Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has said of his disappointment in Hulk Hogan after reports surfaced of his controversial tirade.
While promoting his new HBO TV Show ‘Ballers’ at the Television Critics Association's press tour in Beverly Hills, California, The Rock expressed his thoughts about the Hulk Hogan controversy.
Hogan had his contract terminated with the WWE last week after the National Enquirer and Radar Online released a report of the WWE Hall of Famer making racist remarks on a leaked sex tape.
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The Rock said according to Wrestling Inc: "I was pretty disappointed with what I heard, like all of us, by the way. I've known Terry (Hogan) for a lot of years, my dad helped train him in Florida in the '70s when he was breaking into the business.
"My uncles helped train him too as well. I have not known the man to be racist."
The eight-time WWE Champion said whilst everybody talks trash once in a while, there is no justification for what Hogan has done.
He said: "It's funny, it's one of those things where—and not justifying what he said—we've all talked trash, especially in private.
"He said what he said, and he's paying the price.”
The National Enquirer and Radar Online not only revealed Hogan making racist remarks to sex tape partner Heather Clem, but also homophobic slurs and slander against his ex-wife to describe the owner of his childhood home during a VH1 reality show, Hogan Knows Best.
Hogan is currently involved in a $100 million lawsuit with Gawker Media after the website published his sex tape.
Since the release of the sex tape, Hogan has been fired by the WWE along with the removal of any mention of him on their website, as well as the removal of him as one of the Tough Enough judges and being part of the upcoming WWE 2K16 video game.
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