5 Pretty Racist Storyline Moments Still on the WWE Network

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5 things to know tonight: The latest in the gym mat death investigation.

Hogan first took to the ring in 1977, but now is longer listed as a WWE alumni or hall of famer, while Hulk Hogan merchandise has been withdrawn in the fall-out of the controversy. The relationship between pro wrestling icon Hulk Hogan and the WWE was terminated Friday, amid unconfirmed reports of an alleged racist tirade made by the 61-year-old. “It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it,” Hogan said in an exclusive statement to People magazine Friday, in which he referred to his departure from WWE as a resignation.It comes after the star apologised for his “unacceptable” language, with his daughter Brooke creating a heartfelt poem begging fans not to be “tough” on her father.

AP FILE – Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, arrives for a news conference at the United States Courthouse in Tampa, Fla. Gym mat death investigators seize phones, computers of FBI agent and sons: Federal agents on Tuesday seized computers and cell phones belonging to the agent, his wife and their two sons as part of an ongoing investigation into the 2013 death of a Valdosta teen. [Read more] 2. Initially, there were rumors that Hogan was let go over a radio interview he gave on DJ Whoo Kid’s Sirius XM show “Whoolywood Shuffle” back in 2012.

The transcript was contained in a sealed deposition that is part of a $100 million lawsuit Hogan filed against the gossip site Gawker for posting online a video of him having sex with a friend’s ex-wife. One fan had written that they “highly doubt” that the wrestling star was racist, to which Hogan responded: “yo King thank you my brother,that’s not who I am,only love. WWE fires Hulk Hogan over racist rant caught on tape: The organization also completely scrubbed any mention of him from the WWE website, including the Hall of Fame page. In that incident, he used the n-word while relating a story about how a fellow wrestler, Booker T, who is African-American, accidentally used the slur to describe Hogan during a now infamous pre-fight interview: Hogan went on say that members of hip-hop community had used the n-word affectionately with him. “I always said it, but now all of a sudden I get heat when I say it, and they say, ‘Hogan, you can’t say that,’ so I say, ‘Why can they say it to me then?’” the wrestler mused at the time.

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. This, after word was released that the National Enquirer has obtained a clip of Hogan going on a heavily racist rant, which they plan to make public very soon. [Read more] 3.

Originally set for July 6, the trial was postponed earlier this month after the 2nd District Court of Appeals filed a proceeding regarding trial rules, stating that some of the defense motions were filed too close to its scheduled start date. “I have my suspicions, as you can imagine,” Houston told FOX411. “If I can find out it is Gawker who leaked the transcripts, we will bury them.” “Hulk Hogan has only one person to blame for what he said and no one from Gawker had any role in leaking that information,” she said in a statement to FOX411. Civil rights attorney Ameer Benno, who is not involved in the lawsuit, said there are a few things that could happen if Gawker is proven to be behind the leak. “If it was Hogan’s adversary in litigation — Gawker — then the court has discretion to impose a range of sanctions against Gawker,” Benno explained. “At one extreme, the court could strike Gawker’s answer in the case, thereby awarding Hogan the equivalent of a default judgment.

When searching for Hogan’s profile online and attempting to access it that way, an error message appears which reads: “You are not authorised to access this page.” There are reports that the sudden end to their working relationship is the result of a video or audio of the star on a “racial tirade”, although renowned professional wrestling writer Dave Meltzer described it as “a rumour going round”. An audio clip has surfaced online in which Hogan repeatedly uses the n-word during an interview discussing his early career and the use of the word on screen, although it appears this is from around 2012 and not the incident leading to the controversy. Louisiana theater shooter John Houser had Georgia ties: Years before John Russel Houser stood up in a crowded theater, pulled out a handgun and killed two people, his wife became so worried about his “volatile mental state,” she asked for a temporary protective order against him in Carroll County. [Read more] Hogan himself is yet to comment on the reports, although he did post a cryptic message referring to a “storm”, and putting his faith in “God and his Universe”. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.” He added to the publication he will use the situation to “improve as a person” and considers what has happened to be an “important learning experience.” Today, WWE removed all mentions of Hulk Hogan from its website, pulled him from series ‘Tough Enough’ and stopped selling his merchandise and issued a statement claiming they had “terminated” his contract.

F–king n—-r.” Houston said Hogan asked him to tell his fans that he is “devastated” by his past actions and “sincerely apologizes to his family, friends and fans.” He appeared in the very first Wrestlemania in 1985, feature films like “Rocky III,” starred in a VH1 reality series and even inspired his own children’s cartoon series. The sex tape was made without Hogan’s consent in 2008 and features him engaged in erotic acts with Heather Clem, the now ex-wife of his former friend Bubba ‘The Love Sponge’ Clem.

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