If this news turns out to be true, this would be one of the biggest fairytale comebacks in the history of modern professional wrestling. One of the biggest stars who was banished for an old tape that was released where he was on a rant and went on to say the ‘N’ word, finally comes back to the company that made him one of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling. Yes, you’ve got it right. It’s Hulk Hogan.
In a recent interview with TMZ, the Hulkster’s daughter, Brooke Hogan when asked about whether her dad would ever make a return to the company, said that all she knows right now is that she knows that people have been contacting Hulk for a WrestleMania return. WrestleMania 33 takes place from Orlando, Florida and having Hogan who is from Tampa, would make absolute business sense and the crowds would just love it.
Hulk was ‘banished’ from the WWE in 2015, when Gawker released tapes of Hogan ranting on Brooke’s boyfriend at that time. The guy happened to be black and Hogan did the unthinkable by saying the N-word. Although the tape was from way back in 2005, WWE swiftly distanced itself from Hogan and till mid of 2016, there was no mention of Hogan on air or any other WWE segments. Things started to change, after Hogan was slowly being added to the video packages from which he was removed. Triple H in an interview after the incident that he hoped that Hulk Hogan would make a comeback for WrestleMania 33.
Former WCW and WWE RAW general manager, Eric Bischoff claimed in a recent interview that he was confident that the Hulkster would come back to the WWE.
While it is unclear whether the news is true, it is for sure that the WWE would not risk having Hogan involved in any sort of physical activity, as he is on the other side of age, added to his nagging back problems. We cannot help but be excited for the news!