IDFWU: Hulk Hogan, Hulkamaniacs or Anyone Who Thinks He's Cool

"I don't fuck with you, you little stupid ass bitch," those were the words Big Sean said. He wasn't the first to say it and he won't be the last. There's a lot of things I don't fuck with and there's a lot of things you don't fuck with. I don't fuck with Hulk Hogan. If you fuck with Hulk Hogan, I don't fuck with you. I don't care if you're Jerry Lawler or some random guy on the internet. I'll tell you why in just a moment, but first, I'd like to start with a simple quote that many people seem to have forgotten. The original quote from Hulk Hogan:
I don’t know if Brooke was fucking the black guy’s son, I mean, I don’t have double standards. I mean, I am a racist, to a point, fucking niggers. But then when it comes to nice people and shit, and whatever. I mean, I’d rather if she was going to fuck some ngger, I’d rather have her marry an 8-foot-tall ngger worth a hundred million dollars! Like a basketball player I guess we’re all a little racist. Fucking nigger.

I'd like to add an additional conversation, this time a jailhouse phone call between Hulk Higan and his son Nick.

Hulk: You and me been sitting on some serious phone, phone dialogue here nigga

Nick: Yeah, nibb-ah

Hulk: Nigga Nigga, that means, that means you my best friend [...] You know that God gave you this vibe and this, this, energy that you and I are going to live forever, bro, I just hope we don’t come back as a couple, I don’t want to say it, blizz-ack gizz-uys, you know what I’m saying?

Nick: Brutal [...] It’s down in St. Pete and it’s mixed-race and we get along with everybody, so that’s fine

Hulk: Your mom went there and said it was mainly blizz, you know what I’m sizz-aying?

Nick: Mm-hm

Hulk: And that some of the ladies there that, you know, run the school are nice blizz lizz-adies, you know
Nick: Mm-hm…. I would go down there, I would make friends with all those kids down there, I guarantee it. Because you know how all the blizz pizz love us.
I could sum this up by saying fuck Hulk Hogan and the WWE for reinstating him. But that wouldn't be fair to me, or you. So I'll tell you exactly why I'm mad. Like many people I thought Hulk Hogan was great. He may have been way past his prime by the time I started watching wrestling. I may have sat through the Mr. America phase and saw him kill TNA. All of which couldn't take away from the fact that I saw Hollywood Hulk Hogan taking on The Rock at Wrestlemania and it was amazing. Then I grew up and by the time he was in TNA the curtain had been revealed. I thought I knew about all the horrible things he did to stay in the limelight. I thought I knew all the dirt on Hogan. But I didn't.

The Hulk Hogan sex tape came out and I just laughed. I had no interest in watching Hulk Hogan sleep with a married woman while her husband knowingly chilled in the next room. That's not my thing. But then, things kept coming out about conversations that were had during these tapes. Conversation where Hulk Hogan went on racist rants about how he was racist but it was okay because as long as they were good to him he wouldn't call them what they were "fucking niggers."

I'll be honest with you, it's hard to be a black wrestling fan sometimes. Watching Booker T be called a nappy headed entertainer and bag carrying boy only to see him still come up short to the guy wearing the Iron Cross. I mean we've never had a black WWE Champion, except The Rock who was so busy feuding with his father he never identified with his black heritage only as Samoan outside of his Nation of Domination days until they reconciled a few years ago. Now WWE puts him in all of their black history montages every year. Fabulous Moolah spent years getting women wrestlers addicted to drugs, pimping them out, setting them up to be raped and beaten but she gets a tournament named after her. Meanwhile someone like Nelson Frazier Jr, who never had a scandal in his entire career as Mabel, Viscera, Big Daddy V who spent almost 20 years working for WWE couldn't even get an acknowledgement from the company when he died. Michael Hayes was suspended for frequent use of the same word Hogan used and telling Mark Henry, "I'm more of a nigger than you," but he still works there. Shad and JTG are two talented guys, they're good people. JTG has been on Powerbomb Jutsu with us and talked about some of the race issues backstage. But we sat through Cryme Tyme. I could literally go on and on about this for hours.

The fact that the man who is arguably the biggest pro wrestling icon in the world is a self admitted racist doesn't exactly make me feel any better about WWE. ROH, Impact, NJPW, all of these companies are younger than WWE and have had more black world champions and significantly less race related issues. WWE is a bunch of carnies and I knew they would pull some crap like this eventually when Donald Trump is in their Hall of Fame and Linda McMahon sits in Donald's cabinet when she couldn't even buy an election in Connecticut.

