AEW president Tony Khan took to Twitter on Tuesday to respond to some controversial comments made by Hulk Hogan's ex-wife, Linda Hogan. Hogan (aka Linda Claridge) wrote that morning on Twitter, "Watching the looting, it's all afro Americans, not sure how robbing and stealing set the record straight but if they want to be heard they need to be civilized." Khan responded by saying she was now banned from all AEW events, while confirming the same ban had been placed on the WWE Hall of Famer as well.
"You've now joined your (ex) husband in being banned from all AEW shows. Congratulations," Khan wrote.
Linda's tweet has since been deleted, though various accounts have put up a screenshot since. Neither she nor "The Hulkster" have directly responded to the ban.
The ex wife of Hulk Hogan, Linda Hogan; made some very alarming comments on Twitter a couple of days ago, AEW Owner and CEO Tony Khan had NO problem with responding to those tweets pic.twitter.com/ZG0LxklqnO— OT/OB (@OTOBHTX) June 2, 2020
"Something I put an emphasis on during the shutdown is that we haven't let anybody go and we've tried to take care of everybody through this," Khan said. "It's not the right time for re-organizing or re-structuring for us. I want to take care of everybody and make sure they're comfortable."
Meanwhile Hogan was brought up during a recent interview between The Undertaker and ESPN. "The Deadman" called out the former world champion for falsely claiming he hurt his neck taking the Tombstone Piledriver back in 1991 at Survivor Series.0comments
"So we go into the finish, Flair comes down, slides the chair down, I pick him up, and when I tell you I had the brother secure, he was secure," Taker said. "Boom, I give him the tombstone, as soon as my knees hit, I hear, ‘Ohhh, you got me, brother.’ I’m like, how? I’m, what, I was 24, 25 years old, and I just crushed Hulk Hogan, right? That’s what’s going through my head. Like they gave me this opportunity, they gave me this chance to run with the ball, and I hurt the golden goose. So I’m devastated, mortified, right? So they get Hogan out of the ring, and I get the belt, and Paul Bearer and I are doing our stuff. I go backstage, and I’m asking, where’s Hulk at? ‘Oh, he’s laying on Vince’s office’s floor.’ So I go in there and he’s laying out on the floor, ‘Ohhhh,’ carrying on. I’m going in to check on him, but here come the paramedics, so I go behind a wall with Shane. Me and Shane are behind the wall, and I’m having to listen to, ‘Can you feel this, can you do that?’ Then I hear, ‘Somebody get my wife and kids on the phone.'”
“Finally I got to San Antonio and I was like, ‘Terry, I watched it back, your head never hit.’ He’s like, ‘Well, brother, what it was was you had me so tight, that when we came down, I had nowhere to move, and that’s what jammed my neck because I couldn’t move at all.’ It was too tight," he later added. "At that point, I was like, OK. Then I knew. I was like, OK, I kinda realized, I know what you’re all about, and that’s all I needed.”
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