Hulk Hogan's teary-eyed apology on Good Morning America on Monday (August 31) over his racial tirade was hit with mixed reaction.
Well, one of Hogan's former WWE peers isn't buying a word that the Hulkster says. Recently holding court on an open Q&A via TSN's Periscope account, Bret Hart ripped Hogan with a scathing reaction to his racial scandal and about the WWE wiping clear of his name, including in its WWE Hall of Fame.
When asked if he thinks Hogan will ever be let back into the WWE, Hart fired off on his former peer without any hesitation.
"Let's hope not," The Hitman said. "Let's really hope that he lives with himself in Tampa and stays there in his little world in idol worship of himself. I'm not a big Hulk Hogan fan. I kind of feel bad for him because I don't necessarily remember him being a racist, but you know, I can say that through my experience that the vast majority—of course not all of them—but the vast majority of the white Southern wrestlers tend to be a little bit racial all the time and the n-word was frequently used in the dressing room when a black guy wasn't around. As being a Canadian, I found that really difficult. I didn't see eye-to-eye with that kind of stuff and I never felt like that and I've never been in that kind of mindset."
What's more scathing, was The Hitman's response to when he was asked if he was glad that Hogan got caught.
"I'm kind of glad he got busted for that reason that times have changed and you have to answer for that stuff...and he's answering for it," Hart said. "He's probably glad that Roddy Piper passed away because it took all the edge off all that."
Wow. Hart never seemed to like Hogan, but that last comment about Rowdy Roddy Piper's death seems to be ultra personal, as the late pro wrestler counted both Hart and Hogan as friends with Hulk even commenting that Piper was his best friend after his passing.
Hogan addressed the racist comments, which included him saying the n-word, on Good Morning America.
"I'm not a racist but I never should have said what I said. It was wrong. I'm embarrassed by it," he said. "People need to realize that you inherit things from your environment. And where I grew up was south Tampa, Port Tampa, and it was a really rough neighborhood, very low income. And all my friends, we greeted each other saying that word."
The 62-year-old Hogan is suing Gawker Media for $100 million for publishing a secretly-recorded sex tape involving the former pro-wrestler on its website. The tape, which is believed to have been recorded between 2006 and 2007, also includes Hogan's racial slur, which was originally reported by the National Enquirer.