There are only a few weeks left until the most important PPV of the year is broadcast at WWE and the engines are starting to heat up. The Company has just announced that Hulk Hogan and Titus O'Neil will be the official hosts of WrestleMania 37, scheduled for Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 April at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa Bay, Florida.
It is not the first time that WWE has decided to entrust this task to the Hall of Famer. Hogan, in fact, had been the host of WrestleMania XXX in 2014 where he was the protagonist of a sensational botch, exchanging the Mercedes-Benz SuperDome for the Pontiac SilverDome.
For Titus O'Neil, however, this is his first television appearance after being defeated in a few minutes by Bobby Lashley on Raw, on November 9th.
Hulk Hogan and Titus O’Neil’s WrestleMania roles
Hulk Hogan and Titus O'Neil had been grilled in the past due to the racist scandal involving the Hulkster, which was banned from programming.
WWE then decided to rehabilitate him after several years and initially Titus seemed not to have accepted his apology, raising his voice backstage. The former NXT star then switched sides, stating that she doesn't hold any grudges against him.
The relations between the two, therefore, seem to have reconnected. WrestleMania will be broadcast exclusively on Peacock TV (an agreement earned the WWE over a billion dollars) in America and on the Network in other countries around the world, including Italy.
After a momentary hiatus, tickets have finally gone on sale and WWE will return to admitting audiences inside a stadium for the first time since the outbreak of the health emergency. The current protocols will obviously be respected and the entire capacity will not be filled, but it is in any case a step towards returning to normal after months of ThunderDome.
Fans might remember that Hulk Hogan issued an apology to the entire WWE locker room for his racist comments before the 2018 Extreme Rules PPV. Several WWE Superstars weren't convinced by the apology. Hogan warned the locker room to be careful about what they say as they might be recorded in secret.
The comment didn't sit well with O'Neil and he opened up on the same during an interview with Busted Open Radio. “This is not about second or third chances. This is about a man making a decision to make statements that he truly felt in his heart I believe at that time.
He may not feel that way now, he may regret it. But to come out and say, ‘I didn’t know I was being recorded’ and ‘ be careful what you say and ‘I don’t remember saying that stuff.’ When you start out an apology like that.
Dude, you lost it already. I wanted to give him a chance, I didn’t know what that meeting was about going in but I wanted to give him a chance," said Titus O'Neil.