Hulk Hogan wants to be Donald Trump's running mate in the US Presidential election

The former wrestling star told reporters 'I want to be Trump's running mate'

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Hulk Hogan is one of the world's best known wrestlers, but the athlete has announced he is considering entering another ring altogether and running for the US presidential election.

Hogan, who found fame with WWE, has said that he wants to be Donald Trump's running mate.

When asked which politician he would most like to face in the wrestling ring, the former WWE athlete replied that rather than fight a politician, he wants to become one.

He told reporters: "I don’t want to be in the ring with any Presidential candidates, I want to be Trump’s running mate."

Hogan was recently dropped by WWE after a video emerged in which he appeared to use a racial slur to refer to an African American. He has apologised over the incident and denies accusations that he is racist.

Donald Trump is one of the best known politicians running for the Republican bid for the White House. He prides himself on being ‘plain talking’ and refusing to bow to ‘political correctness’ in America.

In June of this year, TV network NBC announced that they would be ending their business relationship with the entrepreneur after making “derogatory” comments about immigrants.

Mr Trump has yet to respond to Mr Hogan's proposal.