Hulk Hogan's return to WWE has been rumored for some time now, but it appears the Hulkster is now closing in on a new deal with the company.
According to TMZ Sports, when the WWE was planning their "Greatest Royal Rumble" event in Saudi Arabia, one the members the royal family specifically asked for Hulk to participate. WWE didn't oblige, but the request reportedly opened a dialogue between Hulk and the WWE.
Per TMZ Sports:
Hogan was banned from the WWE in 2015 after footage containing him making racist remarks was made public. Hogan, who was upset with his daughter Brooke dating a black man, used the n-word several times in the tape and said, "I guess we're all a little racist," according to Wrestling Inc.
Hulk made an appearance at the HBO/WWE "Andre the Giant" documentary premiere in Los Angeles, California in March, but the company made it clear that he was not back with the WWE just yet.
Still, all signs point to Hogan signing a new deal with the WWE in the near future.