Linda Hogan has a new biography called Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes. She uses that book to reveal, for the first time, that Hulk physically abused her. She writes, “He tore my shirt. He threw lamps. He held me down on the bed with his hands around my throat during arguments, slamming doors, pounding walls. I was always afraid he would kill me in one of his rages.”
On yesterday’s Today show, Linda said she was worried Hulk would go all O.J. Simpson on her. She said, “He did not feel remorse, and to this day he’s never apologized for any of his actions. That is something that scared me. I did not want to be a statistic like Nicole Simpson. Linda says she kept quiet about the abuse because she didn’t want to sabotage Hulk’s career. Linda thinks drugs could have something to do with Hulk’s rages, “drugs were always around…prescribed. [Wrestlers have] always got injuries. There was a constant flow of pain pills, anti-inflammatories, steroids…a lot of them take steroids. Combined? It makes somebody…you don’t know what you’re dealing with.”
Meanwhile, Hulk called onto a radio show yesterday calling Linda “delusional.” He said he’s never laid a hand on her, and called her allegations “a cold, blatant lie.” He also compared her to the Ultimate Warrior and the Iron Sheik, two former wrestlers who he claims are trying to get publicity by slamming him.