Report: Hulk Hogan's Return Date to WWE Confirmed

Aaron Bower@@aaronbowerFeatured ColumnistFebruary 11, 2014

PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 24:  Hulk Hogan gestures to the audience during his Hulkamania Tour at the Burswood Dome on November 24, 2009 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)
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The buildup to WrestleMania XXX is gathering pace, and there is yet another huge name locked in for a return to the company prior to the biggest pay-per-view of 2014.

Hulk Hogan hasn't been seen on WWE TV since 2007, but he is reportedly penciled in to return to the company the night after the Elimination Chamber pay-per-view, per Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com:

WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan has been booked to return to WWE TV for the first time since 2007 at the 2/24 WWE Raw taping in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

That, of course, is the WWE Raw the day after the Elimination Chamber leading into the launch of the WWE Network.

Hogan has had an agreement to return to WWE for some time following his TNA departure.

The night after the Elimination Chamber is shaping up to be an absolutely colossal edition of Raw. It was always expected that the company were going to try and make the launch night of the WWE Network huge, but this will be seismic in terms of a solitary edition of Raw.

It is also rumored that The Undertaker is booked to return that night, also according to PWInsider.com (via PWMania.com). That would ensure plenty of viewings and plenty of excitement in anticipation of WrestleMania XXX.

Quite how WWE are going to use Hogan remains unclear at this moment in time, though. It seems unlikely that, given how much talent WWE have on their roster at the moment, Hogan will be actively wrestling inside the ring.

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Perhaps him returning as a manager or a backstage character will be much more likely, and it will enable him to link up with some of the company's current top stars.

Given he has not been seen in the company for nearly seven years, whatever role he takes on will surely see him grab plenty of headlines in the company.

One thing is for certain, though. The night following on from the Elimination Chamber is set to be one of the biggest editions of Raw in the history of the company. With both Hogan and The Undertaker set to return, there could be even more to come.

It is sure to be a must-see night.


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