WWE are flying Hulk Hogan into New York for WrestleMania weekend

Hulk Hogan

WrestleMania is the showcase of the immortals when it comes to WWE, but the reliance of legends and part-time stars seems to be dwindling year-on-year.

Many will remember how WrestleMania 30 opened from the Superdome in New Orleans, as Hulk Hogan, The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin all convened in the ring.

It was an iconic moment between three of the greatest superstars in the business, but in a night where a new star was created in Daniel Bryan, it proved that going forward the company needed to focus on building these new characters and pushing them as big deals.

Only Triple H and The Undertaker made it to the card at last years 'Mania and they were slap-bang in the middle of it, not taking up the main event slots - instead the likes of Roman Reigns and AJ Styles were given preference to later matches.

Attending fans will still clamour for a legend or two to show up though, and they may get their wish with Hogan.

According to PW Insider, WWE are flying the Hulkster into New York for WrestleMania weekend, and it will be the first 'Mania he has the chance to appear at since the 2015 edition, where he interfered in the Triple H v Sting match with fellow NWO members Scott Hall and Kevin Nash.

As many are aware, WWE severed all ties with Hogan in July 2015 after he made racist comments on camera that were leaked.

Hulk Hogan has been welcomed back into the WWE fold, and he could even appear at WrestleMania

Almost three years later, bridges were built and Hogan was re-instated into the Hall of Fame, which is where he may be heading to once again this year, but he won't be getting a second ring.

Rumours are rife that he will be inducting his friend Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake into the esteemed class, although his place hasn't been confirmed as of yet but all signs point to his inclusion.

Hogan has made two televised appearances since he was welcomed back into the WWE fold - he appeared in-front of the Saudi Arabian fans at Crown Jewel back in November, and paid tribute to his late friend 'Mean' Gene Okerlund on an episode of Raw in January.

Aside from a potential appearance at the ceremony there's also a chance he will appear at Metlife Stadium on April 7 - nothing is set in stone at this point but it would be foolish to rule it out.

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