WWE Reinstates Hulk Hogan in HOF, Declares His Racism Rehabbed

[Updated] On Sunday before the WWE’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view, the company announced that it had lifted the three-year ban of Hulk Hogan from the WWE Hall of Fame. He had been removed because of racist comments made about his daughter Brooke’s boyfriend at the time. “This second chance follows Hogan’s numerous public apologies and volunteering to work with young people, where he is helping them learn from his mistake,” WWE said in a statement.

A Sad Punctuation Mark on Wrestlemania

On Saturday night, former WWE superstar The Ultimate Warrior was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in a ceremony in the Smoothie King Center. The induction speech was given by Linda McMahon, the wife of WWE chairman Vince McMahon, and it was clear from her speech that Warrior - his legal name, after he had it changed from James Hellwig - was never a simple person, and the intensity that was his trademark as a performer extended to his life out of the ring. 

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