Daily Archives: July 25, 2015

Breaking WWE News: WWE severs all ties with Hulk Hogan following racist tirade

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After WWE.com removed all references to WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan yesterday (including his Hall of Fame profile and his listing as a judge for Tough Enough) amidst rumors of the release of a racist rant from several years ago. Earlier today, a transcript of the racist rant was released to the public and WWE was quick to distance themselves from Hogan, releasing an official statement on their website. The statement reads, “WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan). WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.” This is the fourth time that Hulk Hogan has been let go by WWE and by far the most controversial.

The inexcusably racist rant was captured as part of a Hulk Hogan sex tape (which Hogan is suing Gawker.com over for releasing) and, while far too offensive to repeat, the rant involves Hogan discussing his daughter Brooke potentially dating an African-American man and Hogan goes on a tangent about this possibility which is not only heavily racist, but is also offensive towards his own daughter.

Several people sounded off on the racist remarks, including Hogan himself, who gave exclusive comments to People Magazine after the news broke, stating “Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it,