WWE Refuses To Reinstate Hulk Hogan After Tearful Plea For Forgiveness, (VIDEO), Highlight Hollywood News

World Wrestling Entertainment is apparently unmoved by Hulk Hogan‘s tearful apology on Good Morning America Monday, refusing to reinstate him as a WWE Hall of Famer after removing him in the wake of his n-word scandal. “At this time, the WWE remains steadfast in its decision,” a rep for the organization said Monday, even though the owners of the WWE have also been accused of using racist language.  The idea of making Hulk Hogan the fall guy is pathetic. If  a politician uses the language, yes, they are out the door, but Hulk is a wrestler, not a public servant.



The statement comes in response to Hogan’s recent interview with ABC News’ Amy Roback, in which the wrestling icon expressed regret for the racist comments he was heard making in an audio recording that was leaked last month. WWE immediately fired Hogan after the leak and erased any mention of him on its website.



In the recording, Hogan allegedly called Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson the n-word and a “sambo” and also made derogatory comments about his daughter and her African-American boyfriend.

On Monday’s GMA, Hogan told Roback he’s “not a racist” but “never should have said what I said.”



“It was wrong,” he added. “I’m embarrassed by it.” He described his WWE firing as “devastating” and said that it made him feel like he’d “never existed.”


Hogan was emotional throughout the interview, begging his fans for forgiveness: “Oh my gosh, please forgive me. Please forgive me,” he said. “I’m a nice guy … I’m Terry Bollea. I’m just a normal man.”

But the WWE revealed that despite Hogan’s expressions of remorse, they have no plans to revisit their relationship with him or to restore his legacy as part of their organization.






Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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