Jim Ross shared his thoughts regarding the unexpected reinstatement of Hulk Hogan back into the WWE Hall Of Fame on the recent edition of The Ross Report. The veteran claimed that he is unsure of the severity of the punishment for Hogan’s faults, but exclaimed his delight over his return. Ross said:
“It’s not a surprise! Hey look, what Hogan did is just so sad, and unnecessary, and what a major mistake,” Ross said. “I think he knows that. Now, somewhere down this journey of healing, if we find out that Hogan [has] got a different agenda, well, shame on him. I don’t believe that to be true.
I don’t know how long we’re supposed to punish somebody for doing something so stupid. It was stupidity and ignorance. How long do you get penalized for stupidity and ignorance? It’s different now than doing bodily harm to somebody. Hey, I watch enough [Law & Order: SVU] with Mariska Hargitay to understand that. So we hope that Hogan has a nice reentry.”
Ross also went on to speculate Hogan’s role with the WWE in the future mainly in the Public Relations sector and also adding that it’s unlikely that “The Hulkster” will ever wrestle again in the WWE. Ross added:
“PR, he [has] got a lot of ground to cover. He [has] got some fences to mend, some bridges to repair, but that could be done. I don’t see him wrestling again. He’s 65 years old. Now, I’m not knocking the guy.
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.