Hulk Hogan is set for surgery next week.
“I’m going in for another back surgery next Tuesday,” he said in an interview with Sports Illustrated. “They’re going to fuse six levels together, so we’ll see how I feel after that.”
The Hulkster walks around with a crutch whenever he’s away from the cameras because of his back issues. He has said in recent interviews that he hopes the back surgery will allow him to have one more match at WrestleMania.
Hogan says his plan is to get back in the gym and get back in shape so that Vince McMahon would consider allowing him to have the final match. Hogan has been lobbying for that final WrestleMania match for years because he doesn’t want to be remembered for having his last match in TNA.
It’s been almost 8 years since Hogan has wrestled. He teamed with James Storm and Sting to defeat Bobby Roode, Bully Ray and Kurt Angle during TNA’s UK tour in January 2012 for his final match. His final singles match was against Sting at Bound For Glory 2011.
Hogan will make his debut on tonight’s episode of “The Goldberg’s” on ABC.