Monday Night Raw on Feb. 24 from Green Bay, Wisconsin may prove to be one of the most newsworthy and eventful shows for the WWE in years. Not only does this date coincide with the launch of the much-anticipated WWE Network, but there are also rumors of several major returns.
TMZ has reported that Hulk Hogan will make his return on Monday night. Hogan hasn’t been seen on WWE television since the 15th anniversary of Raw on Dec. 10, 2007. On that night, the Hulkster saved Hornswoggle from a beating at the hands of the Great Khali. Hopefully, Hogan’s next appearance is more memorable.
Hogan has reportedly been training at WWE’s Performance Center in Florida. One would suspect that Hogan will be part of WrestleMania XXX in some shape or form, and his exact role in the proceeds may be revealed on Raw. Rumors have suggested that Hogan could be used as a guest host for WrestleMania, similar to how the Rock was used at WrestleMania XXVII. However, the fact that Hogan has been training might indicate that his role will be physical in some regard.
Interestingly enough, Hogan may not be the only star returning on Monday; rumors have surfaced that the Undertaker will make his return as well. The Deadman has been off WWE TV since Apr. 26 of last year when he defeated Dean Ambrose on SmackDown. After the match, Undertaker was attacked by all three members of the Shield and powerbombed through the commentator’s table.
Perhaps not coincidentally, Brock Lesnar and Paul Heyman have also been rumored to appear on Raw. There has been a longstanding idea in the company to have Lesnar square off with Undertaker at WrestleMania XXX, so they may have decided to go through with this plan. Chances are we’ll find out sooner rather than later.
It is still unclear whether or not Lesnar will make an appearance at WWE Elimination Chamber on Sunday night, but it seems unlikely at this juncture.
With several substantial returns in place as well as the launch of the WWE Network, Raw on Monday could very well be one of the most memorable in history. It’s hard not to wonder if the WWE has any more surprises in store.