WWE Confirms Hulk Hogan For Raw, Wrestlemania 30 Guest Host

WWE confirmed on dot com on Friday afternoon that Hulk Hogan has returned to the company and will host Wrestlemania 30 on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

He will appear on next week’s episode of Monday Night Raw in Green Bay, Wisconsin and will serve as a promotional mechanism for WWE Raw Backstage Pass, a new show that premieres live on WWE Network following Raw.

Below is a quote from Vince McMahon that was included in dot com’s coverage:

“We are thrilled that Hulk Hogan has returned home to WWE,” WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon said. “It’s fitting to have him help us celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania and usher in a new era with the launch of WWE Network.”

They also quoted Hogan:

“Words cannot express how excited I am to be back in the WWE family,” Hogan said. “I only have one question for the WWE Universe: Whatcha you gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild as the host of WrestleMania 30?”

Click here for coverage by WWE.com.

TMZ Sports broke the news that Hogan would appear on next week’s episode of Raw but we reported on February 6, 2014 that he was rumored to host Wrestlemania.

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  • JR Texx (Jamie)

    Watcha ya gonna dooooooooo! I know Hogan isn’t going to be wrestling, but I hope he does a leg drop on someone.

    • Bob’s Diner

      Or at least bodyslam somebody

    • J Vomkrieg

      I dont know if he could leg drop someone. Watching him on TNA “acting tough” was painful. He would lumber down the ramp and guys would run up one at a time to be hit bu him with a chair. Just awful.

  • Tom Lee

    So !? Hogan vs …..Michael cole ! .? Huhh…

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      Hogan Vs the undefeated at wrestlemania Michael Cole.

      Oh god.

  • David F.

    Bryan gets screwed at Chamber PPV and Hogan comes in to put him in triple threat with Orton and Batista.

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      Bryan is in a storyline to get against HHH as far as I’m aware so far, HHH has to face someone his ego won’t take it.

      • David F.

        Bryan v Kane or Triple H at Mania would be big letdown. When has Triple H ever have great one on one match at WM besides Undertaker?? If WWE sticks with Batista v Orton it will be crapped on by the fans. Bryan deserves to be in main event facing Batista and Orton with him walking out as champ. It will be entertaining to see 70,000 plus fans hijacking the main event if Bryan is not in it

        • Bob’s Diner

          Chances are the deal with Batista involved him winning the title at WrestleMania, so even if Bryan was added to the match he wouldn’t be walking out champion. I’m with Jamie – HHH will want to put himself in a match he knows will get everyone talking. A match with Bryan will most likely steal the show

          • JR Texx (Jamie)

            They should do Bryan V HHH, if Bryan wins he gets a title opportunity at the next PPV or the one after since if Orton loses at Wrestlemania he’ll get to have a rematch, I’m kind of hoping Bryan gets to win it in his hometown..

          • David F.

            the Wrestlemania moment should be Bryan walking out as WWE champ. It wont be as big deal if Bryan wins title at some b level ppv. Whats best for business is Bryan celebrating with the title at Wrestlemania sending fans home happy. Why screw with fans at biggest PPV of year? Triple H is not needed at Wrestlemania. The show will do just fine without him. His last two matches at Mania has been very medicore.

            WWE needs do the right thing and have Bryan close out the show with title and Hogan raising his hand passing him the torch. That would be an epic moment
            Bryan v Triple H No No No!

          • Bob’s Diner

            What SHOULD happen and what WILL happen are two completely different things

  • Rus

    Umm why didn’t they just announce this at raw, I bet it would have got a better reaction than the return of Batista

    • BrooksOglesby

      More eyes on the show Monday if they announce it in advance. They want as many people watching as possible on Monday for the launch of the Network.

  • Talesgirl015

    Ugh, Hulk Hogan. Go away ):

    • JR Texx (Jamie)

      What? I’ts HULK HOGAN. He can be an eye soar at times but come on, it’s the Hulkster.

      • Talesgirl015

        ^_^

  • Talesgirl015

    Hulk Hogan never gonna retire smh. -_-