Dot com posted a new exclusive interview with Hulk Hogan on Saturday morning. In it, Hogan talked about being nervous leading up to his return on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw and how he was received by talent in the locker room. He spoke about how his return came about:
Over the last couple years, there’ll be texts between Vince and I. “Happy birthday brother!” on August 24th, his birthday. Christmas, Thanksgiving. We’ll touch base like that. And then I guess the word got out that I was jobless. I didn’t know what I was going to do. I was thinking of going back to playing music or something. On a Tuesday, I was officially out of work. And Friday morning I was drinking my coffee and I hear my cell phone. And it was Triple H. “Hey brother, just checking on you.” I’m like, “Hey, dude, I’m just contemplating my navel here. I’m officially out of work, I’m unemployed.” And that started us talking. In my heart, I was hoping to come back here. I was hoping to put the period on the end of the sentence and it was the logical extension. It just made so much sense to come back.
Hogan said when he moved to Stamford, he, Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson were “inseparable.” He talked about riding motorcycles together, lifting weights and of course the 18-hour days. Hogan said sometimes he gets confused and the lines get blurred but “Vince has always been there.”
He said on Monday before he went out to open Raw that Vince gave him a hug and told him to go out and have fun.
Click here to read the interview in its entirety.