Was Hulk Hogan Fired for Racism?
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Where did Hulk Hogan go, and why did they take him away from us?
Almost every mention of WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan has been removed from the WWE website with many wrestling fans speculating on social media that this is to get in front of a major controversy. A cryptic tweet from Hogan has added fuel to the fire, with speculation focusing on the possible release of a ‘racist’ audio clip.
Here’s the tweet…
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 24, 2015
The WWE also just released an official statement, explaining their distancing from the famous wrestler. The statement reads:
“WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan), WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”
The two pieces of audio below are currently being shared widely on social media. In them, Hogan is heard to discuss an infamous verbal slip from Booker T, and uses the n-word several times in both.
2012 audio from the Whoolywood Shuffle, a satellite radio show on Sirius XM:
The Booker T incident:
Here’s what the rumors are saying so far…