Stone Cold Steve Austin addressed Hulk Hogan’s racist rant earlier this week on TMZ Live. Austin was asked if he thinks the WWE should forgive Hogan for the racist comments he made about his daughter’s boyfriend. Hogan believed the conversation to be private.
Austin took the easy way out.
“Man, that’s up to Vince. He’s a lot smarter than I am,” Austin said. “He’s the one who’s got to weather the storm, you know, since it is a public company now. How soon or how long does it take for something like that to be forgotten, let alone just forgiven? You can never forget it, but can you forgive it? Yes. We’ll see what happens. I’ll leave that to them.”
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 7, 2016
Hogan was let go by the WWE last summer over the recording. He’s been with the company for most of his life and lives out his character in real life. It was a huge blow to him.
Austin did add he doesn’t think Hogan has a hateful bone in his body. Hogan showed a lot of regret over the comments and issued an apology. However, the WWE wiped him from their websites and other media platforms.
Since winning his case against Gawker Media for publishing a part of his sex tape, Hulk has indicated he would like to return to wrestling. However, Gawkers intends to appeal Hogan’s court victory so he might be tied up for the next little while.