When Hulk Hogan calls someone “the greatest,” WWE fans ought to listen.

Recently on SiriusXM Sports Zone’s Busted Open Radio, the Hulkster called in to preview next Sunday’s pay-per-view, Summerslam. Hogan gushed over the company’s current champion, John Cena, admiring his work ethic and commitment to the company.

John Cena’s the man. He’s the horse, bro. Between working every day, whether he wrestles 250 times a year, 300 times, he’s the foundation for the whole company. He’s the guy that they bet on. When I call him the horse, he’s the real horse. And his attitude? He loves the company. He loves being there. He loves being on the road. He’s got wrestling in his blood. And for him to be so graceful when he’s tired and beat up, no sleep, and sometimes no food. For him to spend not five minutes with a Make-A-Wish kid; these kids come to him for five minutes, he’ll spend all day with them, he will hang out with them for hours. His priorities are in order. And at the end of the day, no matter if he wins or loses the belt, he’s still the man.

So when Hogan says “the man,” what does he mean?

“To me, I’ve been around a long time,” Hogan said. “I’ve done a lot of stuff to help this business, you know? But it pales in comparison to the man John Cena is for this business. In my opinion, John Cena has now set a precedent for what hard work means. And John Cena, to me, is the greatest WWE champion of all-time.”

That’s why, according to Hogan, Cena needs to walk away from his match with Brock Lesnar at Summerslam with the belts in hand.

“If Brock Lesnar wants to beat him,” Hogan said, “OK, creative, story line, that’s great. But you know what? There’s more to it than that. If Brock Lesnar beats John Cena, he’s got some big shoes to fill. Because there’s a lot of work other than in the ring that the WWE needs from the champions. So I just hope Brock Lesnar is man enough to fill John Cena’s shoes. But I seriously doubt that Cena’s going anywhere, as far as that belt goes. He’s got it now, and he needs to hang onto it for a while. He needs to build momentum, he needs to reestablish himself as the greatest champion of all-time.”

And if it takes a Hulk-sized intervention? Hogan’s up to the task.

“I may go out and hit that Brock in the head with a chair just so he can’t win.”

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