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From the NJPW Rumor Mill: Dave Meltzer sheds light on Hulk Hogan joining the Bullet Club

Riju Dasgupta
2.82K   //    12 Feb 2018, 17:57 IST

Will Hulk Hogan go black and white again?
Will Hulk Hogan go black and white again?

What's the story?

Hulk Hogan once shocked the world when he gave up the red and yellow for the black and white of the nWo, during the Monday Night Wars. We recently carried a report about strong rumours that he almost joined the Bullet Club.

Dave Meltzer from Wrestling Observer recently informed us about the latest update in this massive news story and it was relayed by At this point in time, Hogan joining the Bullet Club does not seem likely.

In case you didn't know...

The Bullet Club has adopted many aspects of the nWo. Hulk Hogan has, in the past, even expressed his desire to work with the NJPW faction.

Of course, as it stands, Hulk Hogan is estranged from WWE at this moment. This is the result of a bunch of racist comments that he had made, in a private video.

To the shock and dismay of many long-time WWE fans, he wasn't invited to RAW 25.

The heart of the matter

Here's the gist of this story. According to Meltzer, there were two aspects that prevented this deal from being carried out.

The first was the price that Hogan demanded. This is what Meltzer had to say about the same:

There have been talks and the gist of it is that it’s not cost-effective because I think he wants more money than he’s worth at this stage of the game.

The second detriment that worked against Hogan, was the fact that he was far too loyal to Vince McMahon. If he ever received the call to go back, he would, in a heartbeat.

Because of the factors outlined, it is unlikely that Hogan will be joining the Bullet Club.

What's next?

Hulk Hogan still loves the wrestling business. It remains to be seen if he will reconcile with WWE in the future. Alternatively, will he find employment in another wrestling promotion someday?

Author's take

The Bullet Club needs star power with the loss of Kenny Omega. Hulk Hogan would have been the perfect fit, to enhance the mix.

Maybe the two parties can reach some sort of financial compromise in the near future?

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Riju Dasgupta
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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