TMZ Sports caught up with former World Heavyweight Champion Mark Henry for his thoughts on Hulk Hogan’s return to WWE. As previously noted, WWE announced that Hogan has been reinstated but he has not yet signed a new deal.
“I think that [Hogan’s return is] good in a lot of ways because there’s always a learnable moment. It teaches forgiveness,” Henry said. “It teaches that we can step up from adversity. It shows that in a time where there is so much racial divide with government and different social groups that there are some people who have an affinity and care and wanna redeem themselves. I hope that he can do that.”
Henry said that he feels that Hogan is genuine and he wants to clear his name. “He is trying his best to clear that up. Some people will say well, he’s missing those big checks and he wants to rectify that situation. That’s always a big factor and we want to keep our buying power up but I don’t think that’s the case with him. If he did some appearances where he helped raise money to go to some of these organizations that need help in the inner cities and urban sectors then I think that people will be less likely to think that it’s all a ploy for him to make more money.”
Henry said that some African-American wrestlers are fine with Hogan being back with WWE but others don’t feel that way. He said, “It’s 50/50. I talked to guys that were like ‘the hell with him.’ I had guys that were like ‘you know what man if he is willing to make a change and try to help out and go and speak up and be a part of the answer rather than a part of the problem then it’s all good.'”
Listen to Henry’s comments below: