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Hulk Hogan set to return to WWE Raw to honor late friend ‘Mean’ Gene Okerlund

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Retired American professional wrestler, Hulk Hogan is set to return to Monday Night Raw for the primary time in 4 years.

The 65-year-old Hogan, who was fired from his veterans contract as a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) ambassador in 2015 for racist remarks caught on a leaked sex tape, will make an look on Monday when Raw emanates from Orlando, Florida.

Hogan will honor his longtime friend and Hall of Fame announcer “Mean” Gene Okerlund, who died Wednesday at 76.

Details about Hogan’s tribute to Okerlund weren’t given, however their friendship spanned a number of many years.

Mean Gene: Their interviews collectively shortly turned legendary, with Okerlund even teaming with Hogan within the ring in 1984

Both Hogan and interviewer Okerlund joined WWE, then referred to as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) within the early Eighties.

Their on-screen chemistry throughout interviews fashioned an inseparable bond comparable to Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell in boxing.

WWF to WCW: Hogan and Okerlund stayed with WWF until 1993, when Okerlund switched over to the rival World Championship Wrestling (WCW), with Hogan defecting a year later

Okerlund made his in-ring debut alongside Hogan for a tag-team match towards Mr. Fuji and George ‘The Animal’ Steele, with weekly coaching segments airing throughout WWF broadcasts.

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