Hulk Hogan has dropped his biggest hint yet that a sensational return to WWE could be on the cards.
Speaking to TMZ Sports alongside fellow wrestling icon Ric Flair, Hogan expressed his desire to return to the world of sports entertainment and right some of the previous wrongs.
“For me, I’d love to change that last story that was told with the Hulk Hogan career. I’d love to get back in the fold, get back on the inside and correct a lot of stuff,” he said.
WWE owner Vince McMahon severed all ties with the Hall of Famer after a video surfaced in 2015 in which Hogan was heard repeatedly using the n-word.
In the wake of the incident, any and all mentions of Hogan were removed from the WWE website and merchandise store.
The situation appears to have cooled somewhat in the years since, with reports suggesting that WWE’s stance had softened and bridges were being built.
Hogan appeared to confirm as much during his chat with TMZ Sports and even hinted that a return to the organisation was very much on the cards in the near future.
“We’re all on good terms. We’re all working towards the same goal. So hopefully, I’ll be able to be back with my wrestling family some day soon,” he said.
Hogan was keen to stress that any return would need to be “perfect timing for both sides” though he appeared wholly optimistic about his hopes of a return.
The presence and support of Flair, a WWE legend in his own right, may have strengthened Hogan’s case though the decision will ultimately rest with McMahon.
The WWE owner has made a habit of bringing former wrestling greats back into the fold as both a mark of respect and form of aftercare after a bruising career in the ring.
Given the continued popularity – not to mention marketability – of Hogan, the 2015 incident could soon be consigned to history.
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