Racial tensions are reaching an all-time high again here in the USA, and Hulk Hogan found out the hard way that using the “n-word” is no laughing matter.
The legendary wrestler was removed from all WWE media on Friday morning (July 24) because of an interview he gave DJ Whoo Kid’s Sirius XM Shade 45 show back in 2012, during which he used the racial slur while recounting his interactions with Booker T, Lil Wayne and Birdman while partying in Miami.
After a sex tape in which he appeared was released over the internet, Hulk Hogan has lawyered up and is suing those allegedly responsible for the leak.
The pro wrestler held a press conference on Monday with his attorneys to announce his legal plans. One lawsuit is against longtime family friend Bubba the Love Sponge and ex-wife Heather Clem, who is featured in the tape, for allegedly recording the encounter. A second suit attacks the website Gawker, who posted a clip from the tape earlier this month.
The troubles that came with her rocky divorce from Hulk Hogan were no secret, however, in Linda Hogan's new autobiography, she's revealing that it was actually the time during her marriage to the wrestling pro that proved to be the most turbulent.
In her new memoir, "Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes,” Linda says she feared for her life many of times during her relationship to the wrestler, as she wrote, “He tore my shirt. He threw lamps. He held me down on the bed with his hands around my throat during arguments, slamming doors, pounding walls. I was always afraid he would kill me in one of his rages.”