Is Hulk Hogan out of the WWE??
The corporation seems to have cut all ties with the wrestler, removing all of his merchandise and even his name from their website — including from the Hall Of Fame.
Rumor is it’s damage control after a 2012 radio interview surfaced in which Hogan says the N-word!
In the interview DJ Whoo Kid — who is African American — asks Hulk if any of “any black guys” ever call him “my n***a?”
“Well, Booker T used to do that to me on TV, and every time I pull up YouTube there’s that famous thing with Booker T and his brother is there and they’re all talking trash, and Booker T says, ‘I’m coming for ya Hogan, you n***er’├óΓé¼ΓÇ£and not ‘n***a,’ he goes ‘n***er.'”
Hogan is quoting this interview:
While this is obviously insensitive language, it could be argued he’s only saying it aloud to distinguish specifically what his fellow wrestler said.
He then said he didn’t understand why it was OK for them to use it in a friendly way but not him.
Listen to the interchange (below):
It sounds to us like Hulk needs to sit down with some people who can give him an education on how that word coming from his mouth could offend a lot of people.
But that may not be the worst of it.
According to some sources, the interview only got noticed because of some much worse things Hulk said in his leaked sex tape!
Transcripts of the audio — filed as part of Hogan’s ongoing lawsuit over the tape — reportedly contain more use of the N-word, this time in relation to whom he thinks his daughter Brooke Hogan should be dating!
Unfortunately, we can’t verify these claims as the records are currently sealed from public release.
Either way, reports of Hogan’s language have landed him in hot water not just with his company but with fans, many of whom are calling him a racist on social media.
Hogan didn’t exactly confirm the news that the WWE had dropped him, but did imply moving on with his single public statement once the controversy started. He tweeted:
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH
├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥ Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 24, 2015
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