But here's the thing, all could have been forgiven if he just fucking apologized and sincerely meant it. Black people love Eminem. When a song from 1991 called "Foolish Pride" was leaked onto the internet by Benzino and Source Magazine who payed a former acquaintance for it. He got lit up with the same backlash as Hogan. The track was influenced by a breakup with a girlfriend. In the track he says things like:
Blacks and whites they sometimes mix, but black girls only want your money cause they're dumb chicks, so I'mma say like this, don't date a black girl, take it as a diss [...] Cause black girls, I really don't like, we don't mix, it's like riding a bike, when you're peddling hard, uphill both ways, you know it's kinda hard and that's why I say to you, I'm giving you a little advice. Don't date a black girl, if you do it once you won't do it twice
That's fucked up and it should have ruined his career. The thing is, unlike Hulk Hogan, Eminem was man enough to admit that what he said was fucked up. In an apology he stated:
The song in no way represents who I was then or who I am today. In becoming an adult, I’ve seen what hip-hop and rap music can do to touch millions of people. The music can be truly powerful, and it has helped improve race relations in a very real way. I want to use this negative attack on me as a positive opportunity to show that. So while I think common sense tells you not to judge a man by what he may have said when he was a boy, I will say it straight up: I am sorry I said those things when I was 16. And I don’t want to let anybody turn this into an opportunity to promote their own bullshit agenda.
Eminem called a press conference right away. He didn't sit in silence for two years while continuing the same actions. He made a serious apology that he really mean and that's not even half of. But Hulk Hogan, there was never any apology. He didn't ever make any effort to make amends for his actions. he spent all his time talking about how he should not have been recorded. He didn't care what he had said. Eminem at least admitted what he did was wrong. It didn't matter if he was 16 or 61 he knew it was wrong and Hogan can't see that.

It's not even Hulk Hogan's only racist. Hulk Hogan had a restaurant with a strict dress code. The dress code included things like no jewelry, sneakers, boots, baggy clothing, basically no black people. The thing is if you look at the image of him on the dress code he's breaking those rules. He's wearing a durag, he's got on jewelry and shades. I think Big E. said it best:

Appropriate a culture, pilfer from its dialect, profit wildly from it, and regard its people as subhuman. Makes sense...

Hogan is a big fan of Jordan Brand shoes, durags and a lot of black things. If you didn't know the inspiration for the NWO was Death Row Records according to Kevin Nash. He loves black culture but he hates "fucking niggers." It's ridiculous. Then when he finally does give an apology it's a forced apology to the WWE locker room in which he blamed the dangers of social media. It prompted wrestlers to release statements to TMZ, Twitter and just about everywhere else. Titus O'Neil even got caught liking Instagram posts that blatantly state "fuck Hulk Hogan."

So there it is, that's why I don't fuck with Hulk Hogan. But what about his fans and supporters? Well, fuck them too if they think black people shouldn't be bothered by it. Let me just share some of bullshit, that has been going around. Let's star with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry The King Lawler. Jerry stated:
I’m not shocked at all. I was shocked while he wasn’t in the WWE Hall of Fame. I think the whole thing was kinda blown out of proportion. I’ve known Hulk Hogan his entire career and, for the claims about him being a racist, there was absolutely not one ounce of truth to that at all.
Well why would I be surprised that Jerry is supporting Hogan? I mean it's not like he's had a history of being called racist. Of course he would defend Hogan. He spent the better part of his commentary career sitting next to Jim Ross who also has a history of racist BS, but he's kept his mouth shut so we'll leave him alone.

Alright, so let's look at Twitter. Hmmm, Element Games. He seems to be some kind of streamer from the UK. Let's see what he has to say:
Hogan re-instated into the HOF. He's served his time, time to move on. At least now he can get an opportunity to right his wrongs and become an ambassador for racism in entertainment. Life is too short to hold grudges.
Hogan served his time? What time? There was no real punishment. He didn't go to jail. This can be used as an opportunity to be an ambassador against racism? Nah, forget that. He had three fucking years to be an ambassador against racism. He spent half of that telling the world his son shouldn't be in jail because God was punishing the man he killed. Also, they bonded over not liking black people but being loved by black people. When he finally did apologize it was only to the locker room and according to multiple reports his apology included "I didn't know I was being recorded." Fuck that, but I like the typo. Hogan is an ambassador for racism. He's proof that you can be racist and there's no real consequences other the possibility of being punched in the face if you're in the wrong location.

