The video showed Hogan ranting racial remarks and bias over who his daughter should and shouldn’t date while actually admitting to being a racist. Somehow this leak appeared during his court case to stop the video from being released to the public which has caused massive outrage. However the story doesn’t stop there as rumors are circulating that he even went as far as insulting Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s heritage despite their documented support for one another. Early on when news broke about the leak, supporters were quick to defend Hogan after it was believed the original audio was based on a DJ Whoo Kid interview made back in 2012.
People wondered if the WWE was too harsh for terminating him to that degree if this radio appearance was to blame. However, that speculation was stopped in its tracks once that theory was debunked and the true audio was brought to light. The end results leading to an almost instant dismal of the most famous wrestler in the world’s career. To everyone’s surprise a statement based on his inexcusable actions was released not so long after news broke about his verbal tirade. In that statement Hogan actually admits his wrong doing while claiming the stresses of his life at the time were to blame for his behavior. His daughter Brooke Hogan backed this story in hopes of salvaging what little sympathy could be mustered for her father.
Sadly the discredit of how generic Hogan’s statement was along with other incidents surfacing of his history with these issues has the public turning away. Wrestling Legends like the late Rowdy Roddy Piper have revealed that Hogan was never seen being bias to anyone during his tenure but frowned upon the idea of his opinions never the less. Hogan initially apologized for this outburst in 2006 even though a couple of years ago he was called out for a restaurant he owns that was found to be discriminatory towards people who dressed a certain way. Now all that’s left for the fallen wrestler is too return to the lawsuit which led to this shocking revelation.
A case which is currently rumored to increase his demands to over $100,000,000 owed due to the potential of his financial losses. Whether his latest endeavors or future plans were even worth that much is in question. But one thing is certain, the speculation of whether the dark things spoken about Hogan were true has been jaded by these turn of events. It’s true that perhaps the legacy of Hulkamania is no more but if the tales about the guys motivation of the mighty dollar is fact. If he’s rewarded the amount he is seeking as retribution for the spiral of his career. It will become an injustice considering the fallout will have just led to a bigger payday for him in the end.
Just validation of the dark and sad truth about this world: There are no more hero’s.
Written by Antonio Westley
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