With his lawsuit against Gawker Media settled and the country having much bigger problems at the moment, many figured that it was only a matter of time before Hulk Hogan made his triumphant (if likely understated) return to WWE’s good graces. In fact, WWE had been subtly including audio of Hogan in recent ads for the WWE Network, and Hogan’s daughter Brooke was recently telling people that the company had been in contact with the Hulkster over possibly returning in time for WrestleMania 33 in Hogan’s stomping grounds of Orlando, Florida.
Today, Hogan shot down those rumors, making an appearance on his good friend Eric Bischoff’s podcast to say that at this point, he hasn’t been talking to anyone from WWE about a WrestleMania return.
“Brooke’s running around on TMZ and made the statement about me and wrestling and WrestleMania. For the record, she needs the big boot to the head. I haven’t talked to anybody about WrestleMania. I just need to put that to rest. I asked Brooke, ‘What are you doing?’ She goes, ‘Oh, well, I’m just starting it up.’ I said, ‘Thanks Brooke.’ It was kind of funny. I said, ‘No harm. No foul.’ It was all in good fun.”
That doesn’t mean it still won’t happen, after all, there are still several months between now and WrestleMania, but for now, the Hulkster remains noticeably unemployed.