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Hulk Hogan returning to WWE, hosting WrestleMania 30


Published:   |   Updated: February 21, 2014 at 05:31 PM

Brother, get ready, because Hulk Hogan is returning to the company he helped make famous.

The WWE announced today that Hogan has signed on to return to its flagship show, “Monday Night Raw,” beginning with an episode airing Monday night at 8 on the USA network.

Hogan is also set to host WrestleMania 30 on April 6, just more than 27 years after his Wrestlemania III match with Andre the Giant set a world record for attendance with 93,173 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome.

Hogan, who lives in Clearwater and whose real name is Terry Bollea, hasn't been part of the WWE since 2007. He'd instead been working with rival company TNA Wrestling. He's also a partner in the popular Hogan's Beach restaurant in Tampa.

He started his WWE career in 1979 (when it was still called the WWF), and first became champion in 1984 when he defeated The Iron Shiek in Madison Square Garden. He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

“Words cannot express how excited I am to be back in the WWE family,” Hogan said in a news release. “I only have one question for the WWE Universe: whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild as the host of WrestleMania 30?”

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