Maybe we should look at Reddit:
People really comparing Moolah and Hulk to accuse hypocrisy? Lmao. My dudes, using a slur in the privacy of your own home does not equate to prostituting, abusing, and destroying the lives of dozens of young girls
That's your moderator of the biggest wrestling sub. Maybe they're just both shitty people who shouldn't be acknowledged. Let's see what else we have:

Fuck the haters and those who lack the compassion to forgive somebody in today's toxic social media climate. Seriously. This man built wrestling in the United States, Booker T, Kamala and Virgil have all stated what a gentlemen Hogan was. Without Hogan there's no Rock, no Austin, no attitude era. Nothing. Sure he looked out for himself but goddamn he was Hulk fucking Hogan. You're the biggest draw in the business at a time when you had to protect your spot.

He got filmed secretly by his supposed best friend in 2007 at a low point in his life. His son had killed a guy in an automobile accident, his wife was taking him to the cleaner and the video itself was leaked almost 8 years later. He grew up in Florida in the 1950's ffs and he admits everyone there were a bunch of rednecks. FFS Ric Flair was notorious for this shit back in the day and now he's a pop culture phenomenon in the rap world.

Everyone makes mistakes or says something they regret. What kind of people are we if we exile someone for life based on one transgression? We have to forgive and forget and work with each other to build a better world through open dialogue. Not just saying "so and so is a fucking shit human being and I hope they can never do anything ever again."
You know how I avoid being secretly filmed saying homophobic things? I just don't say homophobic things. I wonder how nobody ever filmed Bob Barker going a rant about Jewish people. He just didn't go on rants about Jewish people. The secret is, just not being an asshole. I think Cedric Alexander, Titus O'Neil and The New Day have all done a great job pointing out, yes, he did a lot for wrestling but nobody should have to work with this piece of shit human. He's 64, he's not really that old. You can't even collect full social security benefits until you're 65. He's working age. I could see if he was maybe 90, then it's whatever, you don't have much time left and you probably went to a lynching. I'm sorry, I just can't listen to a white guy telling me to forgive and forget some shit that will never ever effect them in their life time. You don't understand and you never will if you want me to forgive someone who hasn't made a single attempt at making a sincere apology.

Maybe we can get some thoughts from a black reddit user:
As an African-American, I have no problem with this. Was what he said stupid and highly ignorant? Yes. But I don't believe in punishing him for what was said in the heat of the moment, in what he believed to be a private conversation.
If you follow me on Twitter you already know I think anyone who starts off by telling you that they're a black person, especially if they say African American, is lying. I've taken to assuming they're just Russian bots. But, lets say you are a black person who wants to forgive Hulk Hogan. That is 100% your right and I won't argue with you on that. I won't fuck with you either, but that's your call. Also, Hogan was not in the heat of the moment. The man had just finished having sex and was smoking a cigarette, the man was super relaxed and the first thing that comes to his mind was "fucking niggers." That's how you know he meant it because who finishes having sex and just goes on an unprovoked hate filled rant? A racist.

But lets be real, Hogan belongs in the WWE Hall of Fame next to other racists like Ric Flair, Jerry Lawler, Michael Hayes, Donald Trump, AND MORE. I mean, the WWE Hall of Fame is just full of debauchery. There's wife beaters. Women who drugged and sold other women as property. Rapists. Suspected pedophiles. Homophobic people. The list goes on. Hogan is right where he belong. I'm not even mad about that meaningless award.

Just don't tell me I need to forgive Hogan. I need to forget what he says. Fuck that, and fuck you too if you feel that way. I might forgive him if he makes a sincere apology before heading to his grave, which he probably won't judging by the reaction of the black WWE talent. It's really simple. I don't fuck with Hulk Hogan, and if you do fuck with Hulk Hogan, I don't fuck with you either. I used a lot of profanity here, and I really do try to cut back, but racism just pushes my buttons.

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IDFWU: Hulk Hogan, Hulkamaniacs or Anyone Who Thinks He's Cool IDFWU: Hulk Hogan, Hulkamaniacs or Anyone Who Thinks He's Cool Reviewed by Darrell S. on Friday, July 20, 2018 Rating: 5

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