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Hulk Hogan Fired From WWE, Apologizes For ‘Unacceptable’ Racist Rant

Hogan repeatedly uses the n-word in a transcript from a 2008 sex tape.

Mentions of wrestling legend Hulk Hogan (born Terry Bollea) were removed from the WWE website late Thursday after details emerged about the WWE Hall of Famer admitting in 2008 to being a racist and dropping the n-word in a rant about his daughter's boyfriend.

Radar Online and the National Enquirer broke the story about the transcript from a 2008 sex tape featurng Hogan speaking to lover Heather Clem about his anger over his daughter, Brooke, having sex with a black man, whom he refers to numerous times using the n-word.

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"I guess we're all a little racist," Hogan reportedly says in the tape, complaining that he didn't know if Brooke was "f---ing the black guy's son."

Hogan issued an apology for the incident on Friday, telling People magazine, "Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation. It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language; there is no excuse for it; and I apologize for having done it."

The six-time world champion added, "this is not who I am. I believe very strongly that every person in the world is important and should not be treated differently based on race, gender, orientation, religious beliefs or otherwise." He said he was disappointed in himself for the language that he used, which he said was inconsistent with his beliefs.

Earlier in the day Hogan tweeted about a "storm" that he was allowing God to steer him through.

The WWE confirmed the split, saying that they terminated Hogan's contract and that they were committed to embracing and celebrating diverse individuals. People reported that Hogan's lawyer claimed that the wrestler had officially resigned from the WWE before he was fired.

Wrestling News Source reported late Thursday that the WWE website had scrubbed all mentions of Hogan from their Hall of Fame page, "and all his merchandise has also been removed from WWEShop.com."

Hogan is awaiting the start of a trial in his $100 million lawsuit against Gawker Media for posting portions of the sex tape in 2012, in which Hulk is seen in bed with the wife of his former friend, a shock jock known professionally as Bubba the Love Sponge.