0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm
Hulk Hogan mentioned things have been “so much better” since the sex tape was initially released during an interview with The Tampa Bay Tribune. Hogan also discussed his relationship with Bubba the Love Sponge, who secretly recorded the encounter between Hulk and Bubba’s ex-wife, Heather Clem.
“When you find out who somebody really is, it can be hard to take,” Hogan admitted. “People hide behind smoke and mirrors. When you find out somebody was never really your friend and never had your best interests at heart, yeah, it’s hard to take. But there is no more of that person in my life at all on any level.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on May 10, 2013 at 4:50 pm
TMZ published an article nothing that Hulk Hogan is attempting to eradicate all copies of his sex tape with Heather Clem from the Internet.
Hogan has his legal team are targeting any website that features footage from the tape including photos. TMZ obtained a letter Hogan’s attorney sent to TheDirty.com, requesting they remove all screen sots of the sex footage of face drastic legal action. TMZ notes that TheDirty has not removed the photos yet.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on April 25, 2013 at 7:14 pm
Hulk Hogan received a ruling in his favor against Gawker for posting footage of Hogan engaged in sexual acts with Heather Clem according to a report from The Hollywood Reporter.
Judge Pamela Campbell ruled that Gawker must take down the footage from their website and from all affiliated websites. This was the result of Judge Campbell granting Hogan’s temporary restraining order as part of the lawsuit.
The $100 million suit for damages is still ongoing.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on April 13, 2013 at 9:04 pm
Hornswoggle was interviewed by Brian Soscia and his radio show. Here are some highlights from the interview.
What drew him into wrestling: “Ultimate Warrior. Everything about him. The entrance, the face paint, just his look, everything. I was the biggest Ultimate Warrior fan. [when Warrior beat Hogan] He won, that was the biggest night of my life. [when Warrior came back and saved Hogan] Saved Hogan, Wrestlemania 8. And then he had that match with Triple H at Wrestlemania 12. That didn’t turn out so well [for Triple H]. That’s like the last guy on my list that I need to meet. I heard he’s around. They always say don’t meet your heroes because you’ll be let down. I don’t want to be let down.”
If he is offended by the term midget wrestler: “That’s fully what I am. If you put little person wrestler on a poster, people are going to say oh is that kids? Is that weird, odd people? You put midget wrestling they know what it is. I am technically not a midget. I’m a dwarf, or a little person, but I consider myself a midget. I just don’t care enough to, I’m not going to waste anger on the word midget.”
If he still collects wrestling merchandise: “I still 100 percent [collect]. Me and Hawkins and Ryder have the collection wars and figure wars about who got what. I still have never owned the Legion of Doom Hasbro’s.”
Who would be on Hornswoggle’s wrestling Mt. Rushmore:“Cena, HBK, Taker and yeah, I want to say Bret Hart or Hogan but I can’t [decide]. It’s a legacy here, but I think Hogan because it would be the eras.”
0Posted by Jim Williams on April 5, 2013 at 8:16 pm
Friday morning, Hulk Hogan joined Rosanna Scotto on FOX 5′s “Good Day New York” to hype this evening’s TNA show in Westbury, NY. Hogan opens up about his recovery from knee surgery and claims he’s more of “an advisor to the younger guys” in TNA. He also looks back on his past both inside and outside of the squared circle. You can check out the 10 minute interview HERE.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on March 22, 2013 at 12:48 pm
In an interview with Fighting Spirit Magazine, Hulk Hogan sheds light on original plans for his match with The Rock atWrestlemania X-8 in 2002.
“Out of respect, I go down there (to Miami), and there’s me and The Rock and his dad Rocky Johnson, and Pat Patterson,” said Hogan. “The Rock starts telling me that we’re gonna lock up, and do this and do that, then start getting some heat on me, and so on. So he talked through the whole match, and I was listening. I respect him, and it kinda made sense, but I’d never done that before. Then they go, ‘Okay, let’s have the match here.’ I said, ‘Whoa! You’re talking about me taking bumps in this ring, with no people? I’ll get hurt, and if I fall wrong one time, then my career is over.’ I’ve got to have the energy of the crowd, so that when I go down, I go down to the mat hard. So instead, we just walked through the match.”
Hogan was depicted as the heel going into the match due to his affiliation with the New World Order, and because of his acrimonious departure from WWE years prior. The audience, however, didn’t care that Hogan was portrayed as a villain by WWE, instead cheering the wrestling icon and reigning a chorus of boos toward The Rock. Hogan says he had the match changed on the fly due to the crowd reaction.
“The whole issue I had was what if we got to Toronto, and this doesn’t work? So sure enough, when we go to Toronto, I give The Rock one big push, and the place explodes. Then I pushed him again, as we planned, and the place explodes again. [WWE] thought I was gonna get booed. Then I start chopping meat on him, and with every hit the place is going crazy. Then I did what was planned, blocking a punch, and as soon as he started hitting me came the boos.”
“I went down, and looked up and said, ‘You want me to fix this?’ And The Rock says, ‘Yeah, let’s fix it.’ I went, ‘OK, then listen to me.’ But it took him no time to get it right, because he is just so good in the ring. It took us three minutes to get it right, but if we’d done what we had practised, they’d have booed us out of the [expletive] building. I’m not saying I could do it in every instance, but The Rock is so good, we could do that. The Rock doesn’t usually talk about planning his matches, so somebody must have made him worry that I was too old and too slow, and that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with the work-rate. But once he got in the ring with me, he knew I had a feel for it, and we got it right. That’s what I wanted to do with ‘Stone Cold’, and Bret Hart, too.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on February 21, 2013 at 2:05 pm
In a new interview with Fighting Spirit Magazine, Hulk Hogan took a shot at Bret Hart and claimed that Hart drove down the salaries of future WWE Champions by agreeing to work for less than everyone else.
