WWE Terminates Hulk Hogan’s Contract As Rumors Of Racist Rant Swirl


July 24, 2015

World Wrestling Entertainment and Hulk Hogan have split.

The WWE terminated Hogan’s contract, the pro wrestling company confirmed to ABC News’ Josh Cohan. The confirmation comes after Hogan’s name and likeness were mysteriously removed from the WWE’s website overnight.

It’s still unclear what exactly Hogan did, but the WWE issued this short statement to ABC News: “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.”

As the news of Hogan’s removal from all things WWE circulated, audio resurfaced from an interview in which he used the N-word while recounting a story. Rumors of a racist tirade — including a disturbing transcript of alleged racist remarks on both the National Enquirer and Radar’s websites — filled the Internet on Friday morning but haven’t been confirmed.

Thumbnail photo via November 13, 2014; Oakland, CA, USA; WWE professional wrestler Hulk Hogan before the game between the Golden State Warriors and the Brooklyn Nets at Oracle Arena. The Warriors defeated the Nets 107-99. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
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