Prior to this year’s WWE Extreme Rules PPV, Hulk Hogan, who on the day of the event was reinstated into the WWE Hall of Fame, addressed the WWE locker room and issued an apology for the racist remarks he made years ago which got him ousted from the WWE and its Hall of Fame.
We noted following the apology that there were several WWE stars, including The New Day and Titus O’Neil, who publicly said they felt Hogan’s apology lacked sincerity, and it appears not everyone in the pro wrestling world was willing to forgive Hogan following his Extreme Rules speech.
Hogan appeared on the new “Apter Chat” podcast, hosted by Bill Apter of 1Wrestling.com, and during the appearance, Hogan had the following to say to wrestlers who did not accept his apology or felt it lacked sincerity:
“A lot of people accepted my apology,” Hogan said, h/t to Fightful.com for the transcription. “And a lot of people heard what they wanted to hear and a lot of the narrative that came out of the meeting was on point. A lot of the narrative was really different. I was surprised to hear some people interpreted what I said that I was just sorry I got caught. I’m on camera, whatever they interpreted, but I never said that.
“I just hope the brotherhood can get back to the way it was,” Hogan continued. “Outside the ring, you’re supposed to protect your brother. In this case, it’s a situation where 75, 80, 90 percent of the wrestlers are protecting me and they’re giving me another chance to move forward. There’s just a few wrestlers that don’t understand the bond and the brotherhood of wrestling. If someone makes a mistake, you need to forgive them and move on and try to let them prove themselves.”
The debut Episode of @TheApterChat with guest @HulkHogan !!
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