WWE Has Fired Hulk Hogan Amidst Reports of Hulk Hogan Racist Audio Recording
On Thursday night, the WWE erased all mention of Hulk Hogan from its website. He was no longer listed as a WWE alum, as a WWE Hall of Famer, or as the host of WWE TV show Tough Enough. And that was pretty weird considering Hulk Hogan is the most famous and beloved professional wrestler of all time.
However, not long after that the WWE issued a statement portending some pretty bad news.
“WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea,” the statement read. “WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”
On Friday we learned what this is all about. It turns out that the Hulk Hogan sex tape that leaked three years ago also contained footage of Hogan having a very candid conversation about his feelings toward black people. And as part of Hogan’s $100 million lawsuit against Gawker Media over their publication of an excerpt of the tape, a transcript of that conversation was entered into evidence.
Now the National Enquirer and Radar Online have obtained and published excerpts of that transcript. And it’s really, really ugly.
Here’s an excerpt from the Enquirer report in which the Hulkster discusses how his daughter, Brooke Hogan, is letting some “black billionaire” fund her music career:
“I don’t know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy’s son,” Hulk raved, the sources add.
“I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever.”
Then, in a tirade to rival the racism embarrassments suffered by Mel Gibson and “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” Hulk unloaded even more hatred!
According to sources, he said: “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!
“I guess we’re all a little racist. F*cking n*gger.”
It’s unclear how the Enquirer and Radar obtained the transcripts. However, there’s no way the WWE would have disowned Hogan if the evidence presented to them wasn’t compelling.
As for Hogan, he has not issued an official statement about all this yet. However, late last night he did tweet this:
Talk about depressing. Sorry to ruin your childhood everybody.
Hat Tip – [Gawker]