• Raw Commentator Doesn’t See Any Upside In WWE Bringing Back Hulk Hogan
During a recent appearance on Busted Open, Raw Commentator Jonathan Coachman talked about Hulk Hogan already getting his share of chances to come back to WWE and there being no upside in WWE bringing him back.
Below are the highlights:
On Hulk Hogan already getting his share of chances to come back:
“I think as far as the reason why Mark Henry and a big group of guys don’t want him to come back – or at least want him to be contrite – is at some point your seventh, eighth, ninth chance to come back and play a role should be enough. He’s a huge star, which is why he’s gotten so many different chances. But the bottom line is over the years Hulk has always asked for not the premium dollar, he’s asked for ridiculous amounts of money to come back and do something.”
On there being no upside in WWE bringing Hogan back:
“So, if he’s not contrite, he’s not apologizing, and he’s asking for a ton of money, again, I’m not privy to the conversations, but I know what he’s done in the past and if he’s asking for a ton of money, I don’t see the upside in bringing him back to do what? To be an ambassador? He’s had hip replacement surgery, he can’t work in the ring. Yes, he has humongous star power, but is it positive star power? Is it star power that he would use to help somebody else? Because at this point you’ve got to give somebody the rub, you’ve got to pay it forward. You’ve gotta come back and you can’t be Hulk Hogan from WrestleMania I as the main eventer and that’s somebody that Hulk Hogan has never been. His track record speaks for itself when it comes to giving back or giving to another Superstar.
I thought, at least in the trailers, for the Andre the Giant documentary he looks like he was very thoughtful and gives a lot. I don’t think it’s ever too late for somebody to change, but he’s damn near 70 years old. Unless he’s going to come back and be a positive ambassador then I don’t believe WWE needs him.”
• The Rock Reveals His WrestleMania 34 Status
During an interview with Chris Van Vliet, Old School WWF Legend The Rock said that he won’t appear at WrestleMania 34 this Sunday night.
You can watch it below: