Hulk Hogan will return to WWE RAW on Monday!
After the passing of WWE Hall Of Famer ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund, it’s pretty apparent if you’re a younger wrestling fan who’s unfamiliar with the infamous stick man that he touched many, many lives.
One of the handful of names that ‘Mean’ Gene will always be linked to is that of Hulk Hogan, as the two conducted countless amounts of interviews with one another. While it’s only been a couple of months now since Hulk returned to WWE television back at Crown Jewel in November, it’s been over three years since his last appearance on Monday Night RAW.
Today, WWE has announced that will change this coming Monday, as the Hall Of Famer will return to the red brand to honor his late friend, Gene Okerlund:
“Let me tell you something, ‘Mean’ Gene …”
So began many of Hulk Hogan’s most memorable proclamations, making interviewer and backstage personality “Mean” Gene Okerlund a cornerstone of Hulkamania in the 1980s. Now, in the wake of Okerlund’s recent passing, Hogan returns to WWE programming this Monday night on Raw to honor his longtime friend.
In a Twitter post Tuesday night, Hogan called “Mean” Gene “the best partner I ever had” while describing their incredible off-the-cuff chemistry during their backstage interviews. That synchronicity even led to an unusual tag team partnership when Hogan and Okerlund battled George “The Animal” Steele and Mr. Fuji in 1984. Their training sessions before that match, which can be seen below, were perhaps even more entertaining than the bout itself.
Hogan and Okerlund’s friendship spanned the decades, from WWE to WCW and back to WWE. On Monday night, Hogan honors his brother.
Don’t miss this milestone moment on Monday Night Raw, beginning at 8/7 C on USA Network.