Now that the world is focused on sexual harassment running rampant throughout the entertainment industry, it may be the perfect time for a man driven out of the pro wrestling business for making racist remarks to slip back in under the radar. That, it seems, it what WWE is thinking, if recent rumors making the rounds on dirt sheets like The Sun are true. According to the rumors, Hulk Hogan is in talks with WWE to make a return at the 25th anniversary episode of WWE Monday Night Raw in January.
The Hulkster was ejected from the company in 2015 after a racist tirade secretly recorded during a cuckold sex session with the wife of radio host Bubba the Love Sponge and leaked as part of the Peter Thiel funded trial that eventually brought down Gawker.
In the wake of the incident, Hogan’s presence was basically scrubbed from WWE history, a punishment reserved for the most serious offenders like Chris Benoit, who murdered his wife and child while on a concussion-fueled meltdown. But it was only a matter of time before Hogan, one of the most popular wrestlers of all time, managed to make his way back to the company.
Will nostalgia trump a sense of social justice, and will the WWE Universe welcome Hogan with open arms if he returns? There’s one surefire way to make sure that happens: Hogan will have to defeat top WWE heel Roman Reigns in a match. Dammit, Hulkster, this was the plan all along, wasn’t it?! He really is a master of backstage politics.