Hulk Hogan has effectively been banished from the WWE ever since a video was released that showed him making several racial slurs in what he thought was a private rant.
The WWE understandably thought they had to cut ties with, arguably, their biggest ever draw.
However, rumours have begun circulating that the company is testing the waters with regards to a return for Hulkamania and have been doing so through using his voice on the WWE Network.
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In an update from that original report, it appears as though the WWE have put a wishful timeframe on Hulk's return.
NODQ.com are reporting that if The Hulkster was to return to the company, it would be sometime around WrestleMania 33 season or at the event itself.
The main concern if he did return would be with how sponsorship or the African Community would react to the news.
After steering the company in a PG direction, Vince McMahon is said to be afraid of losing vital money from sponsors and alienating a large part of their demographic.
Right now, the company believes it’s not worth the risk. However, as time goes on, the belief that time heals all wounds leaves the door open for Hogan. The question is, will next April have been enough time?
In truth, the video was and is very damaging for Hogan. There's no getting around it.
The 63-year-old has appeared sincere in his apologies and efforts to repent for his actions ever since the footage emerged, but whether that will be enough or not, only time will tell.