“The main-event guy made the most money when he had the belt. When I was the (WWF) champion, I made the most money. It was an old rule that Vince (McMahon) Sr. had that, thank god, was passed on for quite a while. That changed when Bret Hart became champion; he’d work for a lot less than anybody else, so it changed everybody’s pay.”
Later in the interview, Hogan also implied that he felt that Hart was two-faced:
“The last time I saw [Bret], he was flying around in my Learjet with me, and playing with my kids in the pool. Then, all of a sudden, we’re not cool.”
In a recent shoot video with RF Video, former TNA Wrestler Stevie Richards spoke about his time in the wrestling business. When it came time to speak on his tenure with TNA, Richards held nothing back on shooting on Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff. He said:
“Basically Bischoff and Hogan and all of these other guys are just milking her [Dixie] for her money. She’s a money mark, That’s all she is and i say that with the outmost respect to Dixie Carter as a human being that she is being taken for a ride.”
You can watch a preview clip of the interview below
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on January 16, 2013 at 1:29 am
As noted earlier, Hulk Hogan is suing Laser Spine Institute for $50 million, alleging that the procedure the performed on his injured back in 2009 caused long-term damage.
TMZ published an article with more details on the suit, which include that Hogan is basing his $50 million lawsuit on missing a payday for a match against WWE’s John Cena.
According to Hogan’s attorneys, Hogan was set to receive a lucrative “phase out contract” in 2009 that would have delivered a mega-main event of Hogan vs. Cena. However, because of Hogan’s back condition and alleged damage caused by LSI’s procedure, the match did not occur.
Hogan is claiming that WWE’s contract, his match against Cena, and “subsequent appearance opportunities” were valued at $50 million.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on January 14, 2013 at 12:36 pm
The Tampa Bay Times is reporting that Hulk Hogan has filed a $50 million lawsuit against the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute, saying the clinic performed unnecessary surgeries that damaged his career.
The lawsuit claims the Laser Spine Institute performed multiple unnecessary endoscopic surgical procedures that further destabilized his already existing injured back. Hogan also alleges his likeness was used for an endorsement without payment or permission.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on December 31, 2012 at 1:25 am
Hulk Hogan confirmed on his Twitter that the pictures he posted with Ric Flair and his daughter Ashley were indeed taken at this new restaurant, Hogan’s Beach, which opens to the public tomorrow night.
Hogan said that attending the opening will be Ric Flair, Jimmy Hart, Al Perez, Matt Morgan, Jim Neidhart and Bushwhacker. Hogan noted that he hoped Ed “Brutus Beefcake” Leslie and The Nasty Boys (Brian Knobs and Jerry Sags) could be there too.
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on December 30, 2012 at 11:18 am
Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan were back together again on Saturday night. It looks like they got together wth friends and family at Hogan’s new restaurant in Florida. Here they are plus a shot of Nick Hogan with Flair’s daughter, WWE NXT Diva Charlotte:
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on December 5, 2012 at 3:03 pm
Hulk Hogan posted a message on Twitter Wednesday thanking TNA Wrestling President Dixie Carter for putting up with “b.s.” from the creative team and maintaining her composure.
“Really looking foward th IMPACT this Thursday, the show now has energy, momentum and a real life of its own, props to Dixie for always being there and keeping her cool when sometimes we are all over the place with our he said she said b.s.,” Hogan wrote.
“She’s a constant and is always in the trenches with us even if we’re right or wrong. Thank you Dixie Carter for letting Impact continue to grow. You haven’t seen anything yet. HH4Life.”
0Posted by Brett Clendaniel on October 29, 2012 at 11:19 am
According to The Tampa Bay Times, the lawsuit between Hulk Hogan and Bubba the Love Sponge has been settled.
Bubba announced the settlement and apologized to Hogan and his family, stating that upon “further investigation”, Bubba learned that Hogan was not aware he was being videotaped while having sex with Bubba’s ex-wife Heather Clem.
However, while appearing on the Howard Stern Show and his own radio show, Bubba stated that all three parties involved knew “what time it was” and that Hogan was aware he was being filmed.
The following statement was issued as part of the settlement:
Re: Public Apology to Hulk Hogan (Terry Bollea) and Retraction of Statements
After further investigation, I am now convinced that Hulk Hogan was unaware of the presence of the recording device in my bedroom. I am convinced he had no knowledge that he was being taped. Additionally, I am certain that he had no role in the release of the video.
It is my belief that Terry is not involved, and has not ever been involved, in trying to release the video, or exploit it, or otherwise gain from the video’s release in any way.
Regrettably, when Hulk filed the lawsuit against me, I instinctively went on the offensive. The things that I said about him and his children were not true. I was wrong and I am deeply sorry for my reaction, and for the additional pain that it caused Hulk and his children on top of the pain that they already were feeling from having learned that Terry was taped without his knowledge, and the public release of the video.
I am committed to helping Hulk and his attorneys find whoever is responsible for the release ofthe tape and holding them accountable to the fullest extent of the law.
Hogan’s lawsuits against Heather Clem and Gawker Media are continuing.