Some of wrestling’s biggest stars have reacted to the Hulk Hogan racial slur …

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Hulk Hogan’s lawyer suggests Gawker magazine leaked ‘racist rant’ transcript amid sex tape lawsuit.

He said that Hulk Hogan had been his role model and being white he never showed any signs of racism in all the years that he’s known him, TMZ.com reported. WWE has cut all ties with the Hall of Famer following the revelation, which comes as part of his on-going lawsuit with the publication regarding a leaked sex tape in 2012 – which is set to go to trial later this year.STAMFORD, Conn. (CBS/AP) — World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has severed ties with Hulk Hogan amid a report that one of the biggest stars in professional wrestling history used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.

The 53-year-old wrestler added that he was saddened when he got to know about WWE’s legendary wrestler’s controversy as there had been a reason to believe he was a racist and one could only judge a person based on past experience. In a statement to FOX411, she responded: “Hulk Hogan only has one person to blame for what he said and no one from Gawker had any role in leaking that information.” 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.

Hogan, perhaps the biggest star in WWE’s five-decade history, was the main draw for the first WrestleMania in 1985 and was a fixture for years in its signature event, facing everyone from Andre The Giant and Randy Savage to The Rock and even company chairman Vince McMahon. But he was able to transcend his “Hulkamania” fan base to become a celebrity outside the wrestling world, appearing in numerous movies and television shows, including a reality show about his life on VH1, “Hogan Knows Best.” Hogan is currently seeking $100 million from the website Gawker for posting part of the sex tape of him with Heather Cole, the ex-wife of Hogan’s one-time friend and radio show host Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. 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.” The termination of his contracts comes after all references to him were removed from the official website, and rumours circulated that he had gone on a “racial tirade”. “WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.” As well as his profile in the alumni section, all his merchandise has been pulled from the online store – certainly making it look like his time with the company has come to an end. Gawker, which removed the video from its website under a court order, said it had the right to publish the edited video because Hogan talked in detail about his sex life before the video’s release, which made the story newsworthy. (TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries.

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.

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