Hulk Hogan spoke with ESPN for a new interview to promote tonight’s episode of Raw Legends Night on the USA Network.
During the interview, he discussed the way he is received by the WWE locker room.
Of course, some people have forgiven the legendary pro wrestler and some have not due to the racial slurs that he made during a sex tape that was leaked several years ago. He went on hiatus from WWE for a few years before being brought back in January 2019.
“It’s a mixed bag. Some people I get a really warm reception from. Some of the younger guys are really cold to me, like I’m coming to steal the main event. And I’m like, ‘I can’t do this anymore, guys! I’m not a threat!’ Going back with all the legends will be a lot of fun. When I’ve gone back before by myself, there have been certain wrestlers, like Edge and Seth Rollins, that have told me to my face that the only reason they got into this business was because of me. The newer kids … I don’t think they know who I am all the way?”
He noted that the wake-up call that really got him was Steve Austin as they’ve become good friends. He noted that this friendship caught him off guard as one day, Austin called him up and they started talking about cars. Hogan mentioned that Austin told him that he didn’t realize everything that he’s done throughout his life.
“When Stone Cold didn’t realize that I did “The Love Boat” and Johnny Carson, then I understood why the young people didn’t know.”
Hogan also talked about appearing on Raw, The Undertaker’s retirement, and more. Check out the full interview here.