Hulk Hogan Responds To Rusev's WrestleMania 35 Challenge -

Hulk Hogan Responds To Rusev’s WrestleMania 35 Challenge

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan is back.

In his first appearance at a WWE show since 2015, “The Hulkster” kicked off WWE Crown Jewel last Friday at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The WWE Hall of Famer opened the show wearing his usual red and yellow garb, along with a yellow feather boa, a red bandana, and a sleeveless Hulkamania shirt. As Hogan made his way to the ring, WWE’s announce team hyped Hogan as having held the WWE Championship for four years and Renee Young said that Hogan’s “still got it.”

As Hogan entered the ring as the Crown Jewel’s official host, the crowd roared and chanted, “Hogan! Hogan! Hogan!” Hogan was jubilant and replied, “It feels so good to be out here in front of the whole WWE Universe.” Hogan continued, “The Power of Hulkamania and the power of my Hulkamaniacs are stronger than ever right here at the Crown Jewel.” Hogan added, “It’s great to see you guys. It’s awesome to be back here in the WWE. It’s unbelievable to be your host tonight.”

Hogan then announced the start of the show before making his exit for the opening match of the World Cup: Rey Mysterio vs. Randy Orton.

Hogan tweeted after his appearance:

On Monday, Hogan sent out a humblebrag tweet saying that he needs to lose some weight following his appearance at Crown Jewel because he doesn’t want to look like he can beat up the entire WWE roster anymore.

Rusev responded to Hogan’s tweet by apparently challenging “The Hulkster” to a match at WrestleMania 35.

Hogan responded to Rusev’s challenge by saying that only will he beat him, he’ll also have a new manager in Lana.

This morning, Rusev responded to a fan who said he should go after the world title instead of wasting time with Hogan.

Rusev said in an interview during SummerSlam weekend that wrestling Hogan is his dream match.

“Hogan,” Rusev said without hesitation when asked who his dream match would be against.

“He’s back in the Hall of Fame. Yeah, Hogan, man he’s the guy I started watching wrestling because of him and I came to America because of him so I could be a professional wrestler, so definitely Hogan.”

Rusev also noted that Hogan personally shared a few stories with him a few weeks earlier on wrestling Ultimate Warrior and The Rock at WrestleMania.

“I talked to him a couple weeks ago about some different stories about matches with Warrior and WrestleMania with The Rock in Toronto and yeah. He knows so much and he has so much experience with so many stories to tell,” Rusev said.