Hulk Hogan is undoubtedly a legend and one of the greatest performers in the history of the business. The Hulkster was a wrestling icon during the ’80s and a hero to many young fans.
Despite all his success over the years, Hogan’s reputation was ruined after his racist remarks surfaced on tape in 2015. The publicization of the tapes caused a big scandal which Hulk Hogan hasn’t fully recovered from. Many people, including some wrestlers, lost respect for Hogan. He was subsequently fired by WWE and his Hall of Fame page was removed from the company’s website.
Hulk Hogan apologized since that time for his racist words and blamed it on his upbringing. While several African American wrestlers such as Booker T and Mark Henry said they forgave the Hulkster, others such as Titus O’Neil refused to accept his apology, although the two stars co-hosted WrestleMania 37.
During his recent appearance on Busted Open Radio, Mark Henry sent a special message to Hulk Hogan.
“I’ll stand right there next to him, and as long as he owns it and is truly sorry for what he is done… it’s not gonna go away. It don’t matter how long you wait. I just pray that before he meets The Maker, that he’s able to repent for that and get everybody to say, ‘You know what, man? Hulk Hogan had a hard time. He made mistakes, but man he fixed it’… We all have to be forgiven at some point, but to be forgiven you have to be remorseful and feel pain for what you did,” said Mark Henry
Hulk Hogan was booed by some of the fans in the crowd during his appearance on WrestleMania 37.