And stay out. There may have never been a bigger star in wrestling history than Hulk Hogan. His explosion in popularity in the 1980s changed wrestling forever, turning it into a national sensation. Hogan went on to become a pop culture sensation and eventually even had another great run as one of the best heels of all time. That is quite the resume, but it might not be enough for everyone.
While Hogan wrestled for almost every major promotion of the last generation, he has never appeared for AEW. That is quite the box left unchecked, as AEW has gone from nothing to the second biggest promotion in the United States in less than a year. Almost no one has ever done anything like that in history and they have done it without Hogan. That status is not likely to change anytime soon.
Earlier this week, Hogan’s ex-wife Linda made some since deleted comments on Twitter, saying that most of the recent looting around the United States has been done by African Americans. This caused AEW President Tony Khan to reply, saying that Linda was now banned from all future AEW shows, just like her husband. The Hogans have been divorced since 2009 and Linda has never been married to anyone else, meaning the tweet was likely about Hulk. It is not clear why Hulk has been banned, though he has a history of racial statements as well.
You’ve now joined your husband in being banned from all AEW shows. Congratulations.
— Tony Khan (@TonyKhan) June 2, 2020
Here’s what they’re missing out on. Check out some of Hogan’s best moments:
Opinion: Well at least they have a definitive answer for the Linda Hogan audience as you wouldn’t want to leave them hanging. Linda’s comments were never going to be well received and I can’t say I’m surprised that Khan wasn’t pleased with them. Khan is in a position where he can say a lot of things and not have to worry about them, though this isn’t exactly a controversial statement.
What do you think of Khan’s statement? Could Hulk have value for AEW? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!