No matter how deep the divide, no matter how strained the relationship, Triple H has managed to broker deals to bring some of the biggest stars in the history of professional wrestling back home to WWE. That list includes Bruno Sammartino, Ultimate Warrior, and now, with the recent announcement that he will return to Monday Night Raw on Feb. 24, 2014, in Green Bay, as well as guest host WrestleMania 30 on April 6 in New Orleans, Hulk Hogan.
Here are the comments he gave to the Associated Press (via Huff Post Sports):
"It's time for him to come home. I don't think there's ever been a doubt that Hulk Hogan was, in some way, a WWE commodity."
The two apparently reconnected at a charity event last year and it was there that the lines of communication were opened leading to the two sides reaching a deal to bring Hogan back into the fold.
The timing couldn't be better.
Elimination Chamber is Sunday, a historic episode of Raw comes the night after, that episode coincides with the launch of the WWE Network, and, as mentioned previously, WrestleMania 30 is now just six weeks away.
That's without even mentioning the company negotiating new television deals for Raw and SmackDown.
Hogan also commented on coming back home to WWE:
"I definitely want to stay here in the WWE. I just can't see myself ever being anywhere else. This is home. It always has been home. In the twilight of my career, what a great way to be part of the final hurrah for Hulk Hogan and all the Hulkamaniacs."
He also wouldn't rule out coming back for one more match, though WWE is unlikely to allow him to do so considering the fact that he can't pass a company mandated physical.
Still, he's back and Hulkamania will likely run wild until he disappears from the spotlight.