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15 Things The Hogan Family Doesn’t Want Us To Know

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15 Things The Hogan Family Doesn’t Want Us To Know

Wrestling is one of those few sports in which some families have an unbelievable amount of power. We are not talking about how, after winning a title, athletes thank their parents for all their support and things alike. No, we’re talking about real families that run the business from inside and outside of the ring, and have been making headlines for decades.

We have the McMahons, the Harts, the Rhodes, and most specifically, we will talk about the Hogans.

At the top of the Hogan family tree, we have Hulk Hogan, a man who can only be described as a wrestling legend. Hogan debuted in wrestling back in 1977 and was still active as a wrestler until a couple of years ago. That is one long career for a man who is now 63 years old. But more than wrestling, Hogan became a personality across the spectrum of his sport. This guy starred in movies like Rocky III, Gremlins 2, and Mr. Nanny, as well as TV shows like The A-Team, Baywatch, and American Dad. Hogan was everywhere. Unfortunately, fame seldom comes without its share of controversy, and as Hogan became more famous, so did the rest of his family. They started receiving media attention from all sides, and the dirt started to surface. From s*x tapes to cheating scandals and ruined friendships, all the way to arrests and lawsuits, the Hogan family has experienced it all. In that spirit, we have separated for you 15 things that the Hogan family does not want you to know.

15. Linda’s Book

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Since Hulk Hogan is such a big guy, we decided to start this list off strong (pun totally intended). In 1983, Hogan married a woman named Linda Claridge, with whom he previously had a two-year long-distance relationship, which mostly included the two talking on the phone. Eventually, they got married and had two children.

Everything about the couple’s relationship seemed fine on the outside. They were loaded with cash because of Hogan’s fame, and their children appeared to be growing up nicely. However, the couple ultimately got divorced. Linda filed for the split in 2007 and was finalized in 2009. But the divorce in itself wasn’t the worst part. The real hit Hogan would want to hide came in the shape of a book Linda published in 2011. In her book, Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes, Linda talked about how terrifying her marriage was and that she even feared for her life while Hulk was under the influence of drugs.

14. Fatherly Love

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The relationship between Hulk Hogan and his daughter, Brooke, has been weird at times, to say the least. Brooke is a ridiculously beautiful woman. As a matter of fact, she looks like the kind of woman a famous wrestler like her father would like to hook up with. But while we assume that there is nothing more than just a normal father-daughter relationship going on here, some of the things that Hulk Hogan has done over the years have placed a light on his relationship with his daughter that is just disturbing.

This was so bad that, at one point, Brooke had to come out and say stuff like “I’m SO sick of people saying me and my dad are in some perverted relationship” on her Twitter page. And yet, her father was caught doing stuff like rubbing sunscreen on her upper thighs, watching one of her semi-nude photo shoots, and at one point posing for a hilarious picture in which he covered his daughter’s private parts on one of the photos she took for her naked PETA campaign.

13. The Howard Stern Treatment

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The Hogan family is all about entertainment. But none of Hulk Hogan’s fights was as entertaining as an interview his daughter Brooke gave on the Howard Stern Show back in 2009. Stern is notorious for talking about anything on his show, and when we say anything, we really mean anything. Some of the stuff that happened on that set was nothing short of unbelievable.

As it pertains to Brooke’s appearance, they talked about her losing her virginity to a guy who appeared on Hogan Knows Best. As it turns out, Hulk’s daughter lost her virginity to a man named Jerry Reid. Then, their conversation shifted to a place where she admitted that she had gotten breast implants. And from then on, there were no more limits as Howard and Brooke discussed how she had a nude scene coming up on her show. She let out a few landscape-related comments and eventually talked about the post-divorce relationship with her father and mother.

12. The Toyota Supra

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Once a lawsuit hits the courts, there is not much you can do to keep it away from the public eye. And that was what the Hogan family found out after their son, Nick, faced several charges after a car accident. It all happened on the evening of August 26, 2007. Nick, who is a speed aficionado, was driving a yellow Toyota Supra in Clearwater, Florida. Nick was burning the asphalt when he suddenly lost control of the car and spun across the road, smashing the vehicle into a palm tree.

Not only was the car destroyed, but both Nick and a passenger by the name John Graziano sustained several injuries and had to be flown to a hospital. Sadly, Graziano’s injuries were so severe that he was expected to need full-time medical care for the rest of his life.

Nick was sentenced to eight months in jail and five years of probation.

11. The Poem

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We all know that Brooke Hogan tried very hard to become a singer. She wasn’t as big a success as either she or her father wished she would be. But at least while she was singing, Brooke was making sense. That was not something that is translated in her poems. Now, why are we talking about poems? Because dear Brooke decided that the best way to defend her father after a bunch of people trash-talked him for being racist was to write a poem to silence the haters.

