It's been seven years since Hulk Hogan last took part in a wrestling match, and his last one in WWE took place 13 years ago at the 2006 SummerSlam pay-per-view.
Hogan is now 66 years of age, and he's about to undergo his eighth back surgery. At this point, one would believe that the WWE icon has wrestled his last match - even though Hogan hasn't formally announced his retirement.
But in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, The Hulkster said that he's talked to Vince McMahon about doing one more match, which could happen as long as his back surgery is successful.
"I talked to Vince, and I said I really don’t know if I could live with myself knowing my last match was with TNA," Hogan said. "If I can get fixed, I pray I can have one more match. I told Vince, ‘When I get through this back surgery, I’m going to get in the best shape of my life and we’re going to talk about me having one last retirement match.'"
Hogan also revealed that his desired opponent is none other than the WWE chairman himself. The WWE Hall of Famer explained that he "had such a great time" in his match against Vince at WrestleMania XIX in Seattle. Hogan said the idea of facing his old boss one more time as a sendoff match "would be perfect."
WrestleMania 36 takes place in Tampa Bay, Florida next year. That just so happens to be the hometown of Hogan, as the Los Angeles Times noted. So the stage would be perfectly set for Hogan to end his career on a high note - right in his home city.
Hogan's last match occurred on Jan.27, 2012 while he was in TNA. He teamed up with James Storm and Sting to defeat Bully Ray, Kurt Angle and Bobby Roode. In his last WWE match, Hogan defeated Randy Orton at SummerSlam 2006.
Hogan Has Unfinished Business
The Hulkster remains extremely active in the gym, and he's taken excellent care of himself. So despite his age and the long history of back surgeries, it's reasonable to believe that he can compete in another match. And even if Vince isn't the most desirable opponent for some, it would only be fitting if Hogan finished his career against the man who gave him a name in the wrestling business.