As we noted before, Hulk Hogan was 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
Now we have noted before that RAW wrestler Titus O’Neil isn’t happy about Hogan being reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Below is a screenshot of Titus liking negative comments about this Hogan news on Instagram:
In an update to this, Joseph Peisech of No Holds Barred podcast revealed that a source told him that Titus wasn’t happy when he saw Hogan backstage at Extreme Rules.
Hogan approached Titus, offered a handshake and tried to talk to him, but Titus didn’t shake his hand, packed his bags and left the event.
WWE Hall of Famer Mark Henry was interviewed by TMZ Sports and was asked about the locker room’s reaction to Hogan being reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. Henry noted that it was a 50-50 response.
Below are the highlights:
On Henry’s opinion about this situation regarding Hogan:
“I think it’s good in a lot of ways because it’s always a learn-able moment, a teachable moment. It teaches forgiveness, it teaches that we can step up from adversity. It also shows, in a time where there’s so much racial dive with the government, and different things, different social groups, that there are some people that actually have affinity, and care, and want to redeem themselves. I hope that he can do that.”
On people thinking Hogan is back for the money:
“I do feel like he genuinely wants to clear his name. He sees people that used to respect him, they look at him differently and that hurts. He brought that on himself and he’s trying his best to clear that up. I don’t know if it’s from… you know, some people are going to say he’s missing those big checks and he wants to rectify that situation. That’s always a factor, we always want to keep our buying power up but I don’t think that’s the case with him. I think, if he did some appearances where he helped raise money to go to these organizations that need help, in the inner cities and urban sectors, then I think people would be less likely to think it’s all just a ploy for him to make more money.”
On if the WWE locker room has reacted positively to this Hogan situation:
“No, it’s 50/50. I’ve talked to guys that are like, ‘To hell with him.’ And I’ve had guys that were like, “You know what? If you’re willing to make the change and try to help out, and go and speak up, be a part of the answer rather than a part of the problem, then it’s all good.'”
Mark Henry was also interviewed on Busted Open Radio regarding the Hulk Hogan situation. In this interview, Henry noted that he’s willing to help Hulk in his current situation.
Below are the highlights:
On his thoughts on Hogan being backstage at Extreme Rules:
“The first thing I thought was I’m hoping he is able to address everybody and voice some concerns. He made an announcement. He apologized. He’s done a lot of stuff with the Boys And Girls Club. But I didn’t want to lose track of the fact that there’s more work to be done and I think that’s going to happen.”
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) July 16, 2018
On if Hogan is willing to make extra efforts to improve:
“Yes, and when talking to him yesterday he’s willing to. I was very optimistic after talking to him. He’s like, ‘Mark I’ll do whatever. Because I want people to see my heart not what I said anymore. It’s an embarrassing thing. I go places and I see people giving me a look I’m not used to getting and it’s been that way since that time.’ He said, ‘I can’t live with it like that. I gotta fix it.’ And I was like, ‘great, you’re willing to fix it? I’m willing to help.'”