Could Hulk Hogan be back in the WWE ring for Wrestlemania 33?
According to Hogan’s daughter, Brooke, the wheels for the Hulkster’s return are already in motion. Brooke spoke with TMZ, and when asked about the potential for Hulk hitting the ropes one more time, she replied, “I’ll just say I know that people have been calling him for Wrestlemania.”
WWE did not immediately return TheWrap’s request for comment.
The company removed all mention of Hogan from their various websites and severed ties with him last year after it was reported that he used the N-word multiple times in the sex tape that was at the center of his $100 million lawsuit against Gawker. He used it in reference to a man his daughter Brooke was dating.
Hogan issued an apology shortly after his use of the slurs became public, stating the language he used was not reflective of who he is. “Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation,” he said. “It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it.”
Hogan is one of the most popular wrestlers in history, with “Hulkamania” ruling over WWE programming during the 1980’s and early 1990’s. He won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship six times during his career, and was the headliner of Wrestlemania I in a match with Mr. T against “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff.