Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame, one of the latest steps for continuing his career three years after a tape became public where he was using racial slurs.
The WWE released a statement on their website in regards to his reinstatement:
After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake. These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.
Hogan was terminated from WWE in July 2015 after a rant was captured on audio where he spoke on his daughter’s boyfriend using various African-American slurs and insults. His inclusion in the Hall of Fame shows the rumors surrounding a return to the Vince McMahon led wrestling organization may indeed be true.
Tonight (July 15) WWE is hosting their Extreme Rules PPV but if a return is coming soon it will likely be at their Summerslam event in Brooklyn this August.