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July really isn’t that great of a month if your heroes were made in the 1980s. Friday morning brought news that the WWE was severing all ties with Hulk Hogan after a news report stated that Hogan (real name Terry Bollea) used racial slurs at The Rock and others in a sworn deposition.

Hogan was erased from the WWE.com website, removed as a judge from the ‘Tough Enough’ reality show and no longer is mentioned as a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. While plenty are accusing the former 6-time WWE champion of being a racist following his retelling of a story in which he befriended Lil Wayne & The Game when he lived in Miami, Hogan’s racial issues seem a bit deeper than that, dating to his insinuations about his daughter Brooke’s dating preferences.

From The Daily Beast:

“Well, Booker T used to do that to me, and every time I pull up YouTube there’s that famous thing with Booker T and his brother is there and they’re all talking trash, and Booker T says, ‘I’m coming for ya Hogan, you nigger’—and not ‘nigga,’ he goes ‘nigger,’” Hogan told DJ Whoo Kid.

Hogan then recounted his time living in Miami, and all the rappers he’d bump into like The Game, Lil Wayne, etc.

“And it’s still so cool, because the whole time I was down in Miami when I lived there, you know, everybody—I’d walk into the [DJ] booth and all of a sudden I’d bump into this guy and The Game’s in the booth, it’s all black and he’s got his BlackBerry, and I bump into him and he goes, ‘What’s up, nigga?’ and I said, ‘Oh, excuse me, bro!’ And he says, ‘No, it’s all cool,’” said Hogan.

He continued: “And everybody down there—Lil Wayne, Birdman—they’re all calling me ‘nigga,’ and then I started sayin’ it. And I always said it, but now all of a sudden I get heat when I say it, and they say, ‘Hogan, you can’t say that,’ so I say, ‘Why can they say it to me then?’”

From The National Enquirer:

At that point on the tape, the former “Hogan Knows Best” star bemoaned how a “black billionaire guy” had offered to fund her music career.

He also attempts to use bizarre, twisted logic in an attempt to justify his bigotry at the man.

“I don’t know if Brooke was f*cking the black guy’s son,” Hulk raved, the sources add.

“I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n*ggers. But then when it comes to nice people and sh*t, and whatever.”

Then, in a tirade to rival the racism embarrassments suffered by Mel Gibson and “Dog The Bounty Hunter,” Hulk unloaded even more hatred!

According to sources, he said: “I mean, I’d rather if she was going to f*ck some n*gger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall n*gger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player!

“I guess we’re all a little racist. Fucking n*gger.”

There’s supposedly more to this but the interesting tell is Hogan admitted to saying “the n-word” all the time to DJ Whoo Kid back in 2012. Somehow, all of this is tied to that $100 million defamation lawsuit between he and Gawker over his 2012 sex tape which basically just means that wrestling as I’ve always known it to be (racist, jingoistic, sexist performance art) is exactly that. Hulk Hogan may be the tip of the iceberg for a profession that had Michael P.S. Hayes paint himself in the Confederate flag, had a ghetto stereotype gimmick in Cryme Tyme, constantly puts non-white wrestlers in gimmicks that mock their heritage and could care less about proper representation. Never mind the fact that out of the 62 WWE champions, only one (The Rock) has happened to be black.

Wonder if anyone is going to call Vince McMahon today and ask him about the time he called John Cena “the n-word” right in front of Booker T.

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