I love Hulk Hogan. I know that probably sounds weird, but I have an older brother who was big into professional wrestling when we were growing up and it definitely rubbed off on me. Hulk was an icon in our house, much like Batman or Superman, and we just adored him -- my brother wanted to be him and I just wanted to hug him.
Hulk was blindsided by his wife of 24 years, Linda, when she filed for divorce over the weekend. According to the St. Petersburg Times, a Times reporter reportedly dropped the bomb on the wrestler on Friday night. Hulk thanked the reporter for the "great information" then called back five minutes later to say, "I'm kind of shocked. You caught me off-guard. My wife has been in California for about three weeks. ... Holy smokes. Wow, you just knocked the bottom out of me. ... I just pulled over to the side of the road for five minutes to find out what was going on here."
It's been a tough year for the Hogans, as their son Nick faces a felony charge for driving recklessly and crashing his car in August. His friend and passenger, John Graziano, suffered a brain injury. There's no doubt that Nick's legal trouble has put strain on the fam, but Hulk and Linda had been in marriage counseling and seemed to be working things out. I guess not. I bet Hulk could use that hug from me right about now.