Hulk Hogan Says Racism Was Part of His 'Daily Environment' Growing Up: 'You Greeted Your Friends with the N-Word'

Hulk Hogan, the 12-time world wrestling champion, looks nervous.

Walking into a conference room in N.Y.C., he pours himself a glass of ice water and sits down. He cups his hands together and says that now that “the dust has settled,” he’s ready to speak out about the audio transcript that was released in July that featured him using racial slurs when talking about his daughter Brooke’s then-boyfriend.

'I'm Not a Racist. I Made One Horrible Mistake': Hulk Hogan Insists He's Changed Since Slur that Got Him Kicked out of WWE

Hulk Hogan has a clear message: The racist remarks he made in an audio transcript that was released in July is not an accurate portrayal of the man he truly is.

“I’m a good person,” Hogan told PEOPLE during a sit-down interview on Friday. “I’m not a racist. I made one horrible mistake.”

'Disappointed' Dwayne Johnson Thinks Hulk Hogan Has 'Paid the Price' for Racist Rant

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has weighed in on Hulk Hogan’s racism scandal.

Speaking via satellite at a Television Critics Association panel at the Beverly Hilton, the fellow wrestler shared his opinion on the controversy surrounding the former WWE Hall-of-Famer.

“I was pretty disappointed with what I heard,” Johnson said.

Despite being disappointed, the star of the HBO series Ballers went on to say that in all the time he’s known Hogan, he hasn’t known him to be a racist.

Hulk Hogan Steps Out for the First Time After Apologizing for Racist Rant

Hulk Hogan stepped out for the first time since he was removed from the WWE Hall of Fame after an audio transcript that features him making racist slurs was released on Friday.

Hogan, 61, was seen taking a trip to the gym in Miami with wife Jennifer McDaniel on Saturday.

Following the release of the audio transcript, Hogan apologized for his remarks in a exclusive statement to PEOPLE.

Brooke Hogan Defends Dad Hulk Amid Racism Controversy: 'He'd Never Want to Hurt His Fans or Family'

In the wake of a recently released audio transcript of Hulk Hogan making racist remarks about his daughter’s romantic relationships, Brooke Hogan has taken to Facebook to defend her father.

Hulk Hogan: A Timeline of His Ups and Downs

Professional wrestling and TV personality Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bolea is in the midst of a firestorm of controversy following the release of an audio transcript that reveals him making racist comments about his daughter Brooke’s love life.

Below, a select list of some of Hogan’s triumphs and tragedies inside and outside the ring.

Hulk Hogan Apologizes for 'Unacceptable' Racist Rant as He Is Scrubbed from WWE Hall of Fame

Hulk Hogan is speaking out about a just-released audio transcript that features him making racist slurs about his daughter Brooke’s love life.

Celebrating Every '80s Reference in That RadioShack Super Bowl Commercial

The Super Bowl doubled as throwback Sunday for RadioShack, with the brand unveiling a hilarious new ad that pays tribute to the most beloved celebrities from ’80s pop culture. From Hulk Hogan to Chucky, the ’80s superstars invade and ransack a typical RadioShack retail outlet (the rampage meant to assure customers that the chain will no longer be stuck in the past).


How the NFL's Richard Sherman Revived the Long-Lost Art of Wrestling Promos

After Sunday night, even the most casual football fans know Richard Sherman’s name.

The Seattle Seahawks cornerback was just moments removed from making the game-winning play in the NFC Championship game, when sideline reporter Erin Andrews pulled him over for a brief interview. Most post-game Q&As are tepid, cliché-ridden affairs, but this was something else entirely.

The 8 Greatest Mustaches of the '80s

As you know, it’s Movember, and we’re looking back at the most outstanding pop culture mustaches of all time.

The 1970s may have ignited the fuzzy upper lip trend, but the 1980s solidified its A-list status. Meet eight ’80s ‘staches whose iconic status have stood the test of time (and shaving cream).