Thursday 23 November 2017

Some of wrestling's biggest stars have reacted to the Hulk Hogan racial slur scandal

Hulk Hogan is one of the most recognisable faces of American professional wrestling (AP)
Hulk Hogan is one of the most recognisable faces of American professional wrestling (AP)
Will Slattery

Will Slattery

Hulkamania well and truly ended yesterday as the WWE sacked megastar Hulk Hogan after a recording of him allegedly making racial slurs was released.

The news shocked wrestling fans all over the world and since the scandal broke, many of Hogan’s former colleagues have taken to social media to give their opinions on the matter.

Mick Foley, who wrestled as Cactus Jack, Dude Love and Mankind, tweeted a show of support for the Hulkster.

“My heart truly hurts for Hulk Hogan, I firmly believe he's a very good person who made a very bad mistake. Pulling for you, brother!”

Booker T – who accidentally used a racial slur against Hogan in a promo in the 90’s – was less supportive.

“I am shocked by the statements made by Hulk Hogan. It's unfortunate, but that's something that he's going to have to deal with.”

And modern day star, CM Punk, who recently joined the UFC, focused on the fact that two of America’s 80’s heroes, Bill Cosby and Hulk Hogan, have now fallen a long way from their wholesome heyday.

“Waiting patiently for a Hogan/Cosby meme to further shatter all our memories and innocence from the 80's.”

Hogan did retweet a show of support from Ted Di Biase’s former manager, Virgil, in one of his few public comments since the news broke.

“Thank you my brother Virgil. Only love HH,” Hogan said.

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