In the last few months, there has been a growing sense that Hulk Hogan could be back with the WWE. There have been several hints that may be the case in the near future. In light of that, JBL addressed the rumors in a recent episode of WWE Network’s Bring It To The Table.
“I think we will [see Hogan back with WWE] and his comments were past inappropriate. I think they were detestable and I abhor what he said and I condemn what he said. I run a program founded years ago in Bermuda with at-risk kids and I took those kids to NXT and watched Tough Enough. Hogan had a terrible back at the time and he got up, but he brought all those kids up on stage. [It] absolutely made a life moment for those kids. That’s what you hear so much about Hogan. What happened on this tape, I think, it was horrible. I think it was, I can’t say if it was a one-off or not, but he was punished. He was punished and he was punished severely. He’s going to be hounded about that tape the rest of his life and I think that’s enough. I think he’s an icon and I think he’s welcome back. I would like to see him back at the WWE.”
Hogan had been put aside by the WWE after his racist comments made public airways and his sex tape trial. It has been over a year since those incidents occurred given it enough time and space away from it. Since then, the WWE has put forth subtle hints at possibly bringing him back at some point.
The strong belief at this moment is that he would be involved in some capacity at WrestleMania 33. There were reports that he was filming material for the WWE a couple of months ago. That said, all signs are point to the Hulkster coming back soon.