On Friday the news broke, via National Enquirer, that the WWE had released Tery Bollea, Hulk Hogan over some controversial statements made on a tape years ago. At first we didn’t know the extent of what was said and then the information was released. Apparently Hulk Hogan was speaking to his friend about his daughter, Brooke Bollea, and her music career. He was talking about how he didn’t want her having to sleep with a black billionaires son to help her music career. That may sound bad, but then it became worse
I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, fucking niggers
But then when it comes to nice people and shit, and whatever.
I mean, I’d rather if she was going to fuck some nigger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall nigger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!
I guess we’re all a little racist. Fucking nigger
As you can tell, the WWE does not want this kind of behavior associated with the company so they promptly terminated his contract.
Hulk Hogan went to Twitter
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 24, 2015
Then WWE released a statement
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.
The WWE then promptly went through their website and removed every piece of Hulk Hogan merchandise and every mention of him. They have also removed the episodes of Tough Enough that feature Hulk Hogan as well removed him from the upcoming WWE 2K16. Hulk Hogan was also officially removed from the WWE Hall of Fame and with that it’s like he never existed.
Hogan released this official statement to People
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. This is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise.I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.