The biggest name in wrestling history, Hulk Hogan, will return to the WWE this Monday on RAW, according to sources in the U.S.
Hogan, who last appeared in the WWE in 2007, had been in negotiations with WWE since he left TNA in October of last year, with rumours that he was booked to face John Cena at Wrestlemania 30 in April.
However, the WWE disproved these rumours last night by confirming that Hogan will return this Monday and serve as the host of Wrestlemania, a role taken up by The Rock at Wrestlemania 27.
Six time WWE Champion Hogan main-evented Wrestlemania eight times in his illustrious career and so the WWE was desperate to have him involved in the huge 30th edition of Wrestlemania.
This Monday’s episode of RAW is set to be one of the biggest ever. Not only will the show feature all the fallout from the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view the previous night but will also feature appearances from The Undertaker and Brock Lesnar, while Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair are rumoured to also be making an appearances.
The show comes on the night that WWE launches the long anticipated WWE Network. The company hopes that RAW will draw a large audience so that more people will sign up to the network, which goes online after RAW goes off the air.
An early version of the script for RAW featured the show going off the air as Hogan started to make his way to the ring, with his return only being available to view on the WWE Network’s RAW post show.
Even 30 years after Hogan main evented the first edition of Wrestlemania, his name remains a big selling point. His return has been covered by many mainstream media companies and should make a huge RAW and huge Wrestlemania even bigger.
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