Los Angeles Times

WWE drops Hulk Hogan

- — Houston Mitchell

World Wrestling Entertainm­ent has fired Hulk Hogan and removed all traces of him from its website because of racial slurs he made during a conversati­on about his daughter, Brooke, RadarOnlin­e first reported.

WWE issued a statement Friday saying it had terminated his contract and is “committed to embracing and celebratin­g individual­s from all background­s as demonstrat­ed by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans.”

On Friday, Hogan apologized in a statement to 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.”

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