Hogan had creative control. If he'd wanted to put someone over, and I get his motivation for not wanting to, he would have. In this case, he very much did not.
The narrative is that he would not do a job for anyone, except you know, he did a job for that list of like 10 or 11 guys. Again, Eric Bischoff said the creative control wasn't a big deal. Once a guy like Hogan does a job for a guy like Kidman, it's not up to Hogan how Russo or any other promoter uses that guy going forward. If Russo books him foolishly, that's not Hogan or any other talent's fault.