WWE issued a statement on Sunday afternoon announcing that Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame following a three-year suspension.
Hogan, who was parted ways with WWE back in 2015 after audio went public of Hogan using “repeated racial slurs to describe a man his daughter was dating at the time”, has been lobbying for a return to WWE in recent months.
The statement by WWE specifically noted Hogan’s recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame and his numerous public apologies. Hogan told TMZ back in March that he was “sorry for that forever” regarding his comments.
PWInsider reported late Saturday evening that both Hogan and Jimmy Hart were spotted flying into Cleveland, which is only a two hour drive away from Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh is the site of tonight’s WWE Extreme Rules PPV.
You can check out WWE’s official statement below.
Hulk Hogan reinstated into WWE Hall of Fame
STAMFORD, Conn. — After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake. These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.