Hulk Hogan Pleads For WWE Return Once More

How many times have we done this story now?

Roddy Piper Hulk Hogan Halloween Havoc 1997
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Like a sad dog which has been sent outdoors for p*ssing on the rug again, Hulk Hogan has once more pleaded to be let in from the cold by former employers WWE.

The Hulkster didn't do the business on Titan Tower's finest floor-cloth, but rather found himself exiled from the company after a video emerged during his bitter dispute with Gawker, depicting him uttering lamentable racial epithets.

Speaking to TMZ Sports alongside Ric Flair ahead of the pair's Q&A session at Seminole Hard Rock Tampa, the disgraced star said he was ready to return to the WWE wrestling family, and that he hopes CEO Vince McMahon is finally willing to give him a chance to "prove he's a good guy."

"For me, I'd love to change that last story," mused Hogan, stating the obvious. "I'd love to get back in the fold, get back on the inside and correct a lot of stuff."

We bet he would, not least because he's been beseeching pardon almost constantly for the past three years. No-one is beyond redemption, and whilst Hogan's words can never be condoned, there's room for forgiveness if his contrition is sincere. It probably is, but we should keep in mind he also thought he wrestled in front of a dying kid at Wembley. Outside Melton Mowbray, there's no greater exporter of pork pies than HH's mouth.

The golden question is how WWE's sponsors feel about the company endorsing a man who was embroiled in a very public racism scandal - and to what extent the dividends of a Hogan return could offset advertisers taking business elsewhere.

For now, the situation remains entirely unchanged, but it's good to know Hulk's still interested. Stay tuned for the same story in a few weeks time.

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Benjamin was born in 1987, and is still not dead. He variously enjoys classical music, old-school adventure games (they're not dead), and walks on the beach (albeit short - asthma, you know). He's currently trying to compile a comprehensive history of video game music, yet denies accusations that he purposefully targets niche audiences. He's often wrong about these things.