For all the thousands of WWE fans who wanted to be as great as the HULKAMANIA or ever imitated the wrestlers move, now is definitely not the best time. Hogan, who is undoubtedly one of the greatest WWE wrestlers of all time, has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons- and his once huge fanfare is on a very rapid decline.
After another video clip of Hogan’s sex tape came into the limelight of the internet, not only was he fired from the WWE but it’ll take some time until he can walk in public with his head held high. According to Radar, the audio features him complaining about his daughter who,at that time, was trying to launch a music career. He said that 'a black billionaire guy' had offered to bankroll her which generated into racist slurs. One apparent slur was: 'I don't know if Brooke was f**king the black guy's son… I mean, I don't have double standards."
Well, although fans all over the world have attacked Hogan through tweets and pictures on Instagram, there was support from wife Jennifer McDaniel. The two were seen at the gym, some 20 hours after Hogan’s racist slant went viral all over the internet. The two had married back in 2010 and Jennifer is Hogan’s second wife after his divorce with Linda-whom he married way back in 1983. Jennifer went on to say that his husband was not ‘that’ kind of person and the slant was a cause of stress he was facing during that time.
Nonetheless, his daughter and many of WWE superstars were supportive of Hogan as they defended Hogan against being a racist. Mick Foley and Hogan’s daughter, alongside former wrestler Trish ( the girl with the hot move Lip Lock!) , went on to say good things about Hogan and how he was well-spoken throughout his time at the WWE industry. His daughter, Brooke Hogan, who is a singer wrote a poem in defense of her father after the news came into limelight. A line of the poem,
“If you knew my father, you would know how hard he fought… and the way it brought a smile to people light, medium and dark.”
But more than the allegations of Hogan being a racist, WWE terminated Hogan’s contract and shockingly, erased all the data profile of the wrester. Hogan, who with his immaculate yet comical wrestling style, notably his finisher Atomic Leg-Drop, is definitely one of the greatest wrestlers of all time- sharing the ranks with the Undertaker, Rock and Stone Cold. But after the racist slant, his whole career-which was made famous by WWE, appears to be down the drain. He will be no longer seen in the franchise, and will not be part of the WWE Hall of Fame nor will be characterized in WWE games, much like what happened with Chris Benoit, although Hogan’s character erase has come as shocking to many.
To analyze in retro perspective, the tape was filmed when WWE, apparently in its attitude era transition, was showcasing feuds based on ethnicity. And now that the company has erased the biggest superstar of the post-attitude era, WWE fans were all over the net with tweets against WWE’s action on Twitter.
A statement said: '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.'
After the tape, one of the three, became public, Hogan had released a statement.
'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'
Hogan. age 61, now appears to be on a limbo. A wrestler who achieved the greatest of heights attainable, it is sad to see him at this state. But for whatever the consequence and future he shall have now, Hulkamania will never be forgotten by the WWE fans.