Following Hulk Hogan’s three-year suspension that left him without employment in the WWE, the legendary wrestler was reinstated and couldn’t be happier. On Sunday, the 64-year-old wrestler tweeted that he had just met with “the WWE Superstars” and the love he received was “overwhelming.”
He has been praying for this moment every day and “finally feel(s) like I made it back home,” the wrestler said. The professional wrestling company announced they had lifted their suspension on Hulk Hogan after a leaked conversation hit the mainstream media three years ago, in which he had made several racial epithets.
In a statement released on Sunday, the organization said this is his “second chance” after his innumerable public apologies and volunteering with children’s programs.
As a result of his efforts, Mr. Hogan received an induction into the Boys And Girls Club Of America Alumni Hall Of Fame. Hogan, or Terry Bollea, lost his job back in 2015 after portions of a sex tape featured him using the N-word.
He used the racial slur when talking about the sex life of his daughter, Brooke Hogan. In a lawsuit against Gawker, the wrestler eventually won a $115 million settlement, which effectively ended Gawker’s reign of terror.
Interestingly, Peter Thiel, the inventor of PayPal, funded Hulk Hogan $10 million in his fight against Gawker, due to the publication’s frequent attacks on Thiel’s sexual orientation.
Just met with the @WWE Superstars and on all levels the volume of love and support was overwhelming. I’ve been praying for this day and I finally feel like I made it back home. Only Love 4 the #WWEUNIVERSE brother HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 15, 2018
In a statement to Us Weekly, Terry explained there was “no excuse” for that kind of language, and he was incredibly sorry.
The wrestler said he believes everyone is entitled to fair treatment in society, regardless of their identity based on gender, sexual orientation, race, and religious beliefs.
His cohort, Triple H, said to Us Weekly earlier that Hulk Hogan was a formidable part of WWE history, and it was a shame to see him go, but after he paid his dues, they would welcome him back.