Hulk Hogan fires up the crowd between matches during WrestleMania 21 in Los Angeles on April 3, 2005. Photo: Chris Carlson

London - Hulk Hogan paid tribute to the fans who made his return to WWE last night (24.02.14) a "great" occasion.

The 60-year-old Hall of Famer, who last appeared on WWE television in December 2007, received a rapturous welcome as he stepped inside the ring on 'RAW' at the Resch Center in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

The Hulkster took to Twitter after the show - which coincided with the launch of the WWE Network, an online subscription streaming service - to thank his "Hulkamaniacs" for making his return so special.

He tweeted: "Great night for me and all my Hulkamaniacs, with such a warm welcome from the talent in the back to the ROAR of the WWE UNIVERSE, only Love HH (sic)"

The multi-time world champion also took to his account prior to entering the ring to announce that he thriving off the positive "energy" the fans had created in the building.

He tweeted: "What a great energy at the building in Green Bay, I'm ready NOW!!! HH (sic)"

Hulk also praised the rest of the WWE locker room - which includes Superstars such as John Cena, Daniel Bryan and Dave Batista - for their work ethic and admitted he was going to have to up his game to keep up.

He wrote on Twitter: "Still Rollin with the crew, ,just landed in NY headed to Stamford Ct, gotta get my stride correct, these guys still run hard brother! GRATEFUL HH (sic)"

Hulk is returning to host 'WrestleMania XXX' in New Orleans in April. The iconic grappler competed at the very first 'WrestleMania' in 1985 tagging with his 'Rocky III' co-star Mr. T. - Bang Showbiz