As we noted earlier, WWE announced that “The Immortal” Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. Below is the statement that was issued:
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.”
According to WrestleVotes, Hogan and WWE have agreed to a contract for his return and the return could happen as soon as tonight’s Extreme Rules 2018 PPV.
Per source, Hulk Hogan & WWE have agreed to terms on a contract allowing him to return. He is in Pittsburgh, home of tonight’s PPV. I cannot confirm whether he will make an appearance in some form at Extreme Rules. Time will tell.
— WrestleVotes (@WrestleVotes) July 15, 2018
We noted earlier that Hogan is backstage at Extreme Rules and apologized to the wrestlers for the comments he made that led to his suspension.
He advised the wrestlers to think about what they are saying and a lot of people ended up shaking Hogan’s hand and hugging him in an emotional scene.
Below is what Hogan tweeted about it:
Just met with the @WWE Superstars and on all levels the volume of love and support was overwhelming. I’ve been praying for this day and I finally feel like I made it back home. Only Love 4 the #WWEUNIVERSE brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 15, 2018
With that being said, there’s an even higher possibility of Hulk Hogan returning to WWE TV on tonight’s PPV.
Speaking of Extreme Rules 2018, the updated betting odds for tonight’s matches show a few changes. Seth Rollins is now the favorite to win the Intercontinental Championship match and The Bludgeon Brothers are now expected to retain the SmackDown Tag Team Titles over Team Hell No.
Below are the updated odds and the favorites (according to Bet Wrestling):
– Roman Reigns vs. Bobby Lashley
Reigns (Favorite) -180
– WWE Championship Match
AJ Styles (Favorite) -850
– Intercontinental Championship Match
Dolph Ziggler +125
Seth Rollins (Favorite) -165
– RAW Women’s Championship Match
Alexa Bliss (Favorite) -260
Nia Jax +180
– SmackDown Women’s Championship Match
Asuka (Favorite) -150
– RAW Tag Team Championship Match
Matt Hardy & Bray Wyatt (Favorites) -270
The B-Team +190
– SmackDown Tag Team Championship Match
Team Hell No +145
The Bludgeon Brothers (Favorites) -180
– United States Championship Match
Shinsuke Nakamura (Favorite) -350
Jeff Hardy +250
– Steel Cage Match
Braun Strowman (Favorite) -350
Kevin Owens +250
– Tables Match
SAnitY (Favorites) -280
The New Day +200
– Constable Baron Corbin vs. Finn Balor
Balor (Favorite) -155