There have been rumors of Hulk Hogan returning to WWE for WrestleMania 33. Hogan’s name had been removed from WWE programming last July after transcripts leaked by The National Enquirer alleged that Hogan had used racial slurs during the sex tape. Now, that his lawsuit with Gawker is over and time has passed, it would make sense for WWE to bring back Hogan for WrestleMania next year as the event is being held in Orlando, Florida, which is near where Hogan lives.
Hogan recently appeared former WCW President Eric Bischoff’s podcast, Bischoff on Wrestling, and during the podcast, Hogan commented on a potential return to WWE. We noted earlier on the site that Hogan’s daughter, Brooke Hogan, recently told TMZ that he may be returning to WWE at WrestleMania.
“I haven’t talked to anybody about WrestleMania. I just need to put that to rest.” Hogan said. Hogan stated that he asked her why she said that he might be returning to WWE and she told him that she is just “starting it up” so he said thanks to her. Hogan added that it was all in fun and that is was no harm, no foul.
Hogan could have been downplaying his return to WWE so that it can be a surprise. Time will tell if Hogan makes a return to WWE.