A new report indicates that WWE and Hulk Hogan, at the very least, are talking to one another.
PWInsider reported this afternoon that conversations are currently going underway between Hulk Hogan and WWE that may lead to him returning to the company, either as a brand ambassador or perhaps in an on-air role.
When asked for a comment about the story, WWE replied “We have had discussions with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) about how he can help others learn from his mistakes, however, he is not under any contract with WWE.”
Hogan has not appeared on WWE television since being fired in 2015 after the National Enquirer leaked tapes of Hogan using racist language, including the n-word. The recordings came to light during a trial against Gawker.com, who Hogan sued after they refused to take down the sex tape they posted on their site. Hogan won the trial and was awarded $115 million, which later was reduced to $31 million after a settlement, shutting down the website in the process.
Following the controversy regarding the Fabulous Moolah and the women’s WrestleMania Battle Royal that led to her name being dropped from the match, it is possible sponsors may not be keen to a Hulk Hogan return if it were to happen.