According to The Wrestling Observer, Hulk Hogan was recently examined by WWE doctors, and the company has made the decision not to book him in a match at WrestleMania, and furthermore, not to book Hogan to get physical in anyway at the PPV.
Instead, WWE will go ahead with the plan of Hogan making some type of non-wrestling appearance, although it has yet to be determined what Hogan will do.
Final 1/20 WWE Raw Rating
This week's edition of WWE Raw, which was the go-home edition of the show for the Royal Rumble PPV, finished with a 3.46 cable rating, which is up from the 3.12 the show drew last week.
As we previously reported, Raw this week saw an 11% increase in viewership from last week, but this week's show dropped 17% in viewership from the first hour to the final hour. This is a likely sign that viewers tuned in to see the return of Batista, then tuned out after his opening segment.