Hulk Hogan will not be part of WrestleMania 33, but he will be in the Orlando area that week.
With WrestleMania just a few weeks away, Hogan discussed his current WWE status in a tweet:
Maniacs I have no plans to be at WM33,I will be at Hogans Beach Shop Orlando on International Dr,March 29/April 3D-? See u at HBS! BrotherHH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 17, 2017
Maniacs I have no plans to be at WM33,I will be at Hogans Beach Shop Orlando on International Dr,March 29/April 3D-? See u at HBS! BrotherHH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) March 17, 2017
This is one of two Hogan's Beach Shop locations. Its grand opening will be March 30, and Hogan will be signing autographs every day at the Orlando shop between March 29 and April 4. The original is in Tampa.
Hogan has been on the outs with WWE since July of 2015, after audio was published by The National Enquirer and other media outlets after racist comments he made on his leaked sex tape. At the time, Hogan was serving as a judge on that season of Tough Enough.
The biggest star on the WWE roster for most of the 1980s, Hogan played a pivotal role on the first nine incarnations of WrestleMania, then returned 15 years ago for a one-on-one showdown with The Rock. His last WrestleMania match came in 2003, against Vince McMahon. Click here to see the Fightful.com countdown for Hogan's top 10 WrestleMania matches ever.
Back in November, there were rumors Hogan would make his WWE return at WrestleMania, which Hogan addressed on Eric Bischoff's podcast. Later that month, Finn Balor told ScreenGeek he would welcome Hogan back "with open arms" should he return to the company.
WrestleMania 33 takes place April 2 from Camping World stadium in Orlando.
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