Hulk Hogan was scheduled to make an appearance on the Stone Cold podcast next week after Monday Night Raw on the WWE Network, but he has been replaced with WWE Diva Paige.
The WWE Hall of Famer was replaced as a guest on the Stone Cold podcast, hosted by Stone Cold Steve Austin, after it was revealed in the past week he went on a racial tirade.
Hogan’s actions are now having a continuous affect throughout the WWE. In the past week he has been removed from the alumni section on their website, all of his merchandise was pulled from their store, and he was removed as a judge on WWE’s reality show Tough Enough.
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Last night on Raw, Hogan signs were taken away from fans and also people wearing Hogan shirts were asked to change. Hogan is truly being given the Chris Benoit treatment and rightly so.
WWE doesn’t want to see itself associated with a racist, which is why they also pulled him from the Stone Cold podcast too. I’m not sure what Hogan would have talked about either that would have interested a lot of fans.
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The whole controversy has cost the WWE $50 million according to Forbes. They wouldn't want to lose any more money through their award winning WWE Network, so you can see why they have removed Hogan from everywhere.
Hogan has since apologised, but this may not matter for some fans and the WWE, as they will not forgive him for his actions.
"It was unacceptable for me to have used that offensive language. There is no excuse for it, and I apologize for having done it."
Hogan’s replacement on the podcast is WWE Diva Paige. It is likely Paige will talk to the Texas Rattlesnake about the recent ‘Divas Revolution’ moment on the podcast, giving it the center stage treatment it so desperately deserves.
The two-time Divas Champion will also probably talk about her journey to the WWE, how her first year on the WWE main roster has gone, and also the ‘Give Divas a Chance’ movement.
I’m excited to see Paige on the Stone Cold podcast as it will put the divas in the spotlight on their own for the first time in a long time, and will hopefully create some very interesting talking points.
Let’s hope Paige can take advantage of this opportunity not only for herself, but for the rest of the Divas division. She’s grabbed chances with both hands before in the past so I’m sure she will do the same on this occasion too.
In the past, Stone Cold as also had Vince McMahon, Triple H, and Paul Heyman on the podcast. They have provided some very interesting talking points in the past, such as McMahon’s Brass Ring argument to make superstars reach their full potential.
The Stone Cold podcast will be shown after Raw next week on the WWE Network.