“the most recognized wrestling star worldwide and the most popular wrestler of the ’80s”.
The story is, eight years ago he was having a private conversation with some offensive language and he has apologized which led up to his leaving the WWE.
What the superstar has promised is to,
“improve as a person” and has apologised for using “offensive language” in a private conversation in which he used racial slurs.
The legendary wrestler left his role with WWE today (24.07.15) amidst reports by RadarOnline.com and National Enquirer that accused him of using the ‘N-word’ as he made derogatory comments about his daughter Brooke Hogan’s apparent love interests in a sex tape filmed without his consent several years ago.
Now Hogan has issued a statement in which he apologises for his words and insists the comments are “inconsistent with his own beliefs”.
In a statement released exclusively to PEOPLE.com, he said:
“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 apologise 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.”
He added to the publication he will use the situation to “improve as a person” and considers what has happened to be an “important learning experience.”
Today, WWE removed all mentions of Hulk Hogan from its website, pulled him from series ‘Tough Enough’ and stopped selling his merchandise and issued a statement claiming they had “terminated” his contract.
The statement read:
“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.”