A big update on the news earlier that Hulk Hogan has been removed from everything WWE related.
His profile on WWE.com, his merchandise and other mentions of the Hall of Famer have been removed by the WWE, and he was no longer listed as a judge for WWE’s on-going series Tough Enough.
As I mentioned earlier, we expected a statement from WWE about the matter. And now, it appears we’ve got one.
The WWE issued the following statement about the status of Hulk Hogan, who had been signed to a WWE legends contract ever since his return to the company in 2014…
“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.”
Nothing has been mentioned as to why Hogan’s contract was “terminated” but wrestling journalist Wade Keller stated that Hogan was “apparently done with WWE,” and the statement from WWE confirms the rumours that WWE and Hogan no longer have any working relationship.
As mentioned, WWE.com prevents you from clicking on a number of pages related to the Hulkster.
For example, if you go onto his profile page at this link, “You are not authorized to access this page,” appears at the top of the screen.
This revelation comes amid speculation of a leaked audio clip, with Hogan reportedly involved in a racial tirade.
Again, it’s important to note that WWE has yet to comment on the allegations themselves and have not yet provided a reason for the termination of Hogan’s legends contract.
Over time Hogan’s role with the company has developed into an ambassador-style role, being featured in a number of WWE international events worldwide.
Hogan’s also had a number of on-screen appearances for the WWE in a non-wrestling role, involved in angles with the likes of John Cena, Brock Lesnar and even celebrated his birthday live on RAW last August.
However, it’s now been officially confirmed that Hogan is no longer apart of the company, with even more probably yet to come out of this story.