WWE CEO Vince McMahon once used N-word in awkward comedy routine with wrestler …

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

Daddy’s girl to the rescue! 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to the ring in 1977, but now is longer listed as a WWE alumni or hall of famer, while Hulk Hogan merchandise has been withdrawn in the fall-out of the controversy.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.WASHINGTON — CBS-DC’s Chuck Carroll has learned that in the wake of the Hulk Hogan scandal, the WWE has made plans to name his replacement on the USA Network show “Tough Enough.” In email correspondence with Carroll, a WWE official said: “WWE and USA Network plan to announce a new judge next Tuesday night at 8 p.m. B came to dad ’s defense on Friday, July 24, in the hours following news that the wrestling pro once used racial slurs in a 2012 sex tape. “If you knew the dad I knew,/ you’d know his tender heart,” she began. “He’d never want to hurt his fans,/ or family from the start./ If you knew my father,/ you would know how hard he fought…/ and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.” The poem goes on to use lines such as, “He taught me folks are so much more than shades could ever tell” and “We all can make mistakes and carry ugly scars.” Brooke also posted a black-and-white collage of her and her dad to accompany the poem, an homage to show that his actions and words were mistakes of the past. 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. ET during WWE Tough Enough.” World Wrestling Entertainment terminated its contract with Hogan and expunged his name and likeness from the company’s records early on Friday, after news broke of several instances in which Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, used the N-word.

Earlier in the day, the WWE terminated Hogan’s (real name Terry Bollea) contract, though his attorney David Houston tells Us Weekly that the 61-year-old star was not fired, but resigned. 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.

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. Bollea’s name was even taken off the judges’ list on WWE’s reality show Tough Enough. “WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide,” the organization told Us in a statement. 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.

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] 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.

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