Why isn't Hulkster on the cover?
It could be Vince’s way of exercising his power by leaving/writing Hogan, Flair, etc. out of the history books.
Vince is so gung-ho on new talent right now.
By building an entirely new roster, he’ll likely lose a lot of the older fan base, which will slowly be replaced by newer fans who have little to no idea who Hulk Hogan is.
Hogan and Flair are destined to become the next Strangler Lewis / Lou Thesz / Bruno Sammartino - all great workers who are but mere names sometimes read about or referenced by today’s stars.
Eventually, the current crop of fans will never be able to say, I remember seeing Hulk Hogan when…