WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T took some time to address the recent TMZ rumors of Hulk Hogan and WWE being close to a deal to bring the pro wrestling legend back to the company during an episode of his "Heated Conversations" podcast. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On Hulk Hogan apologizing and moving on: "The only thing Hogan can do is apologize, atone for it, and we move forward. Everyone deserves a second chance that's just the way I am."
On Hulk Hogan helping him during his WCW days: "I talk about Hulk Hogan being in my corner, back in the day and a lot of the boys they may look at me and say, 'Why is Booker T talking to [Hogan]?' Back in the day, if it wasn't for Hulk Hogan, I don't know if Booker T and Stevie Ray would have got the push that we got. Back in the day, Sister Sherri was an intricate detail to Harlem Heat, and our success, and it was all because of Hulk Hogan. Saying 'Hey man, those are the guys you need to put your money behind.'"
On Hogan's use of the N-word in the past and being blacklisted: "I'm taking that 'word' and put it over to the side, and let that man take his rightful place back, which is in this business. I'm not going to take that away from him. I'm not going to sit here and say 'No, he should be blackballed or black listed from the game, forevermore!' for saying something a lot of us say on a daily basis. I don't myself, but a lot of us do. Let this man who has done so much for the wrestling business truly take his rightful place back in the WWE."
Check out the complete Booker T clip where he addresses the Hulk Hogan situation above.