July 24, 2015 5:05 PM EDT

A small group of friends, family and fans voiced their support for Hulk Hogan in the wake of the WWE’s announcement that it has cut ties with the wrestler after he used a racial epithet.

WWE dropped its famous entertainer after reports surfaced that Hogan used the N-word several times in a 2012 radio interview. Hogan apologized on Friday. Amid a storm of anger directed at Hogan, some took to Facebook and Twitter to defend hm, uniting around the hashtag #Stillahulkamaniac.

Brooke Hogan, his daughter, posted this photo collage:

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman tweeted about his friend twice:

MMA Fighter Tito Ortiz also took to Twitter:

And the wrestler “Disco Inferno” showed his support:

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