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WWE Looking To Recruit Legends For WrestleMania Weekend [Rumor]

It's been confirmed by PWInsider.com that Hulk Hogan will appear at WrestleMania 35 in East Rutherford, but he may not be the only returning legend for the special weekend.

PWInsider is also reporting that WWE is "finalizing plans on other names from the past," for the weekend of WrestleMania - and 'Stone Cold' Steve Austin has been brought up as one of the legends who could make an appearance.

Most years, WWE looks to bring back some of its Hall of Famers in some capacity for the big show - but other than the return of Undertaker (for a match against John Cena), there weren't any segments involving wrestling legends last year. Ditto for WrestleMania 33 in Orlando two years earlier.

But at WrestleMania 32, Austin came out with Shawn Michaels and Mick Foley to confront the League of Nations - where the three Hall of Famers executed their finishers to silence the heel stable. The Rock would also make an appearance and challenge the Wyatt Family, and Cena came out to help the People's Champion fight them off.

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At WrestleMania 31, D-Generation X and the New World Order came out to interfere in Triple H's match with Sting - and The Rock would also make an appearance alongside Ronda Rousey to confront The Game and Stephanie McMahon.

This year's WrestleMania card is already involving a handful of wrestling legends. The Undertaker is expected to appear in some capacity, while Batista is going up against Triple H for the final match of his career. And finally, 2017 Hall of Fame inductee Kurt Angle is retiring from in-ring competition following WrestleMania. But if that's not enough nostalgia to please the old-timer fans, wait until we see the other legends that will join Hogan at 'Mania weekend.

What This Means

WrestleMania is the biggest show in sports entertainment, and fans always enjoy seeing the return of past wrestlers. We haven't gotten that over the last two WrestleManias, but hopefully WWE can recruit a few this year. With guys like Angle, Batista, Hogan and Triple H already finalized for the show, WWE is already off to a great start.

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