With wrestling champion Hulk Hogan after two publications cut ties Friday reported he was videotaped using offensive language.
In a statement on its web site, WWE said it had terminated its contract with Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea.
A combined report In The National Enquirer and Radar Online published Friday said Hogan was on a sex tape, filmed in 2008, utilizing the N-word and saying he’s a racist.
Hogan said in a statement Friday that he stepped down from his contract together with the WWE because “Eight years back I used offensive language during a dialogue.”
Hogan is currently seeking $100 million from Gawker for posting portion of the sex tape of him with Heather Cole, the ex wife of Hogan’s one time friend and radio show host Bubba the Love Sponge Clem, based on The Associated Press.
Gawker, which took down video under a court order, said it had the right to publish the edited video because Hogan talked in detail about his sex life prior to the video’s release, which made the story newsworthy, in line with the AP. 61, Hogan, has won six WWE championships and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005 by Sylvester Stallone.