Hulk Hogan could be nearing a WWE return although he is unlikely to wrestle. Pictured: Wrestler Hulk Hogan arrives at the premiere of HBO's 'Andre The Giant' at the Cinerama Dome on March 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Getty Images/Kevin Winter

Hulk Hogan has not been seen much in the WWE, but he did make a brief appearance at Crown Jewel. It was a brief appearance for the Hulkster, but it was enough for any WWE fan to rave about.

But then again, the landscape changes with Wrestlemania 35 fast approaching. For wrestling fans, this is normally the time when new and legendary WWE stars make an appearance, not necessarily to get involved in a physical capacity, but to appease longtime wrestling fans.

Speculating on a potential Hogan appearance hardly comes as a surprise. And if Brad Shepard's response on social media (via is to be believed, it seems that the "Immortal Hulkster" will be at the MetLife Stadium on April 8 in East Rutherford, New Jersey when the grand spectacle unfolds.

Hogan, 65, could make a special appearance backstage or maybe simply appear. It would be foolish to think he would get involved in some capacity. And while he is trying to erase a forgettable chapter of his life, getting involved in a limited capacity should be more than enough to get some fans up on their feet.

Back in December, Wrestling Observer Radio suggested that Hogan was about to sign a certain deal with the WWE. He is unlikely to wrestle and have something more like a Legends deal where he would be given the option to make an appearance during big events. There have been several WWE superstars who have had the same agreement such as Ric Flair.

If not a Legends deal, Hogan could be considered in a different capacity. With the WWE making some changes, he could be taking on the role of general manager. Mick Foley and Kurt Angle did that in the past, but it would be wise to leave out seeing the Hulkster wrestling again for obvious reasons.

He could also be a front for some rising WWE star, taking on a manager's role. There have been plenty of WWE legends who did this in the past. The list includes Bobby Heenan or perhaps even "Classy" Freddie Blassie. Hogan can certainly act out the role, either as a heel or face manager.

There are obviously plenty of things that the WWE can do to fit in Hogan. But the first order of business is re-introducing him into television and incrementally building on his character. Seeing the star power and following he has, he could end up being another boost for the company aching to jack up the ratings.