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WWE News: WWE provides statement regarding Hulk Hogan's WWE status

Johny Payne
4.35K   //    05 May 2018, 01:10 IST

WWE issues a new statement on Hulk Hogan
WWE issued a new statement on Hulk Hogan

What’s the story?

As reported by TMZ, the WWE has provided a statement regarding Hulk Hogan’s status with the promotion.

Apparently, the WWE asserted that Hogan is not presently under contract with WWE. However, the promotion did note a few positive changes that Hogan has lately been making.

In case you didn’t know…

Hulk Hogan was fired from the WWE in 2015, owing to a few videos being leaked on the internet—videos in which he was seen hurling racist profanities.

As we’d previously reported, Hogan and WWE have been in talks for quite some time now, and the Saudi Arabian fans, the Royal Family in particular, had requested WWE to have Hogan perform on the show.

The heart of the matter

One ought to note that Hulk Hogan’s recent discussions with the WWE have been “positive”; and the belief is that WWE plans on bringing Hogan back in “the right way”—without potentially offending people who were affected by Hogan’s past racist rant.

Additionally, PWInsider has noted that Hogan was discussed in the WWE Creative pitches for WWE’s Greatest Royal Rumble event, with the primary theory behind the talk being that Hogan’s return to WWE in Saudi Arabia would come as a surprise to the WWE Universe.

Nevertheless, as the Greatest Royal Rumble PPV inched closer, the WWE is said to have discarded the idea of having Hogan make his WWE comeback at the aforementioned event.

Furthermore, TMZ revealed that WWE kept a close watch on Hogan’s speech during his induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Hall of Fame—particularly in order to gauge the response to his aforementioned speech. WWE has now issued the following statement regarding Hogan—

"WWE applauds the work Hulk Hogan is doing with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to turn what was a negative into a positive by helping young people learn from his mistake. While he has taken many steps in the right direction since we parted ways, Hogan is not currently under contract to WWE."

What’s next?

Fans can expect further details on Hulk Hogan’s possible return to WWE, to unravel in the days to come.

The vast majority of professional wrestling experts believe that Hogan is likely to return to the WWE sooner rather than later.

Author’s take

Hulk Hogan seems to be incredibly close to making his WWE comeback.

Hogan is an undeniable presence in the WWE Universe and the entire professional wrestling industry.

Perhaps him returning to WWE and helping others learn from his mistakes is the right way to go about with things from this point moving forward. 

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