While many Professional Wrestling personalities have already forgiven WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan for what he said in a private conversation over a decade ago, some people are still having a hard time in forgiving the man who put Professional Wrestling on the map.
During a recent appearance on the ‘How It Ended’ podcast, former WWE wrestler JTG discussed Hogan apology to the WWE locker room backstage at Extreme Rules 2018 PPV and why he refuses to forgive the Hulkster.
Below is what JTG said:
“I can forgive him for using the N-word for making a mistake or whatever. But I can’t forgive you for admitting that you’re a racist. I’m not that dude. I’m not that forgiving. A lot of talent, African American talent share my same thoughts.
In that meeting, they should have never brought up, ‘be careful what you say, you never know when you’re being recorded.’ It’s like, ‘what?!’ That should be the last thing you bring up. We all know that we’re in the limelight you know you know to watch what you say. But when you’re saying an apology, you don’t bring up ‘watch what you say when you’re being recorded.’
You talk about using the N-Word saying he admitted to being a racist – I don’t even think he brought that up that he admitted to being a racist. Like that was kinda just swept under the rug like we were just supposed to forget.”
Current RAW wrestler Titus O’Neil shared similar thoughts regarding Hogan’s apology backstage at Extreme Rules 2018 during an appearance on Busted Open Radio.
Below is what Titus said:
“This is not about second or third chances,” Titus O’Neil explained. “This is about a man making a decision to make statements that he truly felt in his heart I believe at that time. He may not feel that way now, he may regret it.
But to come out and say, ‘I didn’t know I was being recorded’ and ‘ be careful what you say’ and ‘I don’t remember saying that stuff.’ When you start out an apology like that. Dude, you lost it already. I wanted to give him a chance, I didn’t know what that meeting was about going in but I wanted to give him a chance.”
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