“If you knew my father, if you just walked in his shoes…then you would know that microscope that comes with yellow boots.”

This is just a little taste of how amazing that poem was. You know what? We will share another line of the poem, just for the hell of it.

“And If you knew my father, you would know he’s down to earth. He may have slammed the giant, but remembers life’s true worth.”

10. Jail Calls

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One way Hulk Hogan talked to his son while the latter was incarcerated was by phone. But, while they might’ve been expecting privacy, the Hogans should have asked beforehand if the calls were being recorded. Because once Nick’s sentence was served, the audios of their conversations were released. And boy, they are terrible. You will hear again about Hulk Hogan’s track record of making racist remarks, but his conversations with Nick over the phone were on another level.

The first problem is that they constantly used the N word in a few calls, among other slurs. What is most disturbing about their phone calls, however, is that even though he was serving a sentence partially for injuring someone whom he called his best friend, Nick was already talking to his father about setting him up with a new reality TV show. Seriously, any compassion you would want to have for a guy like this is instantly gone when you hear the conversation.

9. No Love For Mom

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The divorce between Hulk and Linda Hogan was a bitter one. Neither of the two seemed to want to leave anything for their former paramour. At the end of the day, Linda was the one who came out on top as, apparently, Hulk only retained 30 percent of the couple’s liquid assets. Linda also received 40 percent of the ownership of Hogan’s companies and a $3 million property settlement. The one thing she didn’t receive, however, was the love of her daughter.

It wasn’t just one time when Brooke went out of her way to defend her father for some of the most ridiculous things he has ever done. Meanwhile, she seemed more than comfortable bashing her mother publicly on multiple occasions. The most notorious incident happened soon after her parents completed their divorce when Brooke said that her mother was “preying on her own babies.” Ouch, that’s gotta be harsh for a mother to hear.

8. Linda’s Rebound Guy

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The former Mrs. Hogan made waves on the news when she came out with her book, Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes. Still, Linda herself could not evade some controversy of her own. While it was terrifying to read about her nightmare as Hogan’s wife, her choice of a rebound relationship after breaking up with the Hulk was also a decision that attracted a lot of media attention.

As opposed to being married to a man who is about six years older than her, she started dating a guy who was 29 years younger. The relationship between Linda and Charley Hill was such a hit on the media that they even took part in the VH1 reality television show Couple’s Therapy. Hill even proposed to Linda during an episode, which was a happening of its own.

Nevertheless, the engagement ultimately never became a marriage as the couple split up after almost four years of being together.

7. Cyber Troubles For Brooke

Brooke Hogan has been extremely outspoken about her love for animals and her efforts to support organizations like PETA in the conservation of endangered species as well as the war against animal cruelty. There was one point, however, in which Brooke took it a stride too far and ended up getting bitten back.

In April of 2015, Brooke posted on her social media accounts about a woman named Alexis Williams, claiming that Ms. Williams was involved in dogfighting. What Brooke probably didn’t expect is that Williams would sue her for cyber defamation, saying that everything Brooke said was a lie. And it is easy to imagine that Brooke’s information was fake news. Alexis Williams is a medical lab employee and a veteran of the United States Army. Now, that is not exactly the profile of someone who takes part in dogfighting, is it?

There was no news about the end of the lawsuit, but apparently, Williams was seeking punitive damages as well as compensatory damages.

6. Wedding Fight

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Leave it to Hulk Hogan to make his wedding an even more entertaining affair than it was supposed to be. Back in 2010, Hogan followed his first failed marriage by tying the knot with a woman who was significantly younger than him, Jennifer McDaniel, who also disturbingly looks like Hogan’s daughter, Brooke.

Either way, the wedding itself was not what made news headlines the following day, as a photographer apparently tried to break into the wedding, and a fight broke out. According to some reports, the photographer, Robert Martinez, attempted to invade the event, but as soon as someone tried to stop him, Martinez engaged in an altercation and screamed that he was packing a gun. Needless to say, the police were called to contain the situation.

The first officer who arrived at the scene looked at the video footage and confirmed that she heard Martinez saying he had a gun. But in the end, no arrests were made.

5. Linda’s DUI

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Another Linda Hogan story that made the news back in 2012 was when Hulk Hogan’s former wife was arrested for driving under the influence. Linda was driving in Malibu, California when she was pulled over and had to take a breathalyzer test, in which her blood alcohol level was recorded at 0.084. She was released hours later after posting $5,000 of bail.

