Hulk Hogan made his return to WWE as part of last week’s Season Premiere of Monday Night Raw, when it was announced that he would assemble a team of five current WWE superstars to battle a team that will be put together by Ric Flair at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on October 31st.
Rusev and Seth Rollins have already been announced for Hogan’s team, while Randy Orton and Baron Corbin have so far been announced as their opposition.
Hulk Hogan is 66 years old, which could be why WWE decided to have both WWE Hall of Famers work as coaches for this match in the Middle East, but despite his age, Hogan is hoping that he will get the chance to step into the ring again one more time, at WrestleMania.
Hogan recently spoke to Los Angeles Times, where he confirmed that he needed back surgery but one final match was still on his mind.
“I talked to Vince (McMahon), and I said I really don’t know if I could live with myself knowing my last match was with TNA. 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,’” he said via UPROXX.
This is obviously something that Hogan has been thinking about for a while since he also revealed that he has an opponent in mind for this retirement match.
“I’d love for it to be against Vince. 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.”
Right now, Hogan will have to be happy with traveling to Saudi Arabia as a coach, but if his surgery goes well, then The Immortal One could very well live up to his name and put on one final wrestling match at WrestleMania in the future.