This will mark Hogan's fourth return to the WWE since he was fired four years ago, following the release of tapes that caught him using racial slurs. In July of last year, Hogan was "reinstated" and was present backstage at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view.
Hogan finally returned on television at the Crown Jewel pay-per-view back in Saudi Arabia in November. He also made an appearance on the Jan. 7 episode of Monday Night Raw, paying tribute to the late "Mean" Gene Okerlund.
It's unknown yet what Hogan's role would be at WrestleMania 35. Given his age (65), and the fact he hasn't wrestled in years, it's safe to rule out a return to the ring for The Hulkster. But WrestleMania always features segments with wrestling legends, so Hogan could be involved in one of those programs.
As PWInsider noted, this will be Hogan's first WrestleMania appearance in four years. Last time, Hogan reformed the New World Order with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash - where they helped Sting in his match against Triple H - who was aided by his former D-Generation X counterparts. The Game would win the match, but Hogan's return on the Grandest of Stages was nothing short of memorable.
Hogan was also the host at WrestleMania XXX in New Orleans five years ago - where he was eventually joined by 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin and The Rock. The trio would drink some beers before leaving backstage.
What This Means
WWE was patient in bringing back Hogan, with previous reports suggesting that they were waiting for the "right time" to do it. With Hogan already making two more on-screen appearances, the last order of business was to have him return at WrestleMania - which is virtually a done deal.