This past week on the first Monday Night Raw of 2019, Hulk Hogan made a return to WWE television, but not in the circumstances he would have hoped for.
It was his first Raw appearance in nearly four years, but it was to commemorate the loss off a WWE legend - 'Mean' Gene Okerlund - who passed away last week aged 76.
Hogan paid a heartfelt tribute to Okerlund and received a positive response from the WWE Universe, and he's seemingly back in the good books of the company following his past controversies that saw him expelled from the Hall of Fame.
At one point of his career, Hogan was seen as the best in the world at his craft, back when the product was more character-based rather than the attention being on the athleticism and the moves.
People now say the same about Kenny Omega, the New Japan Pro Wrestling star who is being continuously linked to moving back to the WWE after a failed stint in developmental in 2005.
Hogan knows all about life in the Far East, going through a five-year spell in the 1980s in New Japan before returning to the States to work for Vince McMahon, and also briefly went back in 1993.
But he doesn't necessarily think Omega has to come to WWE to complete his legacy, much like AJ Styles did when he made the jump in 2016.
"It's tough to go your whole life without eating at McDonald's or riding in a Chevrolet," Hogan told Sports Illustrated, per WrestlingInc, making reference to the opinion that WWE is the 'big leagues' compared to New Japan.
"If you don't touch on the WWE, the story's not complete. But maybe Kenny could be the exception."
Hogan's got a point; Kenny is carving out a superb career for himself putting on five-star matches in Japan, but there's no feeling of stardom quite like being in the WWE, and he could become box office material should he jump ship.
If Dave Meltzer's whispers are true though from earlier on in the week and that Omega will be joining his buddies at All Elite Wrestling, we may never get to see the 'Cleaner' on Raw or SmackDown.
There's still hope though, and until something is made official, the chances of Omega coming to WWE are still alive and kicking.News Now - Sport News