Their announcement said he was. And I and others rationalized that, allowing WWE to use the death of his friend & colleague Gene Okerlund as justification for Hulk Hogan’s first appearance on Raw since being fired in 2015 when a recording of Hogan declaring himself a racist went public.
But this tweet from WWE Shop pretty much puts the lie to that:
#Hulkamania is running wild this #tbt at #WWEShop! Get your @HulkHogan gear by heading to https://t.co/uNJhrphUqr today. #WWE #HulkHoganhttps://t.co/WCbP4cydmp pic.twitter.com/HcNBYodpsh— WWEShop.com (@WWEShop) January 7, 2019
Again, this isn’t news. We knew they were in the business of making money off Hogan even before his Raw return was booked.
But couldn’t they have waited until tomorrow to hawk merch?