Wrestling News: Bret Hart Glad Hulk Hogan 'Busted,' Calls Him 'Phony' (VIDEO)

Retired professional wrestler Bret Hart called fellow WWE fighter Hulk Hogan a "phony" and admitted being glad Hogan got "busted."

Bret "The Hitman" Hart recently had a Q&A session on Periscope, where he voiced his sentiments about Hulk Hogan's racist video leaking online.

Hart, 58, who counts Hogan as one of his contemporaries during their WWE heyday, called the 12-time world champion a "phony piece of shit" while discussing the wrestler's racial slurs in a controversial sex tape from 2007, a highly publicized scandal which prompted the WWE to terminate its contract with the wrestler, remove all Hogan references from their website, including Hogan merchandise from the WWE Shop. It also struck his name from the WWE Hall of Fame.

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In the sex tape footage, Hogan, real name Terry Gene Bollea, was heard to express disgust over the idea of his daughter with a black man, using the word "nigger" repeatedly and admitting to being a racist. The sex tape was leaked to the public, with its transcript published in a number of US tabloids.

In Hart's Periscope interview, uploaded on TSN's YouTube account, Hart calls Hogan a "dirtbag," and expressed his hope Hogan never returns to the WWE again. He admitted to not knowing Hogan was a racist, but acknowledged he had encountered white wrestlers from the south during his career in the WWE, and they proved to be "racial all of the time," using the "N" word indiscriminately.

He also said he was glad the formerly popular wrestler was caught as it brought the important issue of racial discrimination to light. The WWE, which described itself as "committed to embracing and celebrating individuals from all backgrounds," used the same grounds for terminating Hogan.

Hart, who retired from the WWE in 2000, was a former Olympic gold medalist and six-time WWE world champion. He wrote a weekly column at the Calgary Sun from 1991 to 2004, and published his autobiography, "Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling," in 2007. He has also made several television appearances since 1994.

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