UPDATED AT 10:29 AM: WWE FIRED HOGAN IMMEDIATELY, COMMENTS ON HOGAN'S RELEASE, THE REASON HULK HOGAN IS GONE FROM WWE, AND HE WON’T BE COMING BACK ANY TIME SOON, IF EVER
By Dave Scherer on 2015-07-24 09:36:34
The National Enquirer has started releasing the reason that led to WWE severing all ties with Hulk Hogan. As it turns out, they are claiming Hogan made numerous racist remarks that were recorded on the sex tape that he did with Heather Clem and is currently suing Gawker.com over. Hogan claims that he did not give authorization for the tape and that Gawker should have not run it as it was personal in nature.
In a joint story that they broke with RadarOnline.com, the Enquirer claims that Hogan made numerous racist remarks on the tape with Clem including:
About his daughter Brooke he is quoted as saying, ”She is making some real bad decisions now. My daughter Brooke jumped sides on me. I spent $2-3 million on her music career, I’ve done everything like a jackass for her. The one option Brooke had, Brooke’s career besides me, is [to] sell beach records."” They claim Hogan was mad because a "black billionaire guy" had offered to fund her music career. They then quoted Hogan as saying, “I don’t know if Brooke was f*****g the black guy’s son. I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*****g n*****s. But then when it comes to nice people and s***, and whatever."” They claim he later said, "I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*** some n*****, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n***** worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player! I guess we’re all a little racist. F*****g n*****.”
They reported that the transcripts were sealed when filed in court, obviously to avoid this situation, but they unearthed a tape, which they cited for their report. They promised more “vile” things from the tape to come later. They really don’t need to release any more to implode Hogan’s career because that has already been done.
There is no way WWE can go near him if this information can be proven. The sides claim to have multiple sources to back it up.
UPDATED 10:19 AM:
WWE sent us the following statement this morning:
"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."
UPDATED 10:29 AM:
WWE was made aware of the racist comments above last evening and immediately fired Hulk Hogan. The company took action as soon as the comments were brought to their attention and they didn't hesitate in the least in divorcing themselves from Hogan.