Hulk Hogan and World Wrestling Entertainment were unable to come to terms for a WrestleMania appearance, but the Hulkster will be stepping into the ring against a WWE Hall of Famer later this months anyways.
Hulk Hogan will wrestle Jerry "The King" Lawler on April 27th in Memphis, Tennessee at the famous Mid South Coliseum. This will be the first time that the two have wrestled in more then 25 years.
The event is being promoted Hulk Hogan himself, not by Memphis Wrestling or Jerry Lawler. Since his relationship with Vince McMahon went sour, Hogan has stated in several media appearances that he plans on running a tour of live shows to prove he can still draw. Fighting Jerry Lawler in Memphis is about as close to a sure-thing as you can get.
In related news, Jerry Lawler is currently booked to face Jonathan Coachman at an indy show in Danbury, Connecticut promoted by Northeast Wrestling. WWE has a history of pulling its talent from indy shows that also feature TNA wrestlers, so it will be interesting to see if this one goes on as planned.