Former WWE superstar Dwayne Johnson says he’s disappointed in his former peer Hulk Hogan who was exposed as a racist and homophobe by RadarOnline and the National Enquirer.
Earlier this month, the outlets leaked transcripts from a eight year old recording of Hogan that features him using the n-word several times. “I am a racist, to a point, f*cking n****rs,” he remarked in the rant that he’s since apologized for.
Johnson, also known as The Rock, was asked about the scandal at the a TV critics’ meeting Thursday. “I’ve known Terry for a lot of years, and my dad helped train him in Florida in the ’70s when he was breaking into the business. I come from a very long line of lineage of professional wrestlers. I had not known the man to be racist,” said Johnson.
“We’ve all talked trash, you know, especially in private. He said what he said, and he’s paying the price,” the Ballers star added.
Hogan was fired from the WWE following the scandal, and erased from their website.