By Jason Powell, Prowrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
Hulk Hogan spoke with BuffaloNews.com about attempting to rehabilitate his image. “People know me,” Hogan said. “I’m human being like anybody else, and sometimes, people make mistakes. When they do, you watch that person a little bit more closely than you did before to see what kind of person they really are. I just want people to judge me by my actions, not a few misspoken words. To those few fans who feel (hurt), I’m forever sorry, and I’ll do whatever I can to make them feel comfortable with me.”
Hogan was also asked about rumors of him returning to WWE. “Until you hit a home run, it’s not a home run,” replied Hogan. “All these things say it’s imminent or rumors, that’s like saying ‘maybe, possibly, could be.’ Until I’m back home with the WWE, I’m not home. Hopefully some day I can go back home and be with my family, the wrestlers and all the people I love. I just really, really hope it happens.” Read the full interview at BuffaloNews.com.
Powell’s POV: Hogan did the interview to promote his appearance at the Nickel City Con event on May 19. I continue to assume that Hogan will return to WWE sooner rather than later, though it remains to be seen in what capacity they will use him. It’s interesting that used the words “few fans” while discussing those who are still upset with him. Based on the feedback I get whenever I run a story on Hogan it certainly seems like there’s more than a few fans who fall into that category.
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