Hogan is coming out of retirement to join TNA Wrestling which stands for Total Nonstop Action.
“I’m thrilled to be jumping back into the world of professional wrestling,” said Hogan (56).
“My fans have been asking me to return to the business for many years on a full time basis, but the timing or the opportunity has never been right until now.”
His specific role will be “announced in the near future”.
For years Hogan was the best-known performer for World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW).
Hogan had a fairly successful VH1 reality series, Hogan Knows Best, which concluded in 2007. Then he co-hosted NBC’s revival of American Gladiators.
In his new book, My Life Outside the Ring Hogan reveals that only a surprise phone call from Laila Ali –– daughter of boxing legend Muhammad Ali –– one night kept him from committing suicide.
Hogan describes his depression after breaking up with his wife of 23 years, Linda, and coping with his son Nick’s car accident that left a friend of the younger Hogan brain-injured.
One night, after downing a cocktail of Xanax and rum, he had his finger on the trigger of a loaded gun when Ali, who was his co-star then on American Gladiators, called. Hogan says that phone call saved his life.
Ali told Access Hollywood that this was the first time she was hearing Hogan’s story.
“I do remember working with Hulk on the set of American Gladiators and he was going through a hard time, going through a divorce with his wife,” Ali said. She said the fact that she called him as he was considering suicide “was just divine intervention”. –– Reuters/ Access Hollywood.