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Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

Posted: 8:02 AM, Jul 17, 2018
Updated: 2018-07-17 08:02:27-04
Hulk Hogan reinstated into wrestling Hall of Fame

World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. has reinstated Hulk Hogan to its Hall of Fame, three years after he was found to have used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex tape.

The Connecticut-based company said in a statement Sunday that the second chance follows the wrestling star's public apologies and volunteer work with young people.

On Twitter, Hogan said he'd been "praying for this day."

The 64-year-old Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, apologized in 2015 for using "offensive language" in a conversation many years before that.

The comments came to light in a joint report from RadarOnline.com and The National Enquirer, which said Hogan had used racial slurs in a conversation caught on a sex video that was the subject of an invasion of privacy lawsuit.