- Hulk Hogan has made it clear he wants to come out of retirement for one more match with Vince McMahon
- Hogan last competed for TNA during a tour of England in January 2012
- Read below for our prediction of The Hulkster making an appearance at WrestleMania 36
Not happy with how his in-ring career ended, Hulk Hogan may be eyeing a return to the squared circle for the first time in years, as soon as WWE WrestleMania 36 in April.
His dream opponent? None other than the head honcho of WWE himself, Vince McMahon.
On the off-chance the WWE does entertain the idea of going through with Hogan vs. McMahon, BetOnline has odds on who the masses would be putting their money on to prevail.
Hulk Hogan vs Vince McMahon Odds
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*Odds from 10/11/19
Hulkamania on a Long Hiatus
Hogan recently told the Los Angeles Times that he’d love nothing more than to lace up the boots one more time on the stage he helped build. He specifically singled out McMahon as his desired dance partner because of their better-than-expected rivalry from 2003.
Their initial one-on-one encounter at WrestleMania 19 is an underrated gem, but with as many injuries and surgeries he’s endured since then, the chances of him wrestling again in a WWE ring (regardless of how limited he’d be) are slim to none.
It’d be near-impossible for the 66-year-old to pass a WWE physical after all the abuse his body has suffered over the years. If it was going to happen, it would have by now.
Worse yet, Hogan is still working on moving past his racial remarks that surfaced in 2015 and ruined his reputation. It took over three years for the WWE to bring him back as an ambassador, and as of now, it doesn’t appear there’s much interest from fans or even officials regarding an in-ring comeback for him.
Is There an Appetite for the Match?
It’s commonplace for legends to lose before riding off into the sunset (a.k.a. retirement), but Hogan getting beat by McMahon (who has yet to win at a WrestleMania) would be laughable. It’s worth noting that McMahon is 74-years-old and hasn’t officially competed since October 2012 where he was brutally battered by CM Punk.
The WWE has hosted a lot of matches in recent years that they probably shouldn’t have (D-Generation X vs. The Brothers of Destruction at Crown Jewel 2018 or The Undertaker vs. Goldberg at Super ShowDown 2019), but this bout would take the cake as being the most ridiculous and illogical.
Even if by some miracle that the matchup were made official for WrestleMania in Tampa this coming April, the odds won’t shift much at all. History has shown us that almost anyone over McMahon is a safe bet.
If Hogan were to come back for one more match, it wouldn’t be to lose. Dating back to his original rise to super stardom in the 1980s, He is notorious for wanting to book himself to win as seen at SummerSlam 2005 versus Shawn Michaels and SummerSlam 2006 versus Randy Orton.
Speaking of his outing against Orton, that was the last time WWE fans saw Hogan in action. Following his departure from the company, Hogan subsequently signed with TNA Wrestling in late 2009.
There, he competed in a handful of matches, including at their biggest show of the year Bound for Glory. His last official match on record is a six-man tag team affair that occurred in January 2012 and saw him partner up with Sting and James Storm to beat the trio of Bobby Roode, Bully Ray and Kurt Angle in Manchester, England.
Hogan isn’t fond of the fact that his in-ring career concluded in TNA as opposed to his home in WWE, but only he is to blame for choosing to compete in TNA in the first place. It’s doubtful WWE will give him the green light to go at it again with Vince, but the man can dream.
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