Posted by TNA Wrestling News Staff on Mar 2, 2014
Hulk Hogan Reveals How His WWE Return Happened

Hulk Hogan Reveals How His WWE Return Happened

In an interview with, Hulk Hogan revealed how his return to WWE happened. Here are highlights:

On his WWE return: “Over the last couple years, there’ll be texts between Vince and I. ‘Happy birthday brother!’ on August 24th, his birthday. Christmas, Thanksgiving. We’ll touch base like that. And then I guess the word got out that I was jobless. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was thinking of going back to playing music or something. On a Tuesday, I was officially out of work. And Friday morning I was drinking my coffee and I hear my cell phone. And it was Triple H. ‘Hey brother, just checking on you.’ I’m like, ‘Hey, dude, I’m just contemplating my navel here. I’m officially out of work, I’m unemployed.’ And that started us talking. In my heart, I was hoping to come back here. I was hoping to put the period on the end of the sentence and it was the logical extension. It just made so much sense to come back.”

On his return to RAW after seven years: “Oh yeah, there were nerves. Even the night before, I couldn’t sleep. I was tossing and turning. I’m thinking, “How are these fans going to welcome me back?” But when I came out right at the top of the show and they saw me, it was almost like I had walked behind a 747 jet. The only way I can explain it to you is it was this energy and it was so loud it was like, “Woah!” It made me take a step back for a minute. I was like ‘Okay. Yeah, this works.'”

On if he’s disappointed to not be wrestling at Wrestlemania XXX: “Now listen, brother, now you’re trying to bring the ego out. [laughs] I try to keep the ego dormant. At this point, coming back here and being the host of WrestleMania is a huge honor. Would I love to have a WrestleMania moment and walk down to the ring because one of the good guys were in trouble with somebody like Triple H and I “hulk up” and throw a punch and help the good guys win? Would I love to do that? Yes sir. But it’s to the point now where I feel really good physically — and this isn’t a woe-is-me statement, it’s just a fact — after two knee replacements and two hip replacements and nine back surgeries, I’m not going to go jumping off the top rope and drop the leg. You’ll never see that happen. But I’m really happy with being the host. It’s like a monstrous shot of adrenaline.”

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4 Responses to “Hulk Hogan Reveals How His WWE Return Happened”

  1. Get_Carter says:

    Could this article be any more pro-WWE? A WWE wrestler, an article copied from the actual WWE site? I understand that Hogan is an ex-TNA "superstar" but if we want to read about him I can go to the WWE's site or any of the other dozen wrestling sites out there. I swear that if TNA ever shuts down, this site will stay alive posting non-TNA related items.

    • Mr. Excitement says:

      You claim if you wanted to read Hogan news you'd visit another site.

      So why did you click on this Hogan link?

      If this article is from the WWE website of course it'll be pro WWE. Hogan is employed by the big empire now. You expect him not to talk positively about them?

      You do realize if this site didn't post anything on former TNA staff/wrestlers they'll have hardly anything to report on resulting in much less return visits?

  2. hangers says:

    He'll probably lose the money on some stupid investment or divorce or something… But I'm glad he's there and not here..

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