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After Racist Comments Emerge, WWE Pins Hulk Hogan.

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Inc said on Friday it has terminated its relationship with wrestler Hulk Hogan after a US tabloid published a transcript of a tirade in which the legendary wrestler used racially-charged language, reported Reuters.Hulk Hogan became famous as the clean-cut, all-American good guy during wrestling’s 1980’s boom but the racial slur scandal of the last few days has tarnished his image completely.Brooke Hogan, 27, has composed a poem following the release of audio tapes in which a person said to be the wrestler can be heard to refer to someone as a “n*****”.

The tapes leaked from records related to a $100 million-dollar lawsuit that Hogan brought against the gossip website Gawker because of a sex-tape scandal. An attorney for the wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea, disputed reports that Hogan had been fired and said he had resigned late on Thursday from the WWE after learning that the National Enquirer was about to publish the transcript. Brooke has stood by her father amid the controversy and last night posted a poem on her Facebook profile which she has written herself, called ‘If You Knew My Father’. It left many fans asking what would happen with the hard-hitting reality show, which has featured Hogan alongside Daniel Bryan, Paige and Chris Jericho as judges. As soon as the Hulkster’s racist musings—complete with the N-word—became public, WWE removed his name, likeness, and merchandise from every nook and cranny of its website.

In a statement, the company told IGN: “We are highly respectful of the way that our partners choose to run their business and manage our partnerships accordingly. 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.” Speaking on Friday, WWE confirmed that they had terminated the athlete’s contract.

We can confirm that Hulk Hogan will not appear in WWE 2K16.” 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. Steroids are for injuries and certain medical uses, but not for bulking up and enhancing athletic ability.” The audio that has Hogan allegedly making racial remarks comes from a sex tape that was originally released back in 2012. WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans.” In announcing his departure from WWE, Hogan apologised for the language he used. “I’m disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs,” he said, reported the People magazine. “This isn’t who I am. The video of Hogan and Heather Clem was published by Gawker Media, and Hogan is currently suing the publication (who also own sports website Deadspin) for $100 million for invasion of privacy.

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.” An audio clip had 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. Maybe not controversial, but a lot of people gave Hulk Hogan stick for passing up a chance at making millions of dollars off the all-purpose grill made famous by George Foreman. As Hogan said on his old reality show, Hogan Knows Best, the duo shared an agent and the wrestler was picking up his kids when he missed a call asking him to endorse the grill. WWE more simply let the circumstances do the talking, acknowledging to reporters that the company had terminated its contract with Bollea and citing its commitment to diversity. Whoever came up with the idea to dye Hogan’s goatee black during his ‘evil’ phase in WCW is one of the most controversial villains in wrestling history.

Hulk Hogan reacts during Wrestlemania XXX at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans on Sunday, April 6, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE) At first glance, that might look like an easy decision. But despite ups-and-downs in their business relationship over time, it isn’t lost on WWE chief executive Vince McMahon that Hogan was a huge force behind getting his business where it is today.

One of them was “I fear no man, no beast, no evil, brother.” When he engaged in something evil, though, he quickly found out that his long-time bosses did not fear him.

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