Hulk Hogan returns to WWE tonight on “Raw”

Just over 30 years after “Hulkamania” was born — when Hulk Hogan defeated The Iron Sheik to become WWE Champion on Jan. 23, 1984 — Hulk Hogan will return to WWE after last making an appearance in December 2007. Hogan’s return will take place on the Feb. 24 installment of Raw, airing live at 8pm ET on USA Network.

Hulk Hogan will also appear on WWE Raw Backstage Pass, which airs live on the new WWE Network at 11:05pm ET on Feb. 24. Additionally, Hogan will be hosting WrestleMania 30 on April 6.

“We are thrilled that Hulk Hogan has returned home to WWE,” said WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon, in a release. “It’s fitting to have him help us celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania and usher in a new era with the launch of WWE Network.”

“Words cannot express how excited I am to be back in the WWE family,” said Hulk Hogan, in the release. “I only have one question for the WWE Universe: Whatcha gonna do when Hulkamania runs wild as the host of WrestleMania 30?”