Linda Hogan has a new memoir out, Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes, and she appeared on Today Tuesday to talk about it. Well, part of her autobiography talked about how abusive Hulk Hogan was which Linda attributed to Hulk’s constant dependence on prescribed medication such as pain pills, anti-inflammatories and steroids. Combined, “it makes somebody… you don’t know what you’re dealing with.”
“[Hulk] 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,” she writes. “I was always afraid he would kill me in one of his rages.”
When anchor Matt Lauer asked Linda if her then-husband would apologize once his anger subsided, she replied, “He did not feel remorse, and to this day he’s never apologized for any of actions. That is something that scared me. I did not want to be a statistic like Nicole Simpson
Linda decided to keep quiet about her husband’s rage issues because “I was afraid to say anything. Had I said something, the carpet would have been pulled up underneath his career. I don’t know what my kids would have done. They were little at the time. It’s a very scary position. You don’t know how far they’re going to go. One fight can escalate and turn into something else.” [Us]
*Cues “I Am a Real American”, runs to Matt Lauer, hits him with steel chair, tears shirt in half, tears Linda’s shirt in half* I wonder if before every hissy fit Hulk threw, he asked Linda what she would do if Hulkamania runs wild on her. If he did, do you think the answer would have always been “go into the fetal position and cry?” I’m assuming it would.