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    Posted: 09/November/2016 at 12:59
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Why do so many people seemingly question the logic of WWE in perhaps bringing Hulk Hogan back for a WM33 Orlando appearance? Seems like good marketing mto me and something I that I'd concur with without any reservations. Hogan's an icon, the Babe Ruth of his era, and would appeal to many fans who will engage the April 2, 2017 event. I think that it would be fun for many fans to see the red and yellow front and center at Wrestlemania because after all he did have a significant hand in helping build the brand that changed the business. 

WWE is not unlike any other entity in that they need to gather all the star power that they can muster for their annual, extravaganza whether said attractions wrestle or they don't.



I don't see it being good marketing. Bringing back an old man who can't wrestle and is seen by many as a racist who's in a porn video. Move with the times and remember you're a PG company.

Because his star has fallen so much and he's been given such a massive court payout, maybe E see it as a chance to pick him up for publicity for cheaper than ever.

The pops from live crowds haven't been that big for him for a long time.
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Based on WWE celebrating the Ultimate Warrior, who said and did much worse things, Hogan absolutely should be back in WWE in some capacity, whether it be ambassador or as mentioned, stuff at the Performance Center.

I also don't think Hogan should get physical. However, if someone were to have nuclear heat backstage or had heat and were set to be on their way out of the company, I would be okay with them being involved in a segment where they take a couple of punches and then a clothesline over the top from Hogan.
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Quote WWE Legend Hulk Hogan’s WWE return has depended on the company being reasonably sure that bringing him back won’t cause a big backlash due to his racist comments debacle from 2016. It’s possible that WWE hires him in an Ambassador role.

Hogan told Dan Gelston of the Associated Press that he would like to return to WWE.

“I don’t know if they want me back,” Hogan said. “I think the fans want me back. I think that I’m part of that company from the ground up. Triple H I know is a huge fan of the guys that gave their blood, sweat and tears and their personal life to make this happen. I know Triple H would love to see me back on the inside again.”

WWE issued the following statement on Hogan’s status with the company: “At this time, WWE remains committed to its decision.”

So the company that a few times a year talks up Martin Luther King have chickened out of making a proper statement.
 
They should have mentioned no way back and that they don't condone racism.
 
Wouldn't be a total shock if he was to turn up monday night......
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Quote WWE Legend Hulk Hogan’s WWE return has depended on the company being reasonably sure that bringing him back won’t cause a big backlash due to his racist comments debacle from 2016. It’s possible that WWE hires him in an Ambassador role.

Hogan told Dan Gelston of the Associated Press that he would like to return to WWE.

“I don’t know if they want me back,” Hogan said. “I think the fans want me back. I think that I’m part of that company from the ground up. Triple H I know is a huge fan of the guys that gave their blood, sweat and tears and their personal life to make this happen. I know Triple H would love to see me back on the inside again.”

WWE issued the following statement on Hogan’s status with the company: “At this time, WWE remains committed to its decision.”

So the company that a few times a year talks up Martin Luther King have chickened out of making a proper statement.
 
They should have mentioned no way back and that they don't condone racism.
 
Wouldn't be a total shock if he was to turn up monday night......

Racism is a bad thing; and I am not defending Hogan's comments. But I do have a gigantic issue with the way things went down in 2015, especially how a conversation that Hogan believed to be private was leaked without his knowledge or consent and was used against him. Not to mention the comments actually took place eight or none years prior to the time the tape was leaked. 

In any case I don't believe that somebody's private comments, good or bad, should determine somebody's employment. But it seems the the thing to do in this overly political correct world for a business to let go of someone for stuff they do in their private life; and the WWE had to cover their ass.  

This is one of those free speech issues where I support someone's right to free speech yet also realize that WWE's act of firing Hogan is a business exercising their own right to free speech. 

That being said, I think that either way Hogan has more than paid for his comments and I would love to see him back home in World Wrestling Entertainment, especially as he's offered an apology. I mean he's Hulk Hogan. He was the WWF for a nine year period. 

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Racism is a bad thing; and I am not defending Hogan's comments. But I do have a gigantic issue with the way things went down in 2015, especially how a conversation that Hogan believed to be private
 
That for me makes it even less likely I would bring him back, because that's when he's being the true Hogan as he's not to his knowledge being taped for the world to see.
 
