Legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan makes shock WWE comeback at Crown Jewel

Hulkamania was running wild in Saudi Arabia as the legendary Hulk Hogan make a shock WWE comeback.

The 65-year-old has not been seen in a WWE ring since 2015 when his contract was terminated amid a racism storm, when a video emerged of him using the N-word slur, and an alleged sex tape scandal.

Iconic 12-time world champion Hogan was reinstated to the WWE’s Hall of Fame earlier this year, however.

And he received a stunning reception as he was presented as the official host of the Crown Jewel event.

In a statement in July, WWE said: "After a three-year suspension, Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame.

"This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake.

"These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame."

And Hogan’s surprise appearance at the King Saud University Stadium was his first since his controversial exit.

Hogan’s last appearance for WWE was at WrestleMania 31, when he reunited with Scott Hall and Kevin Nash to reform the controversial WCW faction nWo.

They came to Sting’s rescue in his match against Triple H, who was joined by D-Generation X members Billy Gunn, X-Pac, Road Dogg and Shawn Michaels.

Hogan became a household name in the 1980s and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.

The fan favourite’s legend was boosted by a famous victory over Andre the Giant in front of 93,173 fans at WrestleMania 3 in 1987.

Before WrestleMania in April this year, he appeared at a premiere in Los Angeles for a documentary on his famous rival Andre the Giant.

At the time, WWE said he was an important part of Andre’s history, but he was not scheduled to be at any upcoming WWE events.

Rumours of a return for Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, grew after WWE admitted having "discussions" with him about how to "learn from his mistakes".

The icon had previously said he would "love to change that last story that was told with the Hulk Hogan career" and have one last run with the company.

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