WWE issued the following today:
HULK HOGAN RETURNS TO JAPAN
TOKYO, Japan, April 24, 2014 – WWE® (NYSE:WWE) today
announced that WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan will appear at WWE Live in Tokyo on
Friday, July 11 and in Osaka on Saturday, July 12.
A larger-than-life pop-culture icon, Hogan is one of the biggest names in WWE
history. Earlier this month, Hogan was the host of WrestleMania® 30 at a sold
out Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. He has also appeared on WWE’s
flagship television program Monday Night Raw® and on WWE Network.
“Hulkamania™” was officially born on January 23, 1984 when Hogan defeated The
Iron Sheik to become WWE Champion at Madison Square Garden. He headlined
WrestleMania III, where he successfully defended the WWE Championship against
Andre The Giant in front of a record 93,173 fans at the Pontiac Silverdome.
Hogan went on to win six WWE Championships, starred in movies, television shows
and became an idol to a vast legion of fans he dubbed “Hulkamaniacs™.” Hogan was
inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 by Hollywood legend Sylvester
“Words cannot express how excited I am to be back in the WWE family,” said
Hulk Hogan. “I only have one question for the WWE Universe in Japan: ‘whatcha
gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild in Tokyo and Osaka, brother?’”
WWE Live takes place on Thursday, July 10 and Friday, July 11 at Ryogoku
Kokugikan in Tokyo and on Saturday, July 12 at Maishima Arena in Osaka. Tickets
go on sale to the general public this Saturday.