WWE release a statement on their relationship with Hulk Hogan

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Recent rumors have suggested that Hulk Hogan could be making a return to the WWE after almost three years away from the company. In reaction to this, WWE has released a statement clarifying their current stance with The Hulkster.

Reports over the past week stated that Hogan and WWE were in talks over a possible return to the company of the wrestling legend. He hasn't worked for the WWE since he was fired by the company in July 2015 after a controversial sex tape was released showing him making racial slurs.

The Hulkster also appeared at Thursday's premiere for HBO Sports' Andre the Giant documentary, which WWE helped with. This was his first appearance at a WWE-related event since his firing almost three years ago, and several other WWE superstars, such as Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, were there.

However, to add clarity to their stance with Hogan after recent events, WWE released a statement about their relationship with Hogan via PWInsider. They said the following in their statement:

"Hulk Hogan is an important part of Andre the Giant's history, however his appearance at tonight's HBO premiere of the documentary and his plans to help others learn from his mistakes does not mean WWE is rehiring him. Hogan is not scheduled to be at any upcoming WWE events."

Recent rumors have suggested that Hogan could be making a WWE comeback at WrestleMania 34 next weekend in New Orleans, and he could also soon be replacing Daniel Bryan at the SmackDown Live general manager, but this statement appears to dismiss both of those things from happening.

If The Hulkster was to make a WrestleMania appearance, it would be his first WrestleMania since WrestleMania 31 when he teamed with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash as the nWo to be in Sting's corner in his match against Triple H, who himself had D-Generation X members of Billy Gunn, X-Pac, Road Dogg, and Shawn Michaels in his corner.

Hogan will likely return to WWE at some point in the future, but it has to be at a time when many WWE fans, superstars, sponsors, and officials alike will be happy. That time, however, will not be at WrestleMania 34 next weekend.

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