After being reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame on Sunday, Hulk Hogan was flown in for the Extreme Rules pay-per-view but was not scheduled to appear. His backstage apology was reportedly filmed and speculation is he's not scheduled for either Raw or SmackDown Live this week.
Charly Caruso reported on the Extreme Rules Kickoff show that Hogan was backstage for the pay-per-view in Pittsburgh to meet with officials and Superstars. He was excited to be back and tweeted Sunday afternoon, "Just met with the @WWE Superstars and on all levels the volume of love and support was overwhelming. I’ve been praying for this day and I finally feel like I made it back home. Only Love 4 the #WWEUNIVERSE brother HH.
Hogan formally apologized for racist comments he made, which were also caught on tape, ultimately leading to his release from the company and removal from the Hall of Fame in 2015. PWInsider reported that Hogan spent several minutes talking to the roster and at the end of his apology, reminded everyone to always understand how cameras are everywhere and that today, everyone is watching. His apology reportedly drew an appreciative reaction from the WWE roster and Hogan himself was quite emotional.
All of this has led to speculation Hogan's return to TV is imminent, but Bryan Alvarez of F4Wonline.com noted on Twitter that Hogan's meeting with the roster was filmed for an upcoming WWE Network special, he reportedly said his goodbyes during the show and was flown back home to Florida.
As such, it does not appear Hogan will be on either Raw or SmackDown Live this week and there's no word on if he's signed any sort of on-air contract with WWE. All that is known right now is that it appears WWE is promoting the changes made by Hogan to rebuild his reputation, potentially setting up projects for them to work together in the future.
One of those projects might be the next Superstars for Hope charity campaign.
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