One of the most noticeable absences from the lineup of guest stars appearing on the 25th anniversary edition of Monday Night Raw this Monday night is Hulk Hogan. WWE has been hesitant to bring Hogan back ever since he was released back in 2015 for racist comments that he made in his leaked sex tape. Hogan himself has stated that he plans on watching the event from his home on Monday night, but several fans still speculated that he could be returning on Monday night. WWE has now shot down any chances of Hogan appearing on the show. WWE issued a statement to the Washington Post saying, “at this time, WWE remains committed to its decision.” While several names from the past will be appearing on Raw soon, don’t expect to see Hogan back in WWE any time soon.
Paige was reportedly given the news that her in-ring career in WWE has come to an end not too long ago. Despite this, WWE and Paige have remained quiet on her early retirement thus far, and the company has only confirmed that she won’t be participating in the Royal Rumble match on January 28th. Unfortunately, the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter has now backed up previous reports claiming that Paige will not be coming back to the ring. Meltzer claims that Paige was given the news during this past Monday’s Raw event. Paige is reportedly in denial over her retirement at the moment. She is still expected to remain on television in a non-wrestling role.
Impact Wrestling lost Ethan Carter III, Bobby Lashley, Chris Adonis, and Laurel Van Ness this week. Unfortunately, it looks like the company has severed ties with another performer only a few days later. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter has revealed that Hania the Huntress. Hania reportedly had heat with most of the Impact personnel backstage. She also reportedly refused to work with Su Yung and Taya Valkyrie. As of now, the departure has not been confirmed by Hania or Impact Wrestling, but the belief is that she has been let go by the promotion. Hania only recently joined Impact, and her appearances on the show have been limited thus far.