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Hulk Hogan is ‘not sure’ WWE will ever bring him back

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Hulk Hogan’s been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, but even though he’s still one of the names most people associate with pro wrestling, he remains persona non grata with the biggest wrestling company in the world.

That’s because of racial slurs and other prejudicial comments Hogan made on a sex tape which leaked to the media back in 2015. His successful lawsuit against the website Gawker over the release of the tape is a big topic during his interview with TMZ’s Harvey Levin on the new Fox News show OBJECTified. But Levin also asked the Hulkster about his relationship with WWE.

He says he’s still surprised the company fired him “because the WWE knows who I am. I'm not that person, that's not who I am and that's not what I do.”

It’s that approach - not simply owning the words, but providing numerous examples of how they don’t accurately represent who he is - which rubs a lot of people the wrong way, and is often cited as an example of why WWE shouldn’t bring him back.

Hogan does say he understands why the company cut him loose, but again, it’s not because he’ll say he did something wrong:

"I think they did what was best for business. They were worried about losing sponsors and network support.”

Asked if he thinks WWE will bring him back, Hulk tells Levin, “I’m not sure”. He’s also asked if he would return should they ask, but that answer is cut off in the teaser materials provided to sites like Wrestling Inc., so you’ll have to wait until the show airs Sunday, Sept. 24 at 8pm ET (or the post-No Mercy encore airing at 11pm) for his response.

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