Quote WWE legend Hulk Hogan and two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair spoke with TMZ Sports ahead of their Q&A on Saturday evening at The Hard Rock Cafe in Tampa, Florida.

During the interview, "The Hulkster" again spoke about his desire to return to WWE.

"A lot of the wrestlers I stay in contact with, I have a lot of friends up there [in WWE]," Hogan said. "A lot of people in the office, they all know who I am. 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."

Hogan continued, "It has to be the perfect timing for both sides. We're all on good terms, we're all working towards the same goal. Hopefully, I'll be able to be back with my wrestling family some day soon."

He doesn't need to keep coming across so desperate to return, when he's hundreds of millions in the bank.
 
If they were to think of bringing him back, you would think they would ask guys like New Day, Booker T etc if they would be comfortable with it.
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So Hogan is back on good terms with the WWE. Was there ever any doubt ? I mean you gotta do something like Benoit to really be vanquished from the WWE. I was surprised to learn he was out of the HOF in WWE, I thought is was another organization. Oh well , never the less I’m sure he will be on TV in the future to all the Hulkamanics , brother .....
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So Hogan is back on good terms with the WWE. Was there ever any doubt ?
 
As long as you aren't a murderer such as Benoit, E will try and make money off your name.
 
Quote WWE Hall Of Famer Jerry "The King" Lawler recently spoke with the folks from The Roman Show while at the annual Florida Supercon event. Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On Hulk Hogan being reinstated into the WWE Hall Of Fame: "I am not shocked at all. I was shocked while he wasn't in the WWE Hall of Fame. I think the whole thing was blown out of proportion. I've known Hogan his entire career and for the claims of him being a racist, there was never not one ounce truth to that at all. Like I said, I've known the guy my whole life and he is a really good guy and I felt it was an overreaction. I think we go overboard being politically correct.

"I am happy he is back. I am hoping they (WWE) renew a working relationship. Let's face it, without a doubt he is the most popular WWE Superstar of all time. It's only right he should still be in the Hall of Fame and working in the WWE."

Can make your own jokes about a guy from the deep south sticking up for a racist. Lawler playing the stereotype well.
 
Hulk only ever lost to white guys in his rare career defeats, so he's probably been a racist decades and still is today, but is sorry he got caught out as it's cost him cash.
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Well Hogan is as much part of the WWE as Sting is / was WCW. I’m not taking up for Hogan by any means but just to play devils advocate. Is there anything any of us would say in private that we wouldn’t say out in public due to what would be said in a backlash or just some of our own feelings that may not by politically correct but we don’t go broadcast them. Didn’t he think he was talking privately and the conversation was made public ? I’m just saying before throwing stones at anyone , look in the mirror. None of us live at the foot of the cross. Again , this isn’t to take up for Hogan , I could care less either way , he doesn’t impact my life at all.
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The guy is synonymous with the WWF and the 1980s in general. No matter what WWE might try and do, like removing him from the website, they can never change the fact that they inducted him into the WWE hall of fame and that he owns a ring with his name on it.

I really am sick of over censorship these days. I've been listening to a lot of what Jerry Seinfeld has had to say on the topic lately and I completely agree. Politically correctness has ruined entertainment. You can't be funny, you can't ad lib around sensitive issues because you have to be nice. When did public life become Barney The purple fucking Dinosaur?

What WWE did was completely over the top stupid. Hogan did what? He said a naughty word while someone secretly taped him and then exposed that tape. That's no different a crime than releasing a sex tape. You're taking someone else's private life and using it to hurt them. Oh but Jennifer Lawrence is a victim and Hulk Hogan is a villian? Come on!
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Yeah Hogan used a bad word, he didn’t even really use it in a derogatory context, I didn’t see it as a big deal far too much was made out of some relatively harmless comments that someone had recorded.

As for the sex tape well again people make sex tapes daily it’s no big deal it’s just when you’re in the public eye you get treated like you’ve committed some vile disgusting unforgivable act when in actual fact it’s the most natural thing in the world and you’ve just filmed it like so many other people do for fun.
People should only be punished for such a thing when you get someone like Gemma Collins who is trying to pimp out her sex tape for big money. Anyone who has any desire to watch her video should be sectioned.

Hogan is still the biggest name in WWE history he’s synonymous with the company name and the casual fan, he needs to be part of WWE and I’m glad he’s back.
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