After years of banishment due to leaked racist comments, Hulk Hogan has officially returned to the WWE. As part of the effort, the company reinstated Hogan to the WWE Hall of Fame. Hogan also flew up to Pittsburgh to address the WWE locker room before Extrem Rules. PWInsider has details on how Hogan’s meeting went.
Hogan spent a long time apologizing for what he said and for hurting others and embarrassing the company with his comments….We are told the talents gave Hogan a big reaction at the end and a number of them were shaking his hand and hugging him at the end of the meeting with Hogan getting very emotional.
The meeting was also recorded.
The Hogan meeting with talent backstage was filmed for an upcoming WWE Network special. #ExtremeRules
— Bryan Alvarez (@bryanalvarez) July 15, 2018
It doesn’t seem like all of the locker room was excited about Hogan’s return, Reddit user “birdo_is_canon” noticed Titus O’Neill subtly expressing his disappointment.
I don’t blame Titus. I’m uncomfortable with Hogan’s return. The spotlight on racism has never been higher. Titus has every right to feel that Hogan should be permanently banished. A simple apology is not enough to undo the damage he did, however.
Hogan also acknowledged the meeting on social media.
Just met with the @WWE Superstars and on all levels the volume of love and support was overwhelming. I’ve been praying for this day and I finally feel like I made it back home. Only Love 4 the #WWEUNIVERSE brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 15, 2018
According to Sean Sapp and others, Hogan has officially re-signed with WWE. The details are not known. It may just be a “legends” contract allowing Hogan to serve as an ambassador.
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