More than a month since World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) terminated Hulk Hogan’s contract for making racist remarks, the wrestler admitted he has contemplated suicide.
In an interview with ABC’s Good Morning America, Hulk Hogan apologized for using racial slurs during an argument with his daughter.
In the leaked recordings of Hulk Hogan’s racial tirade, he called his daughter Brook Hogan’s boyfriend a “f—–g n—-r.” In his defense, Hulk Hogan said that he was angry at his daughter when the discussion was secretly recorded.
The American professional wrestler insists he is not a racist and that he made the mistake of uttering the n-word because in the neighborhood he grew up in, it’s being used all the time.
“I am not a racist. I never should have said what I said. I was wrong and I’m embarrassed by it,” said a despondent Hogan.
In the interview, the 62-year-old Hulk Hogan, revealed he once contemplated taking his own life. “I was at the most lowest point in my life,” the wrestler added.
In the aftermath of his racist remarks, WWE terminated its contract with Hulk Hogan. The WWE removed all traces of Hulk Hogan, including his name and his pictures, from its website.
“Everything I’ve done, my whole career and my whole life, it’s like it never happened. It’s like I never existed,” a teary-eyed Hulk Hogan told ABC’s Amy Robach.
Hulk Hogan, christened Terry Gene Bollea, is known all over the world as the face of WWE. Born in Augusta, Georgia in 1953, Hulk Hogan rose to superstar status as an All-American wrestler a few years after he debuted in 1977. In 2005, his name was included in the WWE Hall of Fame.
Hulk Hogan is currently suing Gawker Media after the website published his sex tape. Hulk Hogan has filed a $100 million lawsuit against the media outfit and seeks a permanent injunction order against the tape.
Another personality included in the infamous videotape is Heather Cole, the ex-wife of radio host Bubba the Love Sponge Clem. The radio host was once a friend of Hulk Hogan.
Hulk Hogan is also busy fixing his tarnished reputation. He is evidently focused on reviving his brand and leaves this message for his fans: “Oh my gosh, please forgive me. Please forgive me. I’m a nice guy. I’m a normal man.”
In a separate interview, Hulk Hogan told TMZ that he wants to be Donald Trump’s running mate in the next U.S. presidential elections.
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