WWE, Hulk Hogan End Ties After Transcript of Racist Tirade Surfaces

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc said on Friday it has terminated its relationship with Hulk Hogan after a U.S. tabloid published a transcript of a tirade in which the legendary wrestler used racially charged language.
An attorney for the wrestler, whose real name is Terry Bollea, disputed reports that Hogan had been fired and said he had resigned late Thursday from WWE after learning that the National Enquirer was about to publish the transcript.
Most references to Hogan have been removed from the WWE website.
The WWE said in a statement, "WWE is committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds as demonstrated by the diversity of our employees, performers and fans worldwide."