Hulk Hogan returns to WWE in time for new network

Hulk Hogan at the Comedy Central Roast of

Hulk Hogan at the Comedy Central Roast of David Hasselhoff. (Aug. 1, 2010) (Credit: AP)

WrestleMania and Hulkamania are officially reunited.

The company announced Friday that the iconic grappler will serve as the host of WrestleMania 30 on April 6 at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.

Hogan was aligned with rival TNA Wrestling from 2009 until late last year when his contract expired. He last appeared with WWE in 2007 for the 15th anniversary of Monday Night Raw.

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“We are thrilled that Hulk Hogan has returned home to WWE,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon. “It’s fitting to have him help us celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania and usher in a new era with the launch of WWE Network.”

Hogan will make his return on Raw Monday night, 11 hours after the company’s online streaming network is made available via

“Words cannot express how excited I am to be back in the WWE family,” said Hogan. “I only have one question for the WWE Universe: whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild as the host of WrestleMania 30?”

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