She was first charged with two misdemeanors but ended up only being sentenced for one. That is because she denied being drunk and would not confess to the authorities. Her story was that she had only drunk one glass of champagne. Her representative reinforced the story, saying Linda had drunk champagne on an empty stomach and had taken antibiotics. Nevertheless, Linda eventually pled guilty to the DUI on the condition that her second charge would be dropped. In the end, the former Mrs. Hogan was sentenced to three years of probation and three months of alcohol education classes.

4. Hulk’s Court Testimony

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In most, if not all court cases, testimonies are necessary in order for the judge and jury to get a good grasp of what they are dealing with. This is how people involved in a lawsuit may try to make their cases and answer questions from prosecutors or lawyers. With that, we have to talk about Hulk Hogan’s testimony in the s*x tape trial in which he was suing the tabloid website Gawker for $100 million after it published a s*x tape of him.

In this particular testimony, Hogan was trying his best to explain to whoever was questioning him that Hulk Hogan and Terry Bollea, which is Hogan’s real name, are two completely different people and that during that trial, they were arguing if there was an invasion of Terry Bollea’s privacy. What seems to be the argument the lawyer was trying to make was that since Hogan publicly talked about his p*nis before, the s*x tape would not be an invasion of privacy worth what he was asking. But, the funny part is that Hogan made a point in explaining that he did not have a 10-inch p*nis.

In most, if not all court cases, testimonies are necessary in order for the judge and jury to get a good grasp of what they are dealing with. This is how people involved in a lawsuit may try to make their cases and answer questions from prosecutors or lawyers. With that, we have to talk about Hulk Hogan’s testimony in the s*x tape trial in which he was suing the tabloid website Gawker for $100 million after it published a s*x tape of him.

In this particular testimony, Hogan was trying his best to explain to whoever was questioning him that Hulk Hogan and Terry Bollea, which is Hogan’s real name, are two completely different people and that during that trial, they were arguing if there was an invasion of Terry Bollea’s privacy. What seems to be the argument the lawyer was trying to make was that since Hogan publicly talked about his p*nis before, the s*x tape would not be an invasion of privacy worth what he was asking. But, the funny part is that Hogan made a point in explaining that he did not have a 10-inch p*nis.

3. The Racist Rant

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It is no secret to anyone that for his daughter, Brooke, to have a singing career, Hulk Hogan shelled out a lot of cash. Brooke ended up releasing a couple of albums, neither of which ended up being the big hits she wanted. As a matter of fact, the highest position any of her albums reached in US charts was when her 2006 album “Undiscovered” reached the 28th spot. But, whether the music was good or not is not the point of this entry. Because something the Hogan family probably doesn’t want you to know about, but is out there anyway, is the racist rant Hulk Hogan did after a famous African-American millionaire started funding Brooke.

The money, however, didn’t seem to be the primary concern of Mr. Hogan. What he appeared to be most pissed about was that he thought Brooke was hooking up with the man’s son.

The rant was so nasty that the WWE ended up firing Hogan because of it.

2. Brooke And Hillary

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Women have faced several hurdles and eventually overcame them in terms of political rights all over the world. In some countries, it wasn’t until recently that they were even able to vote in a presidential election. On the other hand, some countries already had female leaders like Germany and the United Kingdom. But, having a woman president is a prospect that the United States is still working towards. Meanwhile, there are people like Brooke Hogan who seem dead set on not letting something like that happen. We don’t believe she meant what she said on purpose. Perhaps, it all got jumbled up, and Brooke said something she didn’t mean to say at all. Still, a few years ago, she tried to make a point of arguing why women should not run for president.

Believe it or not, this was a woman trying to explain why women make bad politicians because they suffer from PMS. It might have just been the most ridiculous argument we’ve ever heard.

1. Hogan “Did It” With His Best Friend’s Wife

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Talk about a fast lane to end a friendship. Apparently, for Hulk Hogan, no woman is unavailable. Even his best friend’s wife could not evade having an affair with the professional wrestler. This is a particularly interesting story because what would happen afterward was a crazy lawsuit that made things seem even weirder than they first appeared to be.

What we know for sure is that Hogan slept with his best friend’s wife. That is set in stone and also on video, which brings us to the weird part. Apparently, the cheating was caught on tape, on purpose, by Hogan’s best friend and radio personality, Bubba The Love Sponge Clem. It seems like the whole thing was Bubba’s idea in the first place. In the video, Bubba can be heard saying, “If we ever need to retire, here is our ticket.”

So, instead of helping his best friend’s wife cheat on him, Hogan was actually being set up by the couple. This is an odd world we live in, folks.

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