At NXT Takeover: Chicago II on Saturday, Velveteen Dream had a very Hulk Hogan-esque look to him. This led the Hulkster to comment that he should play the role of Dream’s manager.
Yo when VelveteenMania hires me as his manager,then we will have “all the gold,HollyWood style”. Brother. HollyWoodHHoganLife
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) June 19, 2018
Unfortunately for Hogan, it appears Velveteen Dream is not going to be his ticket back to WWE.
HollyWoodDREAM has a nice ring 2 it, but DREAM rides solo.
Good Try Terry! https://t.co/Q9BrLsAumC
— HollyWoodDREAM (@VelveteenWWE) June 22, 2018
Hulk Hogan’s Possible Return to WWE
Speculation regarding Hogan’s possible return to the company increased earlier this year when Hogan attended the premiere for HBO’s documentary on Andre the Giant. Just before the screening, WWE made a public statement regarding Hogan. They said they had reached out to him in order to discuss how others could learn from mistakes he’s made. WWE insisted Hogan was not under contract, however.
In March, it was revealed by Mark Henry that there is a delegation of wrestlers who don’t believe Hogan is ready to return.
”The delegation is pretty much all of the more established African-American wrestlers in the country and in the world, for that matter. Every promotion… there’s not a wrestling promotion that doesn’t house someone from the delegation,” Henry explained.
”I believe that everybody should be given a second chance but I also believe that you have to own your issue, whatever that issue is. You gotta try to make closure on everybody else’s behalf, not just yours.”
Booker T on Hogan Returning to WWE
Booker T has also commented on Hogan’s possible return to the company. While both Henry and Booker agree that people should be given second chances, Booker is more forgiving of Hulk than Henry is.
He made the following statements on his Heated Conversations show:
“The only thing Hogan can do is apologize, atone for it, and we move forward,” Booker said. “Everyone deserves a second chance that’s just the way I am.”
Booker also explained that he believes Hogan was responsible for Harlem Heat receiving a push in WCW.
“I talk about Hulk Hogan being in my corner, back in the day and a lot of the boys they may look at me and say, ‘Why is Booker T talking to [Hogan]?’ Back in the day, if it wasn’t for Hulk Hogan, I don’t know if Booker T and Stevie Ray would have got the push that we got,” Booker said. “Back in the day, Sister Sherri was an intricate detail to Harlem Heat, and our success, and it was all because of Hulk Hogan. Saying ‘Hey man, those are the guys you need to put your money behind.'”
Transcriptions courtesy of Wrestling Inc