The WWE is preemptively cutting ties with Hulk Hogan after a rumored racial tirade caught on audio or video tape according to Complex. Hogan in an interview apparently called The Rock the N-word.
The WWE removed Hulk Hogan’s WWE page, Hall of Fame page, and merchandise from their website. Hogan is also no longer listed as a judge for WWE Tough Enough.
I haven't gotten confirmed audio yet, but the transcripts that I've seen have Hogan calling The Rock the "N-word" and "sambo" among others.
— Marc Lamont Hill (@marclamonthill) July 24, 2015
MediaOutTake is reporting that the interview in question is in a legal fight between Gawker and Hogan.
Hulk Hogan tweeted this at 1:17 am this 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
Hulk Hogan dropped from WWE due to audio recording in which Hogan goes on a racial tirade. WWE preemptively cutting ties before it breaks.
— Rob McCarron (STR) (@ShakeThemRopes) July 24, 2015
WWE web site told a few hours ago to remove all references to him. That's all I know so far.
— Dave Meltzer (@davemeltzerWON) July 24, 2015
— Brandon Wall (@Walldo) July 24, 2015