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Hulk Hogan Returning To RAW Next Week, Role Revealed

Hulk Hogan WWE RAW 2018

• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (January 04, 1986) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1986, Jim Crockett Promotions aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode was pre-taped at the WTBS Studios in Atlanta, Georgia and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments featuring the 1986 NWA Wrestling Superstars.

The card can be found below:

– David Crockett & Tony Schiavone announce that Dusty is the new NWA National champion and that Ole Anderson is injured

– Tully Blanchard w/ J.J. Dillon Interview

– Rock n Roll Express vs. Thunder foot & Jim Jeffers

– Tully & J.J. continue their lengthy Interview

– Harley Race vs. Tony Zane

– Ivan Koloff Interview (brings out the 6-man tag trophy)

– Ron Bass vs. Bill Tabb

– Dusty Rhodes (with Baby Doll) Interview

– Ron Garvin vs. Mack Jeffers

– Harley Race Interview

– Road Warriors vs. Josh Stroud, Gene Ligon, & Mark Hawk

– Road Warriors Interview (talk about injuring Ole)

– Manny Fernandez vs. Larry Clark

– Ric Flair Interview

– Arn Anderson vs. Kent Glover

– Ric Flair w/ Arn Anderson interview

– Jimmy Valiant vs. Adrian Bivins

– Another interview w/ Tully & J.J. Dillon

– Jim Cornette Interview

– Dennis Condrey vs. Rocky King

– Magnum T.A. vs. The Barbarian

– Road Warriors Interview

– Jimmy Valliant Interview

– Sam Houston & Nelson Royal vs. Pablo Crenshaw & Don Turner

– Magnum T.A. Interview

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• Hulk Hogan Returning To RAW Next Week, Role Revealed

WWE Hall Of Famer “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan will return to WWE programming on next week’s episode of RAW to honor his late friend and fellow WWE Hall of Famer “Mean” Gene Okerlund.

Below is what WWE posted regarding this:

Hulk Hogan returns to Raw to celebrate the life of longtime friend “Mean” Gene Okerlund

““Let me tell you something, ‘Mean’ Gene …”

So began many of Hulk Hogan’s most memorable proclamations, making interviewer and backstage personality “Mean” Gene Okerlund a cornerstone of Hulkamania in the 1980s. Now, in the wake of Okerlund’s recent passing, Hogan returns to WWE programming this Monday night on Raw to honor his longtime friend.

In a Twitter post Tuesday night, Hogan called “Mean” Gene “the best partner I ever had” while describing their incredible off-the-cuff chemistry during their backstage interviews. That synchronicity even led to an unusual tag team partnership when Hogan and Okerlund battled George “The Animal” Steele and Mr. Fuji in 1984. Their training sessions before that match, which can be seen below, were perhaps even more entertaining than the bout itself.

Hogan and Okerlund’s friendship spanned the decades, from WWE to WCW and back to WWE. On Monday night, Hogan honors his brother.

Don’t miss this milestone moment on Monday Night Raw, beginning at 8/7 C on USA Network.”

Hogan was last seen on WWE programming back in November 2018 at the WWE Crown Jewel PPV.

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