WWE Hall Of Famer Mark Henry recently spoke with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson for Heavy.com to talk about Hulk Hogan. Henry made it clear that he is not giving Hogan a pass and there is still good work to do if he wants more people to forgive him for comments that were caught on tape over a decade ago. The comments did not become public until they were published by the National Enquirer in 2015.
“I wasn’t going to roll out the red carpet and start going to have dinner with him if he wasn’t willing to do all the s**t that I said he needed to do,” Henry said.
Henry says he’s told Hogan that he should go and speak at black universities and allow the law students to grill him with questions and then Hogan can own what he said and apologize.
Henry said that Hogan should make a genuine apology. He said, “Not because you got caught, but apologize because you honestly feel remorse. He said that he found God and he touched my heart when he said that, because I know what God will do, so if God touched him, God will also say speak up, and when you reveal your past, you can go on in the future and I still don’t think he’s still completely revealed it.”
Hogan was reinstated into the WWE Hall Of Fame in July on the same day as the Extreme Rules pay-per-view in Pittsburgh. A few hours before WWE went live on the air, Hogan spoke with the locker room about the racist comments that leaked in 2015.
As previously reported, some wrestlers forgave him while others expressed that Hogan was only sorry about getting caught and it came across to them as if Hogan was not genuinely sorry about what he said on the infamous tape.
Hogan made his official return to WWE TV last Friday at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view. It was somewhat of a low key return because he wasn’t advertised and his role was to be the host of the event. Hogan appeared at the beginning of the show and was never shown again in the broadcast.
The belief is that Hogan is officially back with the company but there is no word on what role he will have. He was a company ambassador before he was released in 2015.