Posted on Mon Dec 12, 2011 06:00 AM PDT
Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan is ready to speak out against ex-wife Linda Bollea's claims of his domestic abuse and homosexuality, after filing court papers last week for defamation of character.
The 58-year old WWE champ was in good spirits at the Spike TV Video Game Awards in Culver City, Calif on Saturday, telling US Weekly of his legal battles with Linda:
- "After the four-year crazy divorce I thought I'd heard everything I could hear in the courtroom. Then, all of a sudden she says I abused her, that I was violent. She told everybody that I was a homosexual. If any of that was true, I would admit it, and if I was a homosexual I would embrace it. It's just so crazy to hear, so I have a real problem with it....If you're going to say I'm something that I'm not to try to ruin my career and my livelihood....I have to answer her back."
Hogan added, "It's so ridiculous. I don't mean to laugh about it, because it's not funny. But it's insane. It doesn't make any sense to me."
In her shocking tell-all memoir, Wrestling The Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes Hogan's ex-wife claims he cheated on her with fellow wrestler Brutus Beefcake, and physically abused her behind closed doors.
The wrestler has since moved on with new wife of one-year, Jennifer McDaniel. "I've moved on with my life, things are great again," Hogan gushed. "I know what it's like to be happy again."
Bollea filed for divorce from Hulk, aka Terry Bollea, after 23 years in 2007, they have two children together: Brooke, 23, and Nick, 21.
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