|Hulk, seen in 1987, has not been on WWE TV since 2007. He will also host Wrestlemania 30 in April|
Hulk Hogan is returning to the WWE next week.
The 60-year-old star, who hasn't been on WWE television since December 2007, is set to make his re-debut on the flagship show Monday Night Raw.
He will then appear on WWE Raw Backstage Pass on Monday and will also host the special anniversary of WrestleMania 30 in New Orleans in April.
Confirming the news to WWE.com, the multi-time world champion, who first competed at the very first event in 1985, said: ‘Words cannot express how excited I am to be back in the WWE family.
'I only have one question for the WWE Universe: Whatcha you gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild as the host of 'WrestleMania 30'? (sic)’
|Hulk and his family starred in reality show Hogan Knows Best. His daughter Brooke, who he is seen with in 2007, then got her own spin-off show, Brooke Knows Best|
WWE Chairman Vince McMahon added: ‘We are thrilled that Hulk Hogan has returned home to WWE. It's fitting to have him help us celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania and usher in a new era with the launch of WWE Network.’
The legendary wrestler's return coincides with the launch of the WWE's new streaming network, which launches on the same day.
WWE Superstar Ryback recently said it ‘feels right’ for Hulk to get back in the ring.
The 32-year-old professional wrestler - real name Ryan Reeves - previously said: ‘To have a guy like Hulk Hogan come back for WrestleMania 30 it just feels right.
'His impact on the WWE and the significance of his career in the WWE to where it is now, he played a big part of that.
To have him back, and I don't know his physical condition or anything of that nature so I don't know what role he can play, but just to have someone like Hulk Hogan there in the building in New Orleans it just feels right. I'm hoping something can be done on that end.’
Hogan also made a name for himself in several movies and on reality show Hogan Knows Best, which ran from 2005 to 2007 and then led to his daughter's spin-off show Brooke Knows Best.
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