WWE didn’t hesitate to quickly terminate Hogan on Friday.
Thursday night, Hulk Hogan tweeted the following:
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 tweet stemmed from Twitter exploding that Hogan was taken off WWE’s website. He was essentially scrubbed from the website, including WWE’s Hall Of Fame pages and Alumni pages.
Earlier today, the National Enquirer published a story that sheds some light on reasons why WWE let Hogan go.
We won’t reprint the quotes here, but the piece quotes Hogan making racists statements throughout.
This morning, WWE sent out the following:
“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.”
Dave Meltzer and Josh Nason reported that the quotes come from a sex tape or series of sex tapes that may be similar to the tape that he was suing Gawker for putting on their website.
Also, according to Meltzer and Nason, there’s no word yet on who is going to replace Hogan on Tough Enough.
Hogan spoke to People Magazine on Friday.
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,” Hogan told PEOPLE. “I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs.