Hulk Hogan appeared on Sunday’s episode of the FOX News show OBJECTified. As we noted last week, Hogan talked about his firing from WWE during the interview.
“When I heard this was going to happen, I called them on a Thursday or a Friday. As I hung up the phone that night, they fired me in the morning. It really caught me off guard, I didn’t expect it because the WWE knows who I am. I’m not that person, that’s not who I am and that’s not what I do. I think they did what was best for business. They were worried about losing sponsors and network support.”
Also in the episode, Harvey Levin, who hosts the show, asked Hogan if he would have continued to use the n-word if the tape wasn’t leaked.
“No,” Hogan quickly answered. “I tried to clean up my whole life. I made a whole switch, almost a shift from being negative… I moved forward so I’m in check with myself.”
“As far as the black community and using that word, it’s not part of who I am now,” Hogan said. “It’s not part of my language because I understand how powerful words are. You know, growing up in South Tampa where we came from, it was a situation where when you played baseball and basketball and ran around in South Tampa, it was just common knowledge 45 – 50 years ago [that people used the term], but it’s not that way anymore.”