Everyone knows by heart the importance of Hulk Hogan for the wrestling business in general, who has contributed greatly to the spread of this discipline even outside the small circle of fans and professionals. Despite the countless awards it has won, the WWE Hall of Famer is not without its flaws.
It would be unfair not to mention his involvement in some controversial incidents, as well as the many legal and personal issues that have involved him throughout his life. Fans have certainly not forgotten the racist outburst he had in 2008, which was only released publicly seven years later.
That scandal put the same Stamford-based federation in difficulty, forced to fire one of the brightest icons of him. Since then, Hogan hasn't missed a single opportunity to apologize to all offended people. WWE wanted to believe his words, reinstated him in the Hall of Fame, and even made him make several appearances on television shows.
The Hulk has received support from some of his African American colleagues, including The Rock, Booker T, and Mark Henry. Speaking in the latest edition of 'Busted Open Radio', the latter sent a message to 'The Hulkster'
Mark Henry on Hulk Hogan
“I want to be conciliatory towards Hulk Hogan, especially since he seemed truly sorry for his actions. I won't dump it,” said Mark Henry, who took over the role of producer once his boots were up.
“I'd like to meet The Maker one day, to show him even more my closeness. I know very well that he has had to manage a difficult period. He made mistakes in that juncture, but he came out with his head held high. We should all be ready to forgive at some point, especially if on the other hand there is a sincere remorse for what happened," he added.
Hogan was one of the stars of WrestleMania 37 along with Titus O’Neil. The Hulk received several boos when he first appeared, testifying to an unfinished pacification with the WWE Universe. WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan is regarded by many as one of the most important wrestling figures of all time.
Although The Hulkster was a very charismatic wrestler, his in-ring work has often been criticized. Former WWE Champion Sycho Sid, also known as Sid Vicious, recently referred to Hogan as a horrible worker. During a virtual signing with Highspots Wrestling Network, Sid Vicious revealed that he got into wrestling for the money and not because he was a wrestling fan.
"Honestly, the WWF, it was such a night-to-night deal, every show was a big show," said Sid. "I know it was WrestleMania, don’t get me wrong, but like a year later, I forgot there was a WrestleMania. So someone said, ‘You remember being at WrestleMania?’ I went, ‘No.’ Again, and I’m not trying to make anybody mad at me, but I was in this business different than everybody else was. I was in it for just the business. I wasn’t a wrestling fan."