TNA legend Hulk Hogan on his health, the sex tape drama, and claims he turned down the chance to endorse Viagra

Posted in: TNA News
May 23, 2013 - 11:27 AM

TNA legend Hulk Hogan spoke with the Tampa Tribune to promote tonight's Impact Wrestling event in the area. The following are the highlights of the interview, which can be read at

Hogan on whether things are better legally with the sex tape drama: "So much better. Everybody's figured out who everybody is. I can't really talk about it because there's legal drama getting ready to go down, but things are definitely moving in the right direction for me, thank god. It was a tough time. Nobody expects something to come back to haunt them after six years, but once I had a chance to sit down with my wife and my children and be completely truthful with them, whatever the media said and whoever stabbed me in the back didn't matter. At the end of the day, I'd say something great has come out of it – my life, and the new people in my life."

Hogan on his health: "It's getting better. I had eight back surgeries, both knees and both hips replaced. I had my last knee replacement about 15 weeks ago. Now I'm like the bionic Hogan. I definitely can't get through an airport without getting patted down. It has just been a time in my life for me to regroup, resurrect and reinvent the Hulk Hogan character."

Hogan on whether he's had weird endorsement offers: "Oh yeah. Probably about 20 years ago, I got approached to endorse Viagra. When I was 40, I was like 'are you crazy? I'm not doing that.' Well now that I'm 60 I think it might not be a bad idea (laughs.)"

Powell's POV: Hogan also delivered his sales pitch for attending tonight's Impact event in Tampa, discussed his Hogan's Beach Restaurant, and spoke about the end of his friendship with Bubba the Love Sponge.

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