The wrestling world was deeply saddened by the loss of the legendary Mean Gene Okerlund this past Wednesday. Wrestling personalities, stars, and fans alike took to social media to honor the Hall of Famer, including his longtime friend Hulk Hogan.
The best partner I ever had. We never rehearsed or did anything scripted from a writer. Gene would ask me “hey big man what do u want to do?” I would always answer “just follow you brother” and it worked from 1980 – 2017. RIP my brother HH pic.twitter.com/OBtn6NxT1E
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) January 3, 2019
Hogan and Okerlund were an iconic pair throughout the Hulkster’s career, so it only seemed fitting that the WWE would bring him back to honor his late friend.
The WWE revealed that Hulk Hogan would return to Monday Night Raw for the first time since 2015 to join the WWE Universe in mourning Okerlund.
— WWE (@WWE) January 4, 2019
Monday Night Raw will take place in Orlando, Florida on January 7th, and will also feature the return of John Cena and WWE Universal Champion Brock Lesnar.