Hulk Hogan Back in WWE Hall of Fame After 3-Year Suspension for Racist Slur


Hulk Hogan has been reinstated into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame after a three-year suspension stemming from a racist slur he made on a sex tape involved in the Gawker lawsuit.

On the tape, which prompted his firing from the WWE in 2015, Hogan is heard calling his daughter’s then-boyfriend the n-word and boasting about being “a racist to a point.”

On Sunday, the WWE said that Hogan — whose real name is Terry Bollea — had been working to make amends.

“This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake,” WWE said in a statement provided to US Magazine on Sunday. “These efforts led to a recent induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of America Alumni Hall of Fame.”

Hogan also tweeted about his reinstatement saying he’s been “praying” for this day.

“Just met with the @WWE Superstars and on all levels the volume of love and support was overwhelming. I’ve been praying for this day and I finally feel like I made it back home. Only Love 4 the #WWEUNIVERSE brother HH,” he wrote.

After Gawker published a portion of the sex tapes, Hogan sued. He eventually won millions in a settlement against the outlet.

Watch a highlight from Hogan’s WWE career, via WWE above

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