It looks like the tension between WWE and Hulk Hogan is starting to ease a bit. The company has decided to bring back more of his content to the Network. When the racial controversy first broke out, management did everything that they could to cut ties with the former world heavyweight champion. Many believed that things would go back to normal as soon as the heat died down, which it has quite a bit.
October 5, 2015
When WWE signed a deal with PEZ Candy to produce dispensers decorated with the likeness of professional wrestlers, they promised their business partner that they would include three of the biggest names in professional wrestling. John Cena, The Rock and Hulk Hogan were the chosen ones. Due to the recent controversy, however, Hogan has been replaced by management. Undertaker has been given the third slot.
October 3, 2015
A very interesting detail about Hulk Hogan was revealed by Greg Gagne during a recent interview. He stated that when Hogan left the AWA, which was owned by his family, he did so in a manner that was not very professional. Hogan simply stopped showing up for work. When Gagne called Hogan, Hogan informed him that Vince McMahon was paying him more money to not show up for work. Hogan joined WWE shortly thereafter.
October 2, 2015
During his podcast interview with Steve Austin, Scott Hall revealed that he was never really comfortable when he was doing the nWo gimmick in WWE. He stated that Vince McMahon told him right off the bat that he was willing to do the stable with just Kevin Nash and Hulk Hogan. Hall said that made him uncomfortable. He also mentioned that he knew that McMahon would never really push the New World Order like they should have been.
October 2, 2015
At the next Wrestlemania, WWE originally had plans to unveil a statue for Hulk Hogan, much like they did for Andre the Giant previously. However, since the company has an unofficial policy of avoiding anything related to Hogan nowadays, that obviously will not be taking place. No word yet on whether or not the statue has already been created. Management still wants to do a statue unveil for someone at the pay per view.
September 18, 2015
Earlier in the week, it was revealed that Vince McMahon avoided talking to Hulk Hogan after TMZ posting a controversial video of him. Now, it has been revealed that management has instructed those within WWE and those that are affiliated with the company to avoid having contact with Hogan as well. The paranoia shows that the front office is extremely concerned about public relations nowadays.
September 17, 2015
When he found out that TMZ was going to posting a controversial video on him, Hulk Hogan immediately called WWE to inform them of the situation. The former world heavyweight champion revealed that Vince McMahon never even bothered to talk to him during the entire ordeal. Hogan stated that Triple H was the one that kept in touch with him. HHH was also the one that gave Hogan the bad news about their business separation.
September 15, 2015
When the controversial tape came out and Hulk Hogan became vilified, the belief was that he was going to have to wait a while before signing any new endorsement contracts, especially after WWE dropped him unceremoniously. Well, it turns out that the wait was not that long after all. Fan Picks has signed Hogan to a deal. The legendary performer will promote the fantasy sports website.
September 11, 2015
Not being one to keep his opinions to himself, Bret Hart recently revealed his feelings towards Hulk Hogan. Hart stated that he doesn't remember Hogan being a racist when the two of them worked together, but he also feels that Hogan should stay away from WWE permanently. Hart then accuses Hogan of being happy that Roddy Piper died because it took a lot of the attention away from the racial controversy.
September 3, 2015
Since word of his arrest for murder has gone mainstream, WWE has to consider what they are going to do with Jimmy Snuka. He is a member of their hall of fame and has plenty of content on the Network. Management might opt to quietly remove him like they did when Hulk Hogan caused a controversial over some racial comments that he made. A decision should come this week.
September 2, 2015