Okerlund stayed with WCW until 2001, when he returned to the WWE in a variety of different capacities.
'Gene would ask me "hey big man what do u want to do?"
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Their interviews together quickly became legendary, with Okerlund even teaming with Hogan in the ring in 1984.
His reinstatement led three black wrestlers, who make up the faction "The New Day", to pen a powerful message which condemned the WWE for their decision to reinstate Hogan.
While Hogan said he resigned from the entertainment company following the revelations, WWE stated he was sacked. After being tapped using highly inflammatory language, Hogan was essentially excommunicated from WWE.More news: ‘Simmba’ continues stronghold over box office, is a certified blockbuster
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But his return to the WWE is not one that is necessarily being welcomed by fans. You can be good at what you do, but Gene was so good that he made the people around him better.
But Hogan's relationship to the company has warmed over the previous year, and he was reinstated to the Hall of Fame and served as host for the WWE's Crown Jewel pay-per-view last November in Saudi Arabia.
"Eight years ago I used offensive language during a conversation".
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"This is not who I am".
"I am disappointed with myself that I used language that is offensive and inconsistent with my own beliefs".