Hulk Hogan appeared on WIP Radio on Saturday morning in Philadelphia. Following Hogan’s appearance, host Howard Eskin said something interesting that he could have only known if he was told off the air.
Eskin said that Hogan’s deal with WWE is close to being signed and his return is imminent.
As previously noted, WWE’s carefully crafted statement after a recent TMZ story on Hogan reads as follows: “WWE applauds the work Hulk Hogan is doing with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to turn what was a negative into a positive by helping young people learn from his mistake. While he has taken many steps in the right direction since we parted ways, Hogan is not currently under contract to WWE.”
The key phrase there is that Hogan is “not currently under contract.” That is accurate but they never deny that talks are ongoing to bring him back. For whatever it’s worth, there are people in WWE that believe that Hogan will be back before SummerSlam, if not much sooner. The Saudi Arabian government’s request for WWE to get Hogan at the Greatest Royal Rumble probably helped his case. He wasn’t booked for that show but WWE will be returning to Saudi Arabia in November.