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Legendary WWE performer Hulk Hogan has had his Hall of Fame suspension lifted by the company amidst rumours that he could return at Sunday night's Extreme Rules pay-per-view event.
Think wrestling and lots of casual fans will still think Hulk Hogan despite the fact that the mustachioed Hulkster was most relevant at the back end of the 80s and the early 90s.
Hulkamania was running wild on WWE shows for longer than that and he still made occasional appearances for the company all the way up to July 2015.
Then recordings were released as part of his lawsuit with Gawker that revealed him making a racist remark and using the 'N' word when ranting about a black man who had slept with his daughter.
At that point WWE sacked Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, and completely removed him from their website with little to no mention of the 64 year old anywhere within the product.
Almost three years to the day WWE announced in a short statement that his 'suspension' from the Hall of Fame had been lifted, saying:
"After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan's numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake. These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame."
BREAKING: After a three-year suspension, @HulkHogan has been reinstated into the @WWE Hall of Fame. https://t.co/SxwUms9Yet
- WWE (@WWE) July 15, 2018
Interestingly the news comes on the same day that WWE are to hold their annual 'Extreme Rules' pay-per-view and rumours had been speculating that he could return at the show.
That was because of reports that people had seen the man who led Hulkamania flying into Cleveland Ohio, just over 130 miles away from the PPG Paints Arena, where the show is, without any publicised appearances in the area.
NXT wrestler Velveteen Dream, who recently wrestled in attire that paid tribute to Hogan, brilliantly took credit for his return to the Hall of Fame:
No Such Thing As Coincedence
UR WELCOME TERRY.@HulkHogan
- DREAM Experience (@VelveteenWWE) July 15, 2018
It will be interesting to see whether or not Hogan does return to our screens with WWE and what reaction he gets if he does, there are plenty of people not happy about the news.
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