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WWE nixed announcing Hulk Hogan’s return on RAW

We reported earlier that Hulk Hogan will be the official host of WWE’s Crown Jewel PPV this Friday. As a matter of fact, Hogan and fellow WWE Hall of Famer Jimmy Hart are currently in Saudi Arabia with the rest of the WWE crew. The news has been kept somewhat quiet by the company, along with their stance on performing in Saudi Arabia period.

However, according to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the company wanted to announce the return of The Hulkster this past Monday on RAW. WWE had recently produced a commercial for the PPV that featured Hogan and announced him for the event.

The production crew expected the commercial to run on Monday night during RAW, but the company made the decision to quietly list Hogan’s name on the WWE website instead.


  • Soulshroude

    They paid that type of money for 80’s-90’s stars because they’ve got no clue as to what year the world is actually in. Their culture is literally stuck in a “bygone era”. This is what their “New Prince” has been trying to do and failing miserably in his effort.

  • nick-hulk

    Considering there willing to pay huge money for 80-90s stars I’m guessing they know who HH is

  • Soulshroude

    Why? Cause it’s Crown Jewel. No one is the Arab Emirates know who Hogan is, let alone anywhere further than that. Hell, I was stationed at Fallujah as a Marine… our culture doesn’t exist in that region. My piece of advice… don’t force things onto people who have that very different mindset, culture community way of life and thinking. No offset will justify their way of life. I know this very well, it’s the same in the New Orleans French Quarter. Don’t mess with a culture that you’ve no clue regarding.

  • Rob ‘Richard Hammond’ Picken

    A racist old man in a corrupt country full of killers ant political unrest..
    What could possibly go wrong

  • CC

    Mentioning the location of the show is bad enough, but then having a guy who was ousted from WWE for being racist would not have garnered them any better opinions.

    You can almost guarantee that the people who wanted Yokozuna to appear are not exactly in touch with what is and isnt current in the world of wrestling, so can almost certainly guess they are the ones requesting the big orange goon appears.