Hulk Hogan is finished with WWE in all capacities. He will not be working as an ambassador to promote the WWE Network, he will no longer be a judge on Tough Enough and he will not be appearing on next month’s tour of Australia. We can also mark off plans for a proposed “dream match” against John Cena at Wrestlemania 32.
Late Thursday night, WWE got word of an investigation conducted by the National Enquirer and RadarOnline.com that revealed a racist tirade unleashed by Hogan that was included on the unauthorized sex tape with Heather Clem (the ex-wife of Bubba “The Love Sponge”). The comments were described as a “filthy bigoted attack, littered with the N-word and other disgusting racial insults.”
Trying to get ahead of the story, WWE completely erased Hogan from its official website, including his position as a judge from Tough Enough, his listings for the upcoming Australian tour and even his Superstar profile.
While WWE has yet to respond to requests from WrestlingNewsWorld.com regarding Hogan, they have issued a statement confirming his WWE contract has been terminated. That statement — tweeted by ESPN’s Darren Rovell — read as follows:
“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.”
The statement is also available here on WWE.com.
So far, Hogan’s only public comment is this tweet:
To clarify, Hogan's contract was not terminated by comments made during a media interview but due to statements attributed to him in the aforementioned investigation.
WrestlingNewsWorld.com's Hulk Hogan Coverage: