Talk about following in your father's footsteps.
Brooke Hogan has reportedly inked a deal to join the Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling family, TMZ reported on Friday.
However, Brooke Hogan will not be jumping into the wrestling ring just yet. TNA president Dixie Carter told TMZ that Hogan is not going to be a wrestler, but rather an executive whose duty it will be to develop female wrestling talent.
Hogan will help the TNA Knockouts develop their characters, assist with backstage promotions and consult with them on entrance music choices, reported TMZ. She will be an on-screen authority figure.
Brooke is such a great talent who's really sharp and will make a great addition to the TNA family, Carter said.
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Brooke is just as thrilled as Carter.
Wrestling surely seems like a natural fit for Brooke, whose father, Hulk Hogan, was an American professional wrestler since 1977. In 2005, he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. Hulk Hogan is also signed to TNA.
The Hogan family starred in their own VH1 reality show, Hogan Knows Best, which premiered in 2005. They gained mainstream fame and began developing their own careers. But reality TV and fame took its toll. Hulk's marriage to Linda Hogan crumbled. Their son, Nick, was involved in a serious car accident in 2007 that left his passenger permanently injured. Nick was later jailed.
When Hogan Knows Best was cancelled, Brooke Hogan got her own spin-off series Brooke Knows Best. The show followed her and her two roommates while they navigated life from a penthouse in South Beach. Brooke's singing career was a focal point of this show, which Brooke first developed with her 2004 single Everything to Me. This song was a hit and Brooke hoped to succeed in the music industry.
After that, Hogan's singing career floundered. Her song Falling puttered out on the iTunes charts in 2009. In November 2011, Hogan told her Twitter fans that she had been writing country music for other artists and was preparing to release her third album in Spring 2012.
Now, Brooke Hogan must balance her music career and her wrestling career.
On May 17, she tweeted: Excellent day in the studio. Wrote two songs. So very blessed to be a part of impact wrestling. Fun times ahead!!