Even though WWE is doing everything in their power to distance themselves from him, Hulk Hogan is still telling fans that he is aiming to work a match at Wrestlemania 32. There is actually a chance of that happening. If management determines that the heat has died down on Hogan, then they will gladly bring him back because they need as much star power as possible at what should be the biggest event in company history.
August 11, 2015
A person that was unintentionally hurt by the Hulk Hogan scandal is said to be Havok. She did a good tryout for WWE, but management opted to hold off on signing her because some racial comments she posted years ago on social media resurfaced. The front office doesn't want any ties whatsoever to racism, so rumors are saying that she has very little chance of being picked up by the company.
August 8, 2015
When the racial controversy involving Hulk Hogan erupted, WWE was extremely worried about the blow back that might come their way. By quickly cutting ties with Hogan, they managed to cushion the blow a bit. While management will never admit it, the belief was that the company was internally worried that the Michael Hayes situation would come back to light in the mainstream media.
August 1, 2015
When asked about what the loss of Hulk Hogan meant to WWE, Vince McMahon opted to downplay the situation by stating that it has no material effect on them. This comes on the heel of the company losing at least $50 million in stock because of his departure. Hogan also moved a good amount of merchandise and was a proven draw at live events, especially in the international market.
July 30, 2015
While some fans are emotionally acting out against WWE for being so quick to fire Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, who happens to be a good friend of Hogan, defended Vince McMahon for his decision. He mentioned that a publicly traded company has to be sensitive towards their fans, investors, advertisers, board members, mainstream media and others. It was a necessary move to make.
July 30, 2015
As many of you already know, Miz was pegged as a replacement for Hulk Hogan on Tough Enough. Now, word has come out that Shawn Michaels has signed on to become the special guest general manager when WWE does a couple of live events in Australia next month. There were rumors that Ric Flair was in line for both gigs, but he could not come to an agreement with the front office.
July 29, 2015
When Hulk Hogan was forced to vacate his position as a judge on Tough Enough, fans excitedly speculated on which legend was going to be replacing him. Ric Flair and Bret Hart were the two names that were mentioned the most. However, WWE opted to go in a different direction by simply using Miz in the role. He is a great talker, so he should be able to handle the job just fine.
July 28, 2015
Just to show you how far WWE is taking this thing, security in the arena at Monday Night Raw this week not only banned signs about Hulk Hogan, they also forced the paying audience members to change their shirts if it involved the former world heavyweight champion. Management really wants to stay as far away from their legendary star as they can.
July 28, 2015
For years, WWE has made millions of dollars off of the popularity of Hulk Hogan. This week, he ends up costing them millions of dollars. Thanks to the racial scandal that surfaced through the mainstream media this week, the company saw the value of their stocks take a $50 million plummet. It is hard to blame investors for being upset with the former world heavyweight champion.
July 25, 2015
Due to the fact that he has faced racism backstage in WWE before, a lot of people sought out Mark Henry to see how he feels about the latest fiasco involving Hulk Hogan. Henry felt that Hogan was a friend for years, but he was extremely hurt and disappointed to hear the words that came out of the Hulkster's mouth in the recently released audio tapes.
July 24, 2015