Hulk Hogan On CM Punk’s Return And Andre The Giant

By: Ellisha Rader Mannering - March 11, 2014

CM Punk fans aren’t the only ones who want him to return to wrestling. Hulk Hogan recently expressed his desire to see CM Punk back in the ring again. Hogan said how happy he was to be back with the WWE but said that he wished he would see CM Punk come back as well.

CM Punk recently left the WWE and has not made any statements to the media, had any interviews or even posted on Twitter in over a month. Although CM Punk has not given a reason for leaving, many people believe it is due to the fact that for the third year in a row, he was passed over for the title match at next month’s WrestleMania.

Hogan himself admitted that he didn’t know much about CM Punk’s decision to leave the WWE or if he planned to come back anytime soon. He said that he hoped he was only on a short vacation and would make a return soon.

Hogan has some big plans for the WWE and recently announced that he has planned a 30-man “Over The Top Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal” for WrestleMania next month.

Hogan and Andre feuded throughout their wrestling careers but had always been close friends. Hogan defeated Andre at WrestleMania III in 1987 in front of a crowd of 93,173 people. Hogan won the match by body slamming the 520lb giant and finishing him with a running leg drop before covering him for the pin.

Andre the Giant, real name André René Roussimoff, died of congestive heart failure in 1993. He attended his father’s funeral the day before his death and passed away peacefully in his sleep.

Hogan and many other professional wrestlers often recall stories of Andre’s kindness and he is considered a legend of the sport.

What do you think of CM Punk leaving the WWE and Hulk Hogan planning a memorial match for Andre the Giant?

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  • chocolab

    cm punk is a punk. lol he bragged about being a champ for over a yr, but that was directly due 2 the fact he had no real competition. he rarely defended that title he carried. so now he throws a tantrum n leaves cause he doesnt get his way. perfect shining example of a “champ.” he can stay gone

    • Lolno

      Or it was scripted that he kept it that long. WHO COULD OF GUESSED?!

    • punkrocks

      In addition to the whole scripting thing, putting that aside, are you on crack choco? Let’s run a bucket list shall we:

      John Cena: Biggest WWE star int he passed decade, beaten.
      Danial Bryan: Biggest WWE star today, not too mention one of the only talented workers they have, beaten
      Chris Jericho: First Undisuputed (fancy way of saying first REAL WWE World Heavyweight Champion), another of the only talented ring workers WWE has, beaten.

      Not too mention a smattering of other guys either up and coming (Ziggler), bland and kinda just there (Del Rio) and just downright mishandled (Ryback) talents. I’d say it was an aight reign. Not too mention it also opened the door as a platform for WWE to bring up Ambrose, Rollins and Reigns and give us basically the only talent they have left in ring besides Bryan and Ziggler.

    • CW85X

      oh yeah and then batista comes swanning in after 4 years and all of a suden gets a title match handed to him on a silver platter, thats a true champ that is(sarcasm)

  • punker

    No he is the best he deserves respect!