WWE just made the following announcement on its website:
Hulk Hogan reinstated into WWE Hall of Fame
“STAMFORD, Conn. — 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.”
Speaking of Hogan, speculation began last night about him returning to the WWE tonight at the Extreme Rules 2018 PPV after Hogan and Jimmy Hart flew into Cleveland, Ohio and that location is only a two hour drive from Pittsburgh, PA (which is where tonight’s Extreme Rules 2018 PPV will take place).
Word going on is that Hogan tried to work the fans by posting a photo of his ‘backyard’, which shows sunset over the coast. Hogan posted this photo on Twitter around the same time when fans were posting photos of him at a Cleveland airport.
My back yard HH pic.twitter.com/V9CW8gt7T6
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 15, 2018
One of the main reasons why speculation began was that Hogan isn’t scheduled for any appearances for the upcoming days and that’s why this situation looks WWE related.
We are getting reports of Hulk Hogan being spotted on a flight into Cleveland Ohio this evening. Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is 136 miles from PPG Paints Arena, home of Extreme Rules tomorrow night. Not sure what it means, if anything just yet. Stay tuned, brother.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 15, 2018
While anything is possible in WWE nowadays (especially after Brock Lesnar defeated Roman Reigns clean in the main event of WrestleMania 34), Hogan’s mega return to WWE on a PPV like Extreme Rules (which is not one of WWE’s top PPV events) sounds odd.
It’s possible Hogan is scheduled to have a meeting with Vince McMahon and other WWE officials backstage at Extreme Rules 2018 as they have been in talks about a return for the Hulkster for a while now and it’s only a matter of WHEN (not IF) Hogan finally returns to WWE.
After Hogan being reinstated into the Hall of Fame, expect Hogan to make an appearance on WWE programming before 2018 ends!
Hogan made his last WWE PPV appearance back at WrestleMania 31 in 2015.
Speaking of Extreme Rules 2018 PPV, 12 matches will take place on tonight’s show. Below is the final match-card:
– Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
– WWE Championship Match: AJ Styles (c) vs. Rusev
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match: The Bludgeon Brothers (c) vs. Team Hell No (Kane & Daniel Bryan)
– Steel Cage Match: Mr. Money In The Bank Braun Strowman vs. Kevin Owens
– Extreme Rules Match For The RAW Women’s Championship: Alexa Bliss (c) vs. Nia Jax
– 30 Minute Iron Man Match For The Intercontinental Championship: Dolph Ziggler (c) vs. Seth Rollins
– United States Championship Match: Jeff Hardy (c) vs. Shinsuke Nakamura
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match: Carmella (c) vs. Asuka (James Ellsworth locked inside a Shark Cage)
– RAW Tag Team Championship Match: The Deleters of World (WOKEN Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt) (c) vs. The B-Team (Curtis Axel & Bo Dallas)
– ‘Constable’ Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor
– Tables Match: The New Day vs. SAnitY [KICKOFF SHOW]
– Andrade “Cien” Almas vs. Sin Cara [KICKOFF SHOW]