Kofi Kingston shares the New Day's statement on Hulk Hogan's WWE return

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As expected, Hulk Hogan's return to the WWE's Hall of Fame has been the hot topic of debate all weekend.

With the rumours starting on Saturday as he was spotted flying into Cleveland, his backstage role overshadowed what was going on during the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.


It was never going to sit well with every single WWE superstar, official or even the fans.

There have been plenty of reports emerging regarding what happened during the backstage meeting, with Vince McMahon calling the entire roster to Extreme Rules so Hogan could apologise.

Since then, Mark Henry has claimed the roster is currently split 50/50 after - what he believes - was a genuine apology from The Hulkster.

Unsurprisingly, Hogan was reinstated to the company's Hall of Fame following his exit in 2015, with the WWE citing his volunteer work and public apologies as reasons he was brought back.

Now, Kofi Kingston has revealed the New Day's thoughts on the matter by breaking their silence and posting a statement on Kofi's Twitter account.

As you'll be able to see below, the New Day claims they feel 'indifferent' about Hogan's return and that the decision will not affect them.


They wrote: "To the WWE Universe and whoever else it may concern:

"This will be the only statement we will make regarding Hogan’s reinstatement into WWE’s Hall of Fame. We do not wish to spend the energy debating the point, because between our kids, our external ventures, and this job, our energy is spread thin enough already, lol.

"We are only writing this simply to provide an answer to the many who have bombarded us with questions on where we stand on the issue.

"We preface this statement by emphasising that this is our own opinion and may not necessarily reflect the opinion of anyone else affected.

"How do we feel? Indifferent. We are not happy, or sad, angry or resentful. Who WWE puts into the HOF is totally and completely up to the company and from a career standpoint, there is no argument on whether or not Hogan should have his place. We have no problem with his re-induction in the slightest degree. It is impossible to even begin to mention the history and evolution of the business without mentioning his name and accolades.

"On a personal level, when someone makes racist and hateful comments about any race or group of people, especially to the degree that Hogan made about our people, we find it difficult to simply forget, regardless of how long ago it was, or the situation in which those comments were made.


"But we also do not respond with more feelings of hate. Instead, we just do not associate with the people who convey or have conveyed this negative and hurtful mindset. This instance will be no different. Perhaps if we see him make a genuine effort to change, then maybe our opinion will change with him. Time will tell.

"Through the course of our lives, people have used racist comments towards us and it doesn’t feel good. But if we stopped moving forward every time we were met with prejudicial hatred, then we would have never achieved our current accomplishments.


"We know we are worth it, we know our kids are worth it, and most importantly, we know that people that look like us are worth it and always have been. There isn’t a person on this planet who will be ever be able to say anything to make us think otherwise because we believe in ourselves as a people and don’t need anyone's approval on that, regardless of who they are.

"Having said that, his reinstatement won’t change anything for us. It will have zero effect on our ability to perform or the level of effort we will put into doing what we love to do, and that is: To deliver an entertaining product each week for our fan base."

As expected, fans have shown respect to New Day for their thoughts on the matter, and for actually releasing a statement.

What do you make of the statement the New Day has released regarding Hulk Hogan's WWE return? Have YOUR say in the comments section below.


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