As noted earlier, Hulk Hogan met with the WWE locker room in Pittsburgh, PA before Extreme Rules. According to PWInsider, he made a formal apology to the locker room for the leaked comments that surfaced in 2015 that included him using the N-word from a conversation that took place over a decade ago.
Hogan reportedly told the locker room that he wanted to apologize for hurting others and embarrassing the company. He also told the locker room that they should think about what they say because these days, cameras are everywhere and anything you say, even in private, can be recorded without your knowledge.
At the end of his speech, Hogan was given a big positive reaction from the wrestlers and many of them gave him hugs and shook his hand. Hogan was said to be very emotional.
All of this falls in line with what he has told the media where he said that he wanted to turn the leaked comments into something that he can use to help teach people so they don’t make the same mistakes as he did. Mark Henry said a few months ago that he would welcome Hogan back into the fold as long as he apologized to the locker room. That is what Hogan did today. Hogan also met with WWE officials and the assumption is that he is officially back with the company.
At this point, there is no word if Hogan will be appearing on WWE television this week but SummerSlam is a few weeks away and it would not surprise me if he was announced for that show, perhaps in some sort of ambassador or guest host role.