TMZ Sports caught up with Hulk Hogan‘s son, Nick Hogan, while he was on his way to visit his Hall of Fame father. Hogan talked about his dad’s recent appearance at WWE’s Saudi Arabian Crown Jewel show,
“He had never really been to the Middle East before, so it was his first time going to the Middle East. It was really interesting for him to see the reaction to Hulkamania in the Middle East. It was just a home run all around. It’s so cool. He face timed me from over there and it was pandemonium. It looked like Hulkamania in the 80s over here. It was just like, so many fans and so many people that had never gotten to see him or experience him in person before, so it was really cool.”
Hogan was asked about whether or not his father will ever retire,
“I don’t think that’s gonna – well, first of all everybody thinks it’s a joke; but, he’s still like over 6’5″ and over 300 pounds. He’s just a monster and he’s strong. It’s just insane, so I don’t know. He always just says he just loves it. He loves training. He loves the wrestling business. It run too deep in his blood. I don’t think he’ll ever quit.”
(Transcription Credit: Michael McClead, WrestleZone)
Hogan was released by WWE in 2015 due to racist remarks he made while he was unknowingly filmed for a sex tape. He was also unceremoniously removed from the company’s Hall of Fame; but, has since been reinstated with Crown Jewel being his very first appearance with the company. Hogan appeared exclusively during the show’s opening segment; but, has not been seen on WWE television since.
Hogan did take notice of the warm welcome he received and offered high praise for the Saudi audience in attendance, “The Power of Hulkamania & the power of my Hulkamaniacs are stronger than ever right here at the Crown Jewel.”
Readers can watch TMZ Sports’ interview with Nick Hogan below:
Nick Hogan On Why Hulk Hogan Will Never Retire & Crown Jewel Being A 'Home Run All Around'