WWE round-up: Hulk Hogan reveals how Vince McMahon fired him

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WWE fans, welcome to your midweek round-up.

Here we attempt to deliver you all the latest news courtesy of a tidy round-up. Today we’ve got a number of breaking headlines centring on all things WWE, so there’s plenty to get stuck into.

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Hogan dismissal

Hulk Hogan has always been a polarising figure in the WWE, but even fans who don’t like him might feel a pinch of sympathy at the manner in which he was let go by the organisation.

Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Hogan revealed that when he made Triple H aware that there were racial slurs on a tape released by TMZ, it took just half an hour for him to be told that he was leaving the company.

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Apparently Vince McMahon didn’t speak to Hogan himself; he just told Triple H to inform the 62-year-old that he would have to resign - a task Triple H duly carried out.

"The only person I talked to was Triple H. I called him and told him there was some old news coming out from when TMZ first reported the tape and there were some racial slurs on it. Triple H said, ‘OK, thanks for calling. Let me talk to Vince.’

“He called me back a half hour later and he goes, ‘I’ve got some news and it isn’t good. Vince said that you need to resign.’ I never heard from Vince or talked to Vince. In the middle of the night, they just fired me.”

Reigns record to come?

In other news, Roman Reigns could be in line to break CM Punk’s record of being the longest reigning WWE champion, with McMahon and company seemingly desperate to see him succeed.

It has been rumoured that Reigns will become the new champion, and when he does he won’t be relinquishing the title anymore - hard luck John Cena is all we’ll say.

Now Rowan show

Lastly, the speculation storm continues to rage regarding who will join Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose when they face off against the Wyatt Family at Night of Champions. One thing’s for sure, though; it won’t be Erick Rowan.

According to reports, the former Wyatt Family member isn’t in good enough shape to be used in such a huge pay-per-view event, and so the mystery Superstar search continues...

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