In an interview with Radio Yorkshire (promoting his one man show appearance at Sheffield Arena) Hulk Hogan was asked about his heel turn at Bash At The Beach 1996 and whether he knew about it. The Hulkster had this to say on the matter:
"Well, I was thinking I knew I was going to piss everybody off. I knew it. I didn’t know if it was going to work as good as it did. I knew I was going to get heat for flipping everybody off, but when the crowd started throwing stuff into the ring, when Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and I were standing there with Mean Gene. When they started throwing bottles and paper and everything into the ring, I knew it worked then."
Does Hogan think John Cena should turn heel?
"Yeah, I mean, God, I hate to keep saying it, 'Never say never.' With Vince McMahon's machine and the WWE and the writers and John Cena’s talent. If he were to turn heel and WWE let him go, let John go and pull that edge out of John. Ooh boy, he’d be a good heel!"