Australian fans of the WWE were disappointed after finding out that iconic wrestler Hulk Hogan will not be making an appearance at the WWE Live tour in the country. Now they’re demanding a refund.
WWE superstars were scheduled to stage several shows in the country this August. Among the headliners announced were John Cena, Seth Rollins, Dean Ambrose, Randy Orton and the wrestling Hall of Famer, Hulk Hogan. However, after leaks of a racial tirade made its way online, Hogan was dropped from the bill.
The Australian tour was scheduled for August 6 at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre, August 7 at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, and August 8 at the Qantas Credit Union Arena, noted the Sydney Morning Herald. None of these shows will feature Hogan anymore.
Billboards of the event at Qantas Credit Union Arena highlighted “Hulkamania”. However, by Wednesday, the posters were replaced with “generic venue advert”, Sydney Morning Herald noted.
Fans who have been waiting for the WWE to set foot in the country were disappointed and are calling for a refund. Older fans of the WWE who have purchased their tickets that range from $350 to $995 are saying that Hogan was the only reason they went to buy tickets for the show.
“Hogan is the reason this tour Sold Out. NO Hogan = Refund,” one fan wrote, noted the Sydney Morning Herald.
As for Hulk Hogan, the wrestler sent out an apology on his Twitter.
“I’m so sorry Australia I will miss u and really wanted to be there 4 u as the WWE general manager,I will be back soon,only loveHH,” he posted.
@penny1596 I’m so sorry Australia I will miss u and really wanted to be there 4 u as the WWE general manager,I will be back soon,only loveHH
— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) July 27, 2015
Hogan has been the in the headlines the past days after leaked audio and video clips of the wrestler revealed him going on a racist rant. Several times, the iconic fighter was heard using the N-word.
In response to this, the WWE removed Hulk Hogan and all traces of him from the WWE, including his profile as a Hall of Famer, his merchandise on the WWE shop, and his appearance in the upcoming game “WWE 2K15”.