WWE Reinstates Hulk Hogan, And What That Could Mean For 'WWE 2K19'

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 29: Hulk Hogan and Triple H attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Andre The Giant from HBO Documentaries on March 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)

</div> </div> <p>On Sunday, just hours before the start of the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view, <a href="https://www.wwe.com/article/hulk-hogan-reinstated-into-wwe-hall-of-fame" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.wwe.com/article/hulk-hogan-reinstated-into-wwe-hall-of-fame" rel="nofollow">the WWE announced its decision</a> to lift Hogan’s suspension stemming from <a href="https://www.cinemablend.com/television/Hulk-Hogan-Fired-From-WWE-Over-Racist-Comments-Read-Them-Here-73687.html" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.cinemablend.com/television/Hulk-Hogan-Fired-From-WWE-Over-Racist-Comments-Read-Them-Here-73687.html" rel="nofollow">racial slurs</a> used in a now <a href="https://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Gawker-Or-Hulk-Hogan-Who-Should-Win-Legal-Fight-48925.html" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://www.cinemablend.com/pop/Gawker-Or-Hulk-Hogan-Who-Should-Win-Legal-Fight-48925.html" rel="nofollow">infamous sex tape</a>.</p> <blockquote> <p><span>After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake. These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys &amp; Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.&nbsp;</span></p> </blockquote> <p> </p> <p>Hogan showed appreciation and gratitude for the second chance via Twitter.</p> <blockquote class="twitter-tweet"> <p dir="ltr" lang="en">Just met with the <a href="https://twitter.com/WWE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://twitter.com/WWE?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow">@WWE</a> 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 <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWEUNIVERSE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://twitter.com/hashtag/WWEUNIVERSE?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow">#WWEUNIVERSE</a> brother HH</p> <p>— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) <a href="https://twitter.com/HulkHogan/status/1018589061852917766?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" target="_blank" data-ga-track="ExternalLink:https://twitter.com/HulkHogan/status/1018589061852917766?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw" rel="nofollow">July 15, 2018</a></p> </blockquote> <p>Hogan hasn’t appeared in a WWE video game since <em>WWE 2K15</em>, which was released in 2014 and the mobile game, <em>WWE Immortals</em>, released in 2015. As one of the most popular legends in the industry’s history, many fans of the game have felt some level of a void without Hogan’s presence on the <em>WWE 2K</em> roster.</p>

<p>The <em>WWE 2K</em> creation&nbsp;community has created him since the suspension and Hulkamaniacs have had to make due with these high-quality recreations. Perhaps that won’t be necessary in the near future. We’ll see if Hogan makes it into <em>WWE 2K19</em> and forthcoming game from the series.</p>” readability=”35.3120787973″>

After a three-year suspension, pro wrestling legend Hulk Hogan has been reinstated to the Hall of Fame. That would likely mean it’s possible for Hogan to again be included in WWE programming and even in future WWE video games–including the upcoming WWE 2K19.

LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 29: Hulk Hogan and Triple H attend the Los Angeles Premiere of Andre The Giant from HBO Documentaries on March 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO)

On Sunday, just hours before the start of the WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view, the WWE announced its decision to lift Hogan’s suspension stemming from racial slurs used in a now infamous sex tape.

After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame. This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake. These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame. 

Hogan showed appreciation and gratitude for the second chance via Twitter.

Hogan hasn’t appeared in a WWE video game since WWE 2K15, which was released in 2014 and the mobile game, WWE Immortals, released in 2015. As one of the most popular legends in the industry’s history, many fans of the game have felt some level of a void without Hogan’s presence on the WWE 2K roster.

The WWE 2K creation community has created him since the suspension and Hulkamaniacs have had to make due with these high-quality recreations. Perhaps that won’t be necessary in the near future. We’ll see if Hogan makes it into WWE 2K19 and forthcoming game from the series.

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