WWE removes Hulk Hogan content, merchandise from websites

24 Jul 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Bracing For The Worst? WWE Scrubs Hulk Hogan From Website.

The wrestling world is abuzz Friday morning after WWE disassociated itself from Hulk Hogan by removing his name and likeness from its official channels. The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) website has reportedly removed Hulk Hogan’s profile from their website amid claims an audio interview has surfaced of him explaining his use of the word n****r.

The wrestling company has scrubbed itself clean of most references to Hogan, removing his merchandise from WWEShop.com and pulling him from their list of alumni and hall of famers on WWE.com. WWE has scrubbed Hogan from several online platforms, according to a report by Wresting Inc: His profile was removed from the Alumni section of WWE’s website, related merchandise was removed from its online shop and Hogan was removed from the cast listing for Tough Enough, a WWE-produced reality series. The more eagle-eyed among them then noticed that Hogan’s profile on WWE.com was gone, replaced with a message that said “You are not authorized to access this page.” Hogan was also nowhere to be found on WWE’s Hall of Fame page — he was inducted in 2005 — and his merchandise has disappeared from the online shop. The only thing currently remaining that mentions Hogan involves WWE’s upcoming Australian tour, which Hogan was scheduled to take part in as General Manager.

The backdrop for this budding controversy is an ongoing lawsuit in which Hogan — call him Terry Bollea in court, please — is suing Gawker Media for $100 million for invasion of privacy, after the website published a clip from a sex tape from 2006 allegedly featuring Hogan and the then-wife of his then-best friend. However, Hogan’s profile is no longer visible when searched for on the WWE superstars section, but a search of his name on the website brings up a number of archived articles about him. The WWE did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but there is speculation that it may be related to a 2012 radio interview where Hogan used the n-word liberally. In that tape, which was reportedly obtained by the National Enquirer, Hogan is allegedly heard “referring to black people as niggers”: MediaTakeOut.com got a sneak preview of on an AUDIO TAPE – which allegedly shows HULK HOGAN using the “N Word”.

In an appearance on DJ Whoo Kid’s Sirius XM show, Hogan was asked if anyone ever said to him, “You my n—-, Hulk,” to which Hogan responded that he had. In a radio interview on DJ Whoo’s SiriusXM show that was dusted off Friday morning, Hogan says “n—-r” several times in telling a story, though that clip is several years old.

The 61-year-old said that while he was living in Miami and socializing with Lil Wayne and Birdman everyone called him the n-word “and then I started saying it … but now all of a sudden I get heat when I say it.” Hogan is also set to go to trial with Gawker Media, suing the company for publishing a video of Hogan having sex with his friend’s wife.

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