According to WrestlingInc, WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 Inductee, Mark Henry, in a recent interview with Busted Open expressed his views on Hulk Hogan returning to WWE. The World’s Strongest Man also spoke about how Hogan is scheduled to be at the HBO premiere for the documentary, “Andre the Giant” in April, 2018, how he himself is not ready for The Hulkster to return to WWE and it seems like he is not the only one.
“On the 29th is the opening in Los Angeles and [Hogan is] in it,” Henry said. “It’s kind of a deal where you have to accept it. He’s a public figure. It doesn’t mean that everything he’s done is forgiven, you just gotta pick the good from the bad, see how you can help the situation. I sit on the chair of the delegation and they’re not ready. I’ve had many talks, I mean with dozens of guys. The consensus is there’s a lot of work to be done to heal that wound and fix that wall.”
Henry was asked to clarify what he meant by “the delegation.”
“The delegation is pretty much all of the more established African-American wrestlers in the country and in the world for that matter,” Henry responded. “There’s not a wrestling promotion that doesn’t house someone from the delegation.”
He was then asked what specifically Hulk would need to do to help heal the wound and Henry would like to see him get involved more with the public.
“It’s gonna have to be more community service and outside work,” Henry said. “Support for programs, even create a program that deals with diversity in the workplace.”
With WrestleMania 34 only a couple of weeks away (at the time of the interview), Henry was also asked if he would be shocked if Hogan made a surprise comeback to the company.
“I’m very rarely shocked, but in that case, I don’t know if I’m ready. I think there’s a lot to be done,” Henry said. “I believe that everybody should be given a second chance, but I also believe that you have to own your issue – whatever that issue – you gotta try to make closure on everybody else’s behalf, not just yours.”
Former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Mark Henry will be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame Class Of 2018 on Friday, April 6, 2018.
You can hear Henry’s full comments here:
"I don't know if I'm ready. There's a lot to be done." – @TheMarkHenry addresses the discussions between Hulk Hogan and the WWE, if we should see him at #WrestleMania 34 and what Hogan should do if he wants to come back. pic.twitter.com/CfZ23zlLaO
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) March 24, 2018