As usual Hogan is distorting the truth heavily. He was asked to wrestle at the show. This is a fact. However in a midcard attraction vs Jericho. He asked for too much money and was told no. So he decided to have back surgery. Surgery that he knew 6 months ago he was going to have right after WM. It was in no way out of nowhere. He got pissed off because he couldn't get a big enough pay day so he took the surgey early.
Where did you hear this? I actually think Cena/Hogan was what they wanted. There actually was alot of talk a few months ago about Hogan/Cena, in fact I think in this thread there was a even a post that someone credited a report of a lineup being leaked that was completely accurate now looking back, sans Cena/Hogan, so there is a chance this was actually true. Ultimately, that explains why Cena was just kind of thrown into that Show/Edge stuff, too.
And reports earlier were that Jericho might be working against Austin, not Hogan.
Ultimately, if Hogan/Cena and Jericho/Austin would be on this card, we would have a very stacked lineup and undoubtably there would be no question that this would be a sizable buyrate from it.
I read it in English wrestling magazine Powerslam.