61 year old Hulk Hogan has been released from WWE after it was discovered he used racial slurs against someone who was dating his daughter.
WWE fired Hulk Hogan after learning about a tape where recordings of his remarks.
Hogan is in the middle of a lawsuit over the tape released by Gawker and the n-word remarks are expected to come out once the trial begins later this year.
The transcripts of Hogan’s sex tape likely stem from his ongoing lawsuit with Gawker, which published an excerpt of the tape in 2012. Hogan is suing Gawker for $100 million for allegedly invading his privacy by publishing it.
The WWE released a statement Friday morning saying,
“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.”
In the weak sex tape, Hogan was discussing his daughter Brooke’s music career. He repeatedly used the n-word while talking about an African-American guy she was dating.
The WWE has since scrubbed all mentions of Hogan’s name from its website. Hogan is also no longer listed as one of the judges on the Tough Enough TV show or present on the WWE Hall of Fame page. All merchandise has been removed from WWEShop