Why WWE could bring back Hulk Hogan in 2016

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Even when WWE have got so many things wrong, there is one idea which the company always follows, with good reason to do so.

WWE's tendency to bring back big names from the past has often played a key part in viewing figures, as well as the overall popularity of a particular show or pay-per-view event.

For example, the upcoming WrestleMania 32 pay-per-view event has been a hot topic of late, but this year's location, in particular, has left many wondering which potential returns the WWE Universe could see.


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The Grandest Stage Of Them All this year will come from the AT&T Stadium in Texas, which just so happens to be the home state for many wrestling greats such as Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Undertaker.

Talk surrounding potential appearances being made from these three icons alone has been circulating as far back as WrestleMania 31, which all but proves both the company and the fans' approval of bringing back legendary names.

Controversial choice

Perhaps a lesser-mentioned return which could take place this year is that of professional wrestling idol; Hulk Hogan.

Hogan unquestionably had a hugely controversial year and one which will be seen as the worst of his career, following audio clips of him using racist terms being released.

WWE is known for being a company which puts up with very little controversy with regard to its talent, and a name even as big as Hulk Hogan, proved to be no exception to that.

Hogan was certainly punished imminently with regard to the business following his unacceptable behaviour, but many members of the WWE Universe now feel that he has served his time.

Time to return 

For those who feel a return at some point in 2016 would be too soon for the 62-year-old, and even Triple H was open to a Hogan return in the not-so-distant future.

Speaking about a potential comeback, The Game said: "For me, I hope so. It’s about reinvigorating his brand and him as a human being and the confidence within the world, as to who he is."

He added: "But the one thing about people in general is when somebody’s on top, they want to see them fall, and when they fall, they want to see them make that comeback."

The Executive Vice President of WWE is certainly making his views clear, and WWE too will surely not be ruling out the idea of a potential Hogan return at some point over the next 12 months either.

Hogan is undoubtedly one of the biggest names to have ever existed in professional wrestling though his racist language was entirely unacceptable, it appears that in Triple H's eyes, at least, fans of WWE will still want to see him bounce back from the incident which has marred Hogan's career.

As well as this, Hogan appears to have stayed out of the limelight throughout his downfall and has done little else wrong.

With this in mind, a scheduled return for him would also surely prove beneficial to WWE publicity-wise, as the incident in the first place attracted so much attention from the media.

Therefore, as it may not happen at the time many followers of WWE will have hoped for, the company must work a Hogan return into its programming at the right moment, so as not to prove detrimental to the business or to one of its greatest names. 

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