Hulk Hogan is tired of Hulkamania and has his sights set on joining WWE’s top faction The Bloodline.
“I’m tired of this Hulkamania crap. I wanna be Uced up. Then, now, forever, the future. I need some Uce, some Uce juice!”
Hogan’s quest to join the group might be difficult, however, as the faction is splintered after the events of the Royal Rumble on January 28th. The main event of the show saw Sami Zayn accompany Roman Reigns to the ring for his Undisputed WWE Universal Championship bout against Kevin Owens.
Earlier in the night, Reigns told fellow Bloodline members The Usos and Solo Sikoa to stay in the back for the bout as he wanted Sami Zayn to be out there alone. This edict came after Zayn was shown loyal to The Bloodline during the Trial of Sami Zayn on the previous Monday’s edition of Raw, but the Tribal Chief seemed to want to test the Honorary Uce’s loyalty even further as he faced off against Zayn’s longtime friend.
Zayn did his part during the bout and it seemed that his allegiance to The Bloodline couldn’t be shaken, even if he looked concerned about Owens‘ well-being. However, Reigns wasn’t satisfied with simply pinning Owens and retaining his title; instead, the Head of the Table wanted to inflict more damage, and after The Bloodline joined him in the ring to celebrate, all members continued laying a beating on Owens, going so far as to handcuff him to the ring.
Reigns handed a chair to Zayn and instructed him to hit the handcuffed Owens, and this proved to be one step too far. Instead, Zayn hit Roman Reigns in the back, severing ties with The Bloodline after working so hard to prove his loyalty over the previous months on WWE programming.
Jimmy Uso and Solo Sikoa wasted no time in joining Reigns as they beat down Zayn for his actions, but to the shock of the crowd, Jey Uso walked out on his family, refusing to participate any further. After the beatdown, officials tended to Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn before assisting them out of the arena.
Hulk Hogan Returned To WWE On January 23rd To Kick Off Raw Is XXX
Ahead of the Royal Rumble, Hulk Hogan made his way back to WWE television for the first time since serving as the guest host for WrestleMania 37 in 2021. The January 23rd episode of Raw, branded Raw is XXX, served as the 30th anniversary celebration for the red brand as the show originally debuted in January of 1993.
At the very start of the episode, the sounds of Real American rang out throughout the Philadelphia arena as Hogan made his way onto the ramp, accompanied by longtime associate Jimmy Hart. As he welcomed the crowd and spoke about the show’s 30 year history, Hogan’s microphone cut out on multiple occasions, and he was finally given a new microphone by a member of the production staff.
Video of Hogan’s appearance on Raw is XXX can be viewed below.
Elsewhere on Raw is XXX, The Bloodline held a Trial of Sami Zayn before The Usos faced off against The Judgment Day and retained their Raw Tag Team Championship. Full results from the show can be found here.
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