- Jason King of Bleacher Report spoke with former WWE star James "Kamala" Harris about the racist comments made by Hulk Hogan in 2006 that were revealed by Radar Online and The National Enquirer on Friday. Hogan was programmed with Kamala in the 1980's and the 1990's, and often expressed concern over Kamala not being fairly compensated for their main event feud. Harris said:
"That's not the Hogan I know. Hogan always treated me like a gentleman. He genuinely cared about me. He was my friend. He'd tell me, 'Brother, I'm getting my money. I hope you're getting yours, because you're putting asses in the seats.' When it came to our matches, he valued my input. He'd always say, 'What do you want to do out there, brother?' I'd tell him, and then we'd go out there and do it. He's a sweetheart of a guy."
Kamala said Hogan just got caught with a "hidden recorder and said something he probably didn't mean" and he's not mad at his former foe. Harris added:
"I'm not mad at him at all. Deep down, he's really not like that. He's a super-nice guy. I don't believe he's a racist at all, no matter what he said."
Harris also commented on what he would say to Hogan if he saw him now:
"The first thing I'd do is shake his hand and hug him, just like we always do. That wouldn't change. Then I might say, 'Hey man, what happened?' But it'd be with a smiling face."
Source: Bleacher Report