Some days, enough crazy things happen that it makes a person wonder if there’s a full moon, or an apocalypse, or if all the chemicals getting dumped into our drinking water finally took its toll. Such was this case for the world of professional wrestling this weekend, where not one, not two, but at least five different people did the kind of crazy things that would grab headlines. For your convenience, here they are, all gathered into a single location, so you can read them all and despair about the future of humanity with the rest of us.
5. Hulk Hogan Does Good Morning America
It would take an incredible number of ridiculous events for Hulk Hogan finally speaking out about the racist comments that got him basically excommunicated from WWE to not be the most uncomfortable wrestling-related topic of the day, but here we are. In what will surely be step one in Hogan’s attempt to eventually return to the good graces of the public, he appeared on Good Morning America and attempted to explain why he said the things that he said on a video that was taken without his knowledge. And to be fair to Hogan, he’s right, everyone has said things in private that would be damaging if it ever became public knowledge. That doesn’t excuse the content of what he said, nor does claiming that he’s simply a product of the time and place he grew up in. This is 2015, you need to be aware that even “casual” racism is a serious issue and it should never be encouraged. However, Hogan seemed appropriately apologetic for the entire situation (which you’d expect, given that for all his faults, he’s very, very good at working the PR circuit), and will probably work his way back into being acknowledged by WWE sooner rather than later.