The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) website has ended its contract with famed wrestler Hulk Hogan and has erased all traces of him from its site.
While WWE has not revealed exactly why it abruptly ended its relationship with him, it is believed to be connected to a rant Hogan went on years ago in which he said a number of racist things about black people. It was uncovered through a jont investigation by The National Enquirer and Radar Online.
Additionally, an audio clip has also surfaced where the pro wrestler allegedly makes repeated racist comments during a radio interview.
In a statement, the wresting company confirmed: "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.”
Hogan tweeted out this vague message early Friday morning:
In the storm I release control,God and his Universe will sail me where he wants me to be,one love. HH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 24, 2015
The iconic wrestler, who rose to fame in the early 1980s, has been making other headlines as of late because of clashes with Gawker Media over its publication of a sex tape that he allegedly appears in.