Hulk Hogan

Newly reinstated WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan made his return to WWE programming moments ago live at the company’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

Hogan revealed himself as the host of today’s event, something first reported among the wrestling media earlier this week. WWE never formally announced it before the show.

Here is an excerpt of the segment from Mike Tedesco’s Crown Jewel recap:

WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan is introduced to the crowd. Hogan is the host of Crown Jewel. This is Hogan’s first appearance on WWE television since July 2015. A loud Hogan chant fires up while fireworks go off. Hogan says, “Well let me tell you something, brother!” Hogan says it feels great to be out with the WWE Universe and all his Hulkamaniacs. Hogan says the power of Hulkamania is stronger than ever at “the Crown Jewel, jack.” It’s unbelievable to be the host. The show starts right now. Hogan asks,” What’cha gonna do when the power of Hulkamania and Crown Jewel run wild on you, brother?” Hogan poses while more fireworks explode.

WWE quietly added Hogan merchandise back to the WWE Shop website this week.