Hulk Hogan is ready to talk.
Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, is finally speaking out after a secret recording that showed him making racist remarks was leaked earlier this summer. In a pre-taped interview with Good Morning America, Hogan admitted that this scandal has been harder than anything that he's ever been through, but he insisted he wasn't racist.
"I never should have said what I said," he confessed.
The former WWE star opened up about the home environment in which he was raised and said that the n-word, which he used repeatedly in the recording while talking about daughter Brooke Hogan's dating life, was thrown around like it was "nothing." He also said he was infuriated about a situation that happened between Brooke and her boyfriend.
As a result of the video leak, the WWE cut all ties with the wrestler and even erased all signs of him from their website.