WWE legend Hulk Hogan and his ex-wife Linda are now both banned from attending AEW shows indefinitely, Tony Khan has announced.
The 37-year-old, son of Jaguars owner Shahid Khan, announced the two were prohibited from appearing in his company in response to a controversial tweet from Linda Hogan about the protests that were sparked by George Floyd’s killing.
It comes as activists across the world have called for justice after Floyd died when police officer Derek Chauvin kneeled on his neck during an arrest. The footage of the 46-year-old begging for help in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has gone viral and caused widespread outrage both online and on the streets as mass riots broke out in the city.
In a since-deleted tweet, Linda Hogan referenced the ongoing riots across America where protesters are calling for police reforms.
She wrote: “watching the looting, it’s all afro Americans, not sure how robbing and stealing set the record straight but if they want to be heard they need to be civilized.”
Linda was widely condemned for the comments.
Wrestler and commentator AJ Kirsch tweeted: “@LindaHogan, you should just go ahead and delete your entire Twitter account, not just that one tweet. You know the one.”
And AEW boss Khan added: “You’ve now joined your husband in being banned from all AEW shows. Congratulations.”
Linda and Hulk Hogan divorced in 2007 after 25-years of marriage following allegations the WWE Hall of Famer had been unfaithful.
It’s unclear when the 66-year-old — real name Terry Gene Bollea — was also been banned by AEW, but it is believed to be due to him making racist remarks.
The veteran was temporarily erased from WWE’s history following the leak of a video where he used the N-word and said he hoped his daughter would never sleep with a black man.
In addition to terminating Hogan’s contract, Vince McMahon’s company deleted his profile from its site and limited any references to him in archived footage.
Yet three years later in September 2018, WWE announced that Hogan had been reinstated to its Hall of Fame.
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