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WWE Erases Hulk Hogan Over N-Word

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World Wrestling Entertainment has fired Hulk Hogan following audio that leaked online of Hogan saying the N-word. In a statement, WWE announced, "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." This comes after WWE reportedly removed references to Hulk Hogan from websites and online stores after an audio of him saying the N-word during a 2012 radio interview. “On WWE.com, Hogan is no longer listed on the WWE Hall of Fame page, and all of his merchandise has also been removed from WWEShop.com,” the Wrestling News Source reports. “The only thing currently remaining that mentions Hogan involves WWE’s upcoming Australian tour, which Hogan was scheduled to take part in as general manager. However, when any attempt to access this page is made, a message appears stating ‘You are not authorized to access this page.’” The organization has previously come under fire for its CEO, Vince McMahon, using the same word in a scripted segment.