Posts Tagged ‘Hulk Hogan’

Hulk and his bookRecently, we posted on the Wall the trials, tribulations and tumultuous love gone awry in the life of Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea.

Back then, we read his ex-wife and wanna-be reality starlet, Linda, had gone cougar and began shtupping with one of her incarcerated son’s buddies. Classy.

Since then, the divorce proceedings have reeled this family, no one has a TV show and the only people left dealing with this drama are the family involved.

However, ever-clamoring for the elusive limelight, Hulk Hogan found a way to crawl back into our line of sight.

He’s got a tell-all memoir making national news because he admits he considered suicide after the divorce was final.

In his new book “My Life Outside the Ring,” the former wrestler describes how he hit rock bottom after breaking up with his wife of 23 years, Linda, and coping with his son Nick’s accident in which he lost control of Hogan’s Toyota Supra.

The odd thing is while the lights, camera and action was breaking loose in the Hogan/Bollea household, it was the daughter of another iconic sports figure who saved Hulk’s life – Lalia Ali.

I know… really?!

Hogan said Ali, the daughter of boxing great Muhammad Ali, prevented him from committing suicide after he had downed a cocktail of Xanax and rum. She called after noticing he had been looking distracted at work.

“Work” being a sidekick on the redux of failed sports show, “American Gladiators.” The moment she called, his hand was reportedly on the trigger; thus, the catalyst of his “spiritual awakening.”

According to PopCrunch.com, he continued to forget his Hulkamaniacs and focus on his own despair:

Hulk writes: “There were times when I thought that a whole bottle of pills would go down easy . . . Then I noticed the gun in my hand. I was careless with it . . . I kept my finger pressed right to that trigger . . . and if I moved that finger an inch in the right direction . . . I would have blown my brains out.”

I know when we see people larger than life, it’s difficult to remember these Hollywood types are just people – real feelings, real emotion, really jacked up.

God’s got your attention now, Hulkster. Forget the pythons. Ignore the vitamins. This is about your prayers. What’cha gonna do?

“They asked her [Ruth] did she ever think about divorce and she said, ‘No, I’ve never thought of divorce in all these 35 years of marriage, but I did think of murder a few times.'” ~ Rev. Dr. Billy Graham

hulk-hoganFun and yuks, right? When an esteemed man of God says something like that, people chuckle and golf clap.

Now, get a 6′ 7″, 300 pound, brazenly mustachioed behemoth, clad with shades, a do rag and a fanny pack saying that and folk have a different response.

Such is life for one Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea, as noted in CNN.

If you are fan of the WWE, MMA (his nephew is a fighter, save without the roids… did I say that out loud?), American Gladiators or even VH1, you know life in the Hogan household hasn’t been a bed of roses.

And now that is plastique, half-century-old, scorned wife has gone cougar and wrangled one of her incarcerated son’s BFFs, Terry is definitely more Hulk, less David Banner as he ruminated recently in Rolling Stone:

“I could have turned everything into a crime scene like O.J., cutting everybody’s throat,” Hogan said in the interview for a feature that will run in Friday’s edition of the magazine. “You live half a mile from the 20,000-square-foot home you can’t go to anymore, you’re driving through downtown Clearwater [Florida] and see a 19-year-old boy driving your Escalade, and you know that a 19-year-old boy is sleeping in your bed, with your wife … I totally understand O.J. I get it.”

And if I’m that kid – who evidently hasn’t witnessed those 24″ pythons personally… yet – I’m telling old Linda, “It’s been swell. Peace out. I got a job in Somalia. They gave me a relocation package and a sweet eye patch as part of my work uniform.”

Are you kidding me?! He is not only taking the juice, he is channeling the “Juice” from prison?!

So, of course, there is the rhetoric: “The media misinterpreted my comment,” from major news on Hogan. “We are looking into this as a legal threat,” from same sources on Linda’s lawyer. And “OMG! Did you see that blue vein in his forehead swell to the size of a small gas pipeline,” from TMZ and the National Enquirer.

And now, we have this, noted in WOW News’ Idol Chatter – Hogan is reeling for some control, and he calls spin… in the name of Jesus Christ.

[I’ve] leaned on my religion. I was saved when I was 14. I accepted Christ as my savior. He died on the cross and paid for my sins….I found some very good friends–Michael Beckwith with the Agape Church told me about being positive and the power of positive thinking. I could have went the wrong way. I could have self-destructed, but I took the high road. [Rolling Stone] took half a sentence to sell magazines.

Yeah, but come on, Hulkster. If you gave me that gold, I’m boot scootin’ all the way to Cash America Pawn and hawking that in for some ka-ching. Well, I’m glad to hear all those vitamins and prayers did you some good as a nubile youth.

But, tell me: when you are confronted by your bubbly wife’s attorney (that you are no doubt paying for indirectly) who wants to add terroristic threat to the divorce subpoena, um… “What’cha gonna do? Brother?”

THIS JUST IN: His walk with God has a few detours and road embankments he didn’t plan on, like wishful suicide and stuff.