Hulk Hogan is out…but for how long?
As reported by WWE.com Friday afternoon, Hulk Hogan has suffered a knee injury, and after having an MRI this weekend, the WWE Hall of Famer learned that he has a partially torn meniscus and will be unable to make his scheduled appearance on RAW Monday night.
The MRI showed a slight tear in the meniscus in his right knee. At this time, Hogan has opted not to have surgery. He did, however, receive a cortisone shot, which has helped alleviate some of the pain. It is still unknown whether or not the knee injury will prevent Hogan from competing against Randy Orton at SummerSlam.
WWE.com spoke with Hogan who was disappointed over the fact he won't be at RAW.
"I've prided myself over the last 25 years of not getting injured and disappearing," said the WWE Hall of Famer. "Normally I can work through any injury, but the problem is that this is my good knee, which means I can't rely on my surgically repaired knee to shoulder the rest of the burden."
Hulk Hogan and Hulkamania has always been one of the most indestructible forces in sports-entertainment. But after more than a quarter century of competing inside the squared circle, Hogan is starting to realize that maybe he's not immortal after all.
"I'm sort of freaking out. I'm beginning to learn I'm a lot older," said Hogan. "And with age, it's tough to be the same dependable guy I've been in the past. I realize that as I get up there in age, I can't go on forever."
Hogan's knee injury will be reevaluated in the middle of the week, but regardless of whether or not he can compete at SummerSlam, the Hulkster had a message for the Legend Killer.
"I'll tell you this, no matter what happens, Randy Orton has not heard the last of me," he said.
Orton in the meantime, told WWE.com Friday that he questioned the legitamcy of Hogan's injury. WWE.com spoke with Orton again as he returned from RAW's trip to Australia, and his attitude towards Hogan wasn't much different.
"I told you last week (Friday), he got hurt getting off a couch. That's all I have to say about that," said the Legend Killer.
While Hogan did admit that he heard his knee pop while getting up from his couch, that is just part of the story.
"It started about two weeks ago, like a toothache," Hogan said on Friday, "the joint on the outside of the knee. I was complaining to my son Nick that it was killing me all the time. I have been on the road with my daughter Brooke and haven't been able to work out my legs like I should."
Hogan added: "Friday, I did a couple of leg exercises at a gym. When I got home, I sat on my new couch and it was like sitting in a hole. When I got up, it sounded like a snap, an explosion in the kneecap. I can stand and walk a bit, but it's hard for me to sit and get up and down the stairs."
Despite the injury, Hogan is still scheduled to face Orton at SummerSlam. Will Hogan be able to recover in time to face the Legend Killer? Will Orton even get the chance to add Hogan's legendary name to his list of legends killed? Keep checking back with WWE.com for all of the details.