Friday, February 21, 2014

Finally Hulk Hogan has come back

to the WWF (well the WWE anyway).

Hulkamania is running wild again in the WWE.

Hulk Hogan, perhaps the biggest star in the company's 50-year history, is set to bring the red-and-yellow back to the sports entertainment behemoth and will host the April 6 WrestleMania in New Orleans.

Hogan returns to the WWE after a six-year absence and will be on Monday's ''Raw'' on the USA Network. Hogan will also bring the muscle for the WWE's launch of its own network: He will appear on ''WWE Raw Backstage Pass,'' airing live on WWE Network at 11:05 p.m. on Monday night.

''I definitely want to stay here in the WWE,'' Hogan told The Associated Press on Friday. ''I just can't see myself ever being anywhere else. This is home. It always has been home. In the twilight of my career, what a great way to be part of the final hurrah for Hulk Hogan and all the Hulkamaniacs.''

The 60-year-old Hogan's return is perfectly timed for both the 30th WrestleMania and the new network, which debuts Monday as a streaming service for $9.99 per month with a six-month commitment and will include all 12 pay-per-view events.

Hogan last appeared on WWE's flagship show ''Raw'' in December 2007.

Hogan was the main draw for the first WrestleMania in 1985 and was a fixture for years in WWE's signature event, facing everyone from Andre The Giant and Randy Savage to The Rock and, yes, company chairman Vince McMahon. He's in shape and could be ready to mix it up, if needed, at the Superdome.

But no WrestleMania match is scheduled.

''Right now, it's not in the plans,'' Hogan said. ''But like they say in the WWE, never say never.''

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