Most people figured that Hogan was back as a figurehead and he would do promotional tours, autograph signings and make random appearances at WWE events like Edge, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Nature Boy Ric Flair do.
However, one WWE superstar has now issued an open challenge to Hulk Hogan to fight him at WrestleMania in 2019.
— Rusev (@RusevBUL) November 5, 2018
As the tweets show, Hulk Hogan took his return as a chance to insult most of the WWE roster. Hogan said he needed to slim down since his arms are bigger than most of today’s wrestler’s legs. He also said that he looks like he could beat up the entire roster.
Rusev, who is not small by any means, stepped up and said that Hogan should start with him.
It was typical Rusev bravado, as he has become the king of social media in the WWE right now and has so much more personality than many fans could have believed based on his days as a monster.
Sadly, Hulk Hogan responded.
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) November 6, 2018
Rusev deserves to wrestle in the main event and that does not mean battling Hulk Hogan at WrestleMania. Hogan is 65-years-old and his back and hips are shot. There is absolutely no way that Hogan could wrestle a match now and look any good.
Hopefully, Rusev and Hogan are just messing around. Hopefully, the WWE doesn’t read these tweets and get any funny ideas. Rusev should be battling for titles and Hulk Hogan should be on the sidelines as an ambassador at best.