As noted earlier, it looks like Hulk Hogan is much closer to a WWE return and he was almost booked for the Greatest Royal Rumble.
The story, first reported by TMZ Sports, has been picked up by several news outlets. In response to the story, WWE issued the following statement:
“WWE applauds the work Hulk Hogan is doing with Boys & Girls Clubs of America to turn what was a negative into a positive by helping young people learn from his mistake. While he has taken many steps in the right direction since we parted ways, Hogan is not currently under contract to WWE.”
One source in WWE told me that Hogan’s talk with Triple H went well last month at the Los Angeles premiere of the Andre The Giant HBO documentary and talks have remained positive since that time.
Several months ago, Hogan was in negotiations to do something with Bullet Club in Japan but the feeling was that he was asking for too much money and he would immediately jump to WWE if Vince McMahon called.
It wouldn’t surprise me if a deal with WWE is made by August, just in time for SummerSlam in New York City.