Hulk Hogan teases a return to the ring.
The last time Hulk Hogan stepped foot in the ring, he teamed James Storm & Sting to defeat Bobby Roode, Bully Ray & Kurt Angle as part of TNA's Maximum IMPACT Tour. But Hogan is hoping to make one in-ring appearance before he officially calls it a career.
“I talked to Vince, and I said I really don’t know if I could live with myself knowing my last match was with TNA [Total Nonstop Action Wrestling],” Hogan told the Los Angeles Times. “If I can get fixed, I pray I can have one more match. I told Vince, ‘When I get through this back surgery, I’m going to get in the best shape of my life and we’re going to talk about me having one last retirement match.’"
When asked who he would like to wrestle in his final match, Hogan said, “I’d love for it to be against Vince [McMahon]. I had such a great time with him in the ring at WrestleMania 19. I had no idea what to expect from him, but he’s a great bad guy. His timing is great. I loved wrestling him, but everything he does hurts. When you’re in the ring with someone and they’re hurting you, you kind of pinch them on the wrist, and the whole match I was doing that to Vince. I was like, ‘Vince, take it easy!’ Everything he does hurts, but I’d like to get in the ring with him one more time for my last match. That would be perfect.”
Hogan defeated McMahon at WrestleMania XIX in Hogan's final WrestleMania match. Hogan was forced to retire in 2012 due to multiple back surgeries. Hogan mentioned WrestleMania 36, which takes place in his hometown of Tampa, Florida, as the potential site of his last match.