WWE: Patrick Clark talks about Hulk Hogan on The Ross Report

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After beginning 'The Ross Report' podcast by briefly addressing the Hulk Hogan situation, Jim Ross spent about an hour chatting with Patrick Clark about his background, Tough Enough, and Clark's future.

Here are some of the other highlights of the interview:


Lita, Booker T, and Billy Gunn are incredible coaches who each bring something special to Tough Enough according to both Clark and J.R.


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Clark stated that the coaches have been straightforward with the contestants, and even though Gunn is tougher on them, Booker does not accept any nonsense, either.


Ross asked Clark if he felt that harsh words to ZZ helped ensure his Tough Enough elimination last week. Clark admitted that it was probably a factor but made it clear that he and ZZ have been and still are friends who keep in contact.

According to Clark, people have been straight with him all of his life; whereas, ZZ had never left his hometown in Louisiana before and was used to having things "sugarcoated."

Thus, as a friend, he was only trying to give ZZ a "kick in the butt" to help him get his act together and show more improvement as a contestant.

Last week on Tough Talk, the Miz asked for ZZ's opinion after Patrick's elimination. ZZ agreed that it was the type of "tough love" that he was not used to and that it took a moment to figure that out.


My critique of the media's handling of the Hulk Hogan situation is that almost nobody has addressed the notion that in a society that normalizes whiteness and marginalizes everyone
else as "the other," a white person who might have always gotten along with black people could change his tune when a black man shows interest in his daughter, to put it mildly.

My comment is not intended to be insulting, but since most people are not well versed in American studies and African American studies, it is unfortunate but understandable that neither J.R. nor Patrick Clark discussed this factor.

Clark referred to recent news about Hulk Hogan's racist rant as "the rumblings of the internet" and
hinted toward the value of getting to know people for themselves, generally speaking. Clark stated, "He has been very good to me."

Despite rumors that Hogan had it in for him, Clark explained that although his interaction with Hogan was limited to receiving advice after a couple of live WWE shows and running into him in the restroom, Hogan admired his passion for the business and encouraged him to believe he would become a WWE superstar.

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