It looks like a return to WWE for Hulk Hogan is now a case of when and not if following The Hulkster’s latest interview. SVN-TV Entertainment reporter Chris Van Vliet got the scoop from the banished WWE legend, who claimed that talks to see him back in a WWE ring once again are moving “quite quickly.”
“Things are moving in that direction quite quickly,” Hogan said. “It’s all about execution and timing and the right place and the right time but things are good.”
Hogan has been pretty vocal about a return to WWE in recent times, forcing the company to quash claims that he knew Triple H wanted him back. And it’s not just WWE who have been mentioned in the same sentence as The Hulkster – back in January he was even being lined up for a spot in the Bullet Club over in New Japan Pro Wrestling according to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
Hulk was banished from the WWE Universe back in 2015 after he was caught making racist comments on a leaked tape. His legend’s contract was terminated, and the company made sure there was no mention of his name whatsoever on Raw, SmackDown, or otherwise.
However, as time has moved on, this stance has become slackened. You’ll now see Hogan appear in many video packages during WWE’s weekly shows, while the commentary team mention his name on occasion.
I guess time will tell on this one…
You can watch the full interview, which also includes ‘Nature Boy’ Ric Flair, here.