WWE News: Hulk Hogan praises Vince McMahon for the Kevin Owens angle
What's the story?
Vince McMahon made his return to SmackDown Live after nearly a four-year absence from the program in order to confront Kevin Owens.
However, Vince wasn't going to back down from KO. McMahon booked a Hell In A Cell Match between Shane and Kevin, but what happened next left Vince McMahon a bloody mess in the ring. Hulk Hogan has seen a lot in pro wrestling and just had to comment on it.
In case you didn't know...
Hulk Hogan was the face of pro wrestling for most of the 1980's and 1990's. He still carries on as one of the most recognizable faces in the industry even though WWE doesn't really acknowledge him anymore due to a public relations disaster during Hogan's lawsuit with Gawker when audio was released of The Hulkster using some inexcusable racial slurs.
Even though he isn't associated with WWE, Hulk Hogan still apparently watches the product. He saw the Vince McMahon and Kevin Owens angle at the conclusion of SmackDown Live this week and seemed pretty impressed.
But where some people saw a despicable display from KO, Hulk Hogan saw nothing but money.
The heart of the matter
Nobody expected Kevin Owens to lay into Vince McMahon like he did on SmackDown LIve. But his vicious headbutt laid the Chairman Of The Board out. If the headbutt which left Vince bloody didn't do the trick, his continued assault certainly did.
Hulk Hogan saw the spectacle and loved it. He praised Vince McMahon for teaching his "new crew" how to get somebody over. Now it's all up to Shane McMahon to put the icing on the cake at Hell In A Cell and make sure Kevin Owens' name is money forever.
The 2017 Hell In A Cell pay-per-view just got a whole lot more serious. By performing this kind of a stunt, KO has made an enemy out of the entire McMahon family. There may be no coming back from this one, but the only way to go from here for KO is up.
Kevin Owens has had a lot of practice smashing his head against other people's skulls and it showed in this spot. Vince McMahon obviously has a lot of trust for Kevin as well to let him do this kind of risky move on him too.
Getting that kind of encouraging nod from The Hulkster is never a bad thing. Hopefully, this might help build the bridge which could eventually bring Hogan back to WWE. But in the meantime, he's enjoying the show from home, brother.
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