Hogan on how his life has changed:
“My life changed before I came back to WWE,” Hogan said. “I met an amazing person, my wife, Jennifer. She kind of saved me, when I was going down the wrong path. I was crashing and burning and all the craziness with the divorce and problems of my body shutting down on me and a ton of surgeries. I wasn’t doing well. Then I met her. I was never around anybody who explained to me how beautiful the world is and how nice people really are. Life is tough, but life is for living and not for getting into debates and confrontation.
“I was in situations before filled with drama and negativity 24 hours a day. So my life changed before I came here. It’s just kind of like everything kind of rolled out the right way. The opportunity to come home and the opportunity to end my career here in WWE, it just rolled out exactly like it was supposed to. It was a great turn.”
Hogan talks about his birthday celebration and how he didn't know about the video tribute beforehand:
“I got rattled when they played the package because I didn’t know what they were going to do,” Hogan said. “Vince [McMahon] likes to do the sneaky stuff without telling me. I was rattled when I saw the package and really fell apart reflecting on that time. Everybody from Flair to Piper to Orndorff was supposed to come out and say stuff. Nobody got to say anything. When Hall and Nash got to the ring WWE was saying no promos. No promos?
“I thought you had to have Hall’s ‘Hey Yo.’ Then there had to be the transition to sing the birthday song to lead to [Brock] Lesnar coming out. The whole thing wasn’t going down the way we thought it was, but we had some old pros in there to pull it off. It was very emotional.”
Cena talks about his dream opponents:
“I do what I love, so when you wake up everyday, it’s not a job,” he said. “…A dream opponent for me would be Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan and Sting. I’m not sure if I could ever get in the ring with any of them, but you have heard Hogan say in the past, if he had one last match, he would want it to be against me. I say as a Hulk-a-Maniac growing up that would be the biggest honor I’ve ever received.”
You can read the full interview with Cena and Hogan by clicking here.