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Hulk Hogan Should Have Significant Impact on WrestleMania XXX

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WWE - Hulk Hogan, right, Jennifer McDaniels, second right,  Brooke Hogan, second from left, and Nick Hogan, left, are seen at the WWE Hall of Fame Induction at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans on Saturday, April 5, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE)
Jonathan Bachman
Tim KeeneyContributor IApril 6, 2014

Hulk Hogan doesn't have a shortage of WrestleMania moments. 

He had the very first one at the inaugural event when he and Mr. T defeated Roddy Piper and Paul Orndorff with Muhammad Ali serving as guest enforcer. No matter how you may feel about the sport, take a look at this snapshot and try not to get chills:

He has perhaps the most iconic moment, which came two years later when he slammed the 500-plus pound Andre the Giant. 

He has been a part of the winning side during six other main events, (counting WrestleMania IV, when he was in Randy Savage's corner, and WrestleMania IX, when he beat Yokozuna in an impromptu match) racking up several more unforgettable moments. 

But the Hulkster deserves another one on Sunday. 

This isn't to suggest he needs to walk away with the WWE World Heavyweight title. He doesn't need to be standing on top of the turnbuckle as the show goes off that air—that should be reserved for another certain someone with memorable facial hair. He doesn't even need to win the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. 

However, it would be wrong for Hulkamania to be just an afterthought—a mere guest host and backstage presenceat "The Showcase of the Immortals."

Fortunately, it sounds like he will be involved in a significant way.

"I guarantee you, his presence will be felt at WrestleMania 30," Paul "Triple H" Levesque told the Associated Press, via NPR.org. "He'll make an impact on the show."

It doesn't matter how it happens—just that something happens. Whether it be in the Battle Royal, or if he is forced to interfere in a different match or if he crosses paths with an old rival (ahem, Ultimate Warrior), Hogan should have some type of winning physical altercation.

Yes, he is 60 years old, but take a look at that guy, and tell me you aren't just a little bit jealous. At the very least, he should be capable of a single spot where he is able to get the best of someone and captivate the New Orleans crowd. 

Otherwise, the presence of the greatest WrestleMania star of all time would feel wasted. 

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