Why the WWE just fired Hulk Hogan

24 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hogan apologizes for offensive comments.

Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan apologized on Friday for his offensive comments caught on a tape he is fighting in court to keep private. World Wrestling Entertainment has fired Hulk Hogan and removed all traces of him from its website because of racial slurs he made during a conversation he had with someone about Hogan’s daughter, Brooke.Vince McMahon attends a press conference to announce that WWE Wrestlemania 29 will be held at MetLife Stadium in 2013 at MetLife Stadium on Feb. 16, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (credit: Michael N.

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. WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide,” the WWE said in a statement to The National Enquirer. Even though the organization cut ties with Hogan, the WWE has also been called out before on what were perceived as racist storylines or wrestling characters.

Hogan responded with a cryptic tweet aftewards which read, “In the storm I release control, God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be, one love. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it. “This is not who I am. Known for his trademark red and yellow attire, he became a household name after defeating the Iron Sheik for the then WWF heavyweight championship in January of 1984 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.” Another interview also surfaced Thursday of Hogan making racial slurs. WWE owner Vince McMahon made him the face of the business, an all-American good guy fuelled by a force known as “Hulkamania” and legions of fans who proudly identified as “Hulkamaniacs.” He was in the main event of the first-ever Wrestlemania in 1985, teaming up with television and movie star Mr.

And 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?’ ” Though the interview is three years old, it resurfaced online late Thursday and quickly went viral. During the lead-up to their main event at Wrestlemania 19, Triple H cut a promo on Booker T telling him to dance for the champion and saying to Booker T’s face he has “nappy hair.” Degeneration-X and the Nation of Domination was one of the hottest rivalries during the “Attitude Era,” but it crossed a line when DX dressed in blackface during one Raw. Hogan is the only pro wrestler to ever appear on the cover of Sports Illustrated, He once co-hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live and had a role in the movie Rocky III with Sylvester Stallone.

The WWE also had several wrestlers with racial undertones, including Papa Shango, Kamala, Akeem “The African Dream,” Muhammad Hassan and Cryme Tyme.

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