The WWE ended its long relationship with legendary wrestler Hulk Hogan this week after the organization learned he made vulgar, racist comments in his unauthorized sex tape.
“WWE terminated its contract with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan),” they announced today. They also removed him from the WWE Hall of Fame. “WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide.”
That move is a reaction to a new report about Hulk’s bedroom talk — which was filthy mostly because of the bigoted terms he used. A transcript from the leaked 2008 sex tape is slowly being released by Radar Online and The National Enquirer after the comments were filed in a Florida court. Although the transcript is officially sealed, the publications said “five independent sources” shared the contents.
One target of Hulk’s rant was his daughter, Brooke Hogan, whom he accused of wasting his money on her music career and sleeping with a black man.
“She is making some real bad decisions now,” Hulk reportedly said in the tape. After complaining he gave her $2-3 million for her music venture, Hulk said a “black billionaire guy” offered to fund the rest. “I don’t know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy’s son… I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever.”
He allegedly continued his rant by saying he would prefer for her to “marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars, like a basketball player” if “she was going to f*ck some n*gger.”
Radar and The National Enquirer say there is “more from the vile tapes to come.” He has not responded to their requests for comment. However, his attorney told TMZ Hulk wasn’t fired, but voluntarily “resigned” from the WWE.
UPDATE Hulk issued a lengthy apology via People on Friday morning…
Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. 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. 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. I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.