by one, I mean one punch brother. Knock ‘em all out, leaving one of the Aces in the ring.
“I block the punch, and send him in the ropes for the big boot, even through I can’t get my leg above his lower abdomen, brother.
“Then we unmask the guy to reveal … Devon.”
“Great idea, Hulkster.” — Dixie Carter
“You’re a creative genius, Hulk.” — Eric Bischoff
“Here’s the kicker, dudes. Devon will pretend his contract’s up, and he’ll leave the company without dropping the TV Title. Really, who gives a shit about the TV Title? I’ll talk him up on Twitter, bros. Pretend like we’ve made a big mistake by letting the dude go.”
“Brilliant!” — Bruce Pritchard.
“This will all build to …”
Hulk not having a match with Aces & Eights. Seriously. Sting and Bully get beat up by Aces only to have old crippled Hulk Hogan come out and kill the group dead — if it wasn’t already — by punching each member once. This is late ’90s WCW all over again. Build to a match that isn’t ever going to happen. TNA must hate making money.