“Mr. America” 2003

 Was the whole "Mr. America" Hulk Hogan angle on Smackdown in 2003 ever supposed to actually have gone somewhere?  They spent a lot of time on that storyline, then Hogan was gone in a flash.  Any idea?  Thanks. 

In Hogan's mind it was leading to him being WWE champion again, but Vince disagreed and thus we never found out what the payoff was.  That seemed to happen a few times with Hulk.