Hulk Hogan Returns to Raw for 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Tribute

Hulk Hogan Returns to Raw for 'Mean' Gene Okerlund Tribute

The two even teamed together inside the ring.

Okerlund passed away Tuesday at the age of 76 in Sarasota, Florida.

The wrestling legend - whose real name is Terry Bollea - hasn't appeared on the company's cable programs since 2015, when it was revealed he made racist comments on a leaked sex tape. Although it's hard to argue that the Hulkster's appearance is entirely appropriate for the occasion, cynics will again note that WWE have leveraged the situation to usher Hogan back onto screens during circumstances which won't draw complaint.

Last July, Hogan was reinstated to the WWE Hall of Fame and his likeness slowly began to return to the WWE Network.

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Kelly , especially why sales of his music have surged since a docuseries detailed allegations of sexual misconduct against him. Other interviewees include John Legend , Chance the Rapper , Jovante Cunningham, Dominique Gardner, and Michelle Kramer.

In the past 12 months, Hogan has publicly apologized and also addressed the WWE locker room.

WWE has already confirmed that Hulk Hogan will be returning to Raw this Monday to celebrate the life of the iconic announcer after Gene interviewed Hogan for many of his memorable promos in both WWE and WCW.

WWE is going to throw a big show for RAW next week as we will see three huge returns as well as a RAW Tag Team Championship lumberjack match.

Okerlund rose to prominence interviewing stars including Hogan. Hogan appeared on WWE television in November as part of the Crown Jewel event but this is his first appearance on Raw since 2015. "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". You will be missed. As for what is next, the top two choices seem to be either WWE or the newly founded All Elite Wrestling (AEW). While AEW probably can't match such a deal, Omega does know the key players very well from their time in Bullet Club and The Elite.

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