Hulk Hogan is an iconic legend in the sport of professional wrestling. Heck, even people who have never even watched a wrestling match know who he is. But there is no doubt that Hogan’s storied career of slamming giants and leading top factions has taken its toll on the Hulkster’s body. In total, he has had nine back surgeries. In fact, doctors told Hogan after his sixth surgery that he would never walk again.There have been multiple times throughout the years that I thought I had witnessed Hulk Hogan’s final match. Yet, here we are in the year 2014 and a 61-year old Hogan says he hopes for a final match at WrestleMania 31.
“At the end of the day, it’s me getting Vince’s ear, and me getting in Triple H’s ear, and talking to them into letting me rock the house one more time,” Hogan told CBSSports.com. “Cena would be the guy I’d love to get in the ring with, you know, if I could irritate Stone Cold so much he’d come out of retirement, I’d love to have him open a can of whoop ass on me and see what happens.”
As far as his back goes, Hogan said “my back doesn’t hurt at all, brother.” Hogan has dropped from 300 pounds to 290 in hopes of making his comeback a reality. “I’d love to get in there because I miss it and love it so much,” Hogan said. “I’d love to get in there and really just tear it down on one of the Mania’s one last time.”
Ultimately it will up to WWE whether or not Hulk Hogan steps foot in the squared circle for one final contest but any rational person cannot help but think that no sane doctor would clear Hulk Hogan to wrestle at this point in his life. Perhaps some sort of a tag team contest could take place where the immortal one doesn’t take any bumps would be more in order. What are your thoughts? Do you want to see Hulk Hogan back in the ring or should he stay out of in-ring competition?