"The Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart was the special guest on the most recent episode of Jerry Lawler's "Dinner with the King" podcast. The conversation turned to the possibility of Hulk Hogan returning to the WWE after his racial slur and sex tape scandal of a few years ago, now that the furor has calmed down.
Both men seemed to think it was not only possible, but likely ... and that it would be up to Hogan whether or not it happens.
Here are the submitted highlights:
Lawler: "In the wrestling world, you never say never. I thought it was way big overreaction what happened with Hulk in this most recent situation — the reason why he's not in WWE at the moment. But I think that has definitely blown over. It was never a big deal to begin with. And I don't think anybody even thinks about that anymore. I do think a lot of people would like to see Hulk come back.
"I think, right now, the ball is in Hulk's court. If he wants to come back, I think he would definitely be able to come back."
Hart: "You have seen clips of the Hulk being sprinkled into video packages lately on WWE programming. So I think one day that Hulk will be back where he deserves to be, with the WWE. I really do."
This episode also includes discussion about Hogan's early matches Memphis, as well as Hart and The King sharing some Memphis stories. You can listen to this week's show in the video above. The conversation about Hogan starts at about the 37:45 mark.