Originally posted by SKLOKAZOIDIt seems to me that they're totally half-assing the Hogan return. Hogan's out there wearing tie-dyed pants and his weightlifting belt, still wearing the black beard. Not to mention the use of Voodoo Chile for his theme when Real American is obviously the superior ring entrance music.
Yes, but this is not Hulk Hogan - this is *Hollywood* Hulk Hogan. The addition of that one word makes a big difference. Just as the name is a melding of his WWF and WCW identities, so the persona is a mix of both identities - the red-and-yellow with Hulkamania accents outfit from his first WWF run, combined with the beard and intro music of his WCW persona.
I'm going twenty-four hours a day...I can't seem to stop - "Turn Up The Radio", Autograph
They did show Edge nodding along to her promo backstage, so there was that hint that he was behind her decision. Also, she technically said she was just retiring from wrestling, not stopping being Edge's valet.