October 10th, 2012
11:50 AM ET

Hulk Hogan on sex tape: I've never been more embarrassed

Sex tapes are occasionally a boon for celebrities, but for Hulk Hogan, last week's leak of an illicit video starring him was an embarrassment.

Speaking Tuesday to Piers Morgan about the leaked footage on "Piers Morgan Tonight," Hogan called the tape "the big white elephant in the room we can't avoid."

"I've been through a lot of stuff, with the federal government back in the '80s, the whole steroid controversy, divorce, car wrecks," Hogan recounted. "I've been through so much stuff, but never have I ever been this embarrassed, and never has my world been turned upside down in such a fashion."

Last Thursday, Gawker posted a minute-long clip from the tape, which Hogan has said is of him and the estranged wife of a friend, radio personality Bubba the Love Sponge.

Hogan's rendezvous, which he said was filmed without his knowledge, is at least six years old and occurred while his earlier marriage to Linda Hogan was in a rough spot, the famed wrestler told Howard Stern on Tuesday.

"I considered both people close friends. There was ongoing dialogue for over two years about this (kind of thing), and I said, 'give me a break, stop, you're joking' -  it was almost to a point of being funny," Hogan said, via TMZ. "And then I bottomed out, and my personal life, I was in a bad situation. ... I knew my marriage (to Linda) was really screwed up bad."

Tuesday on "Today," Hogan told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb that he "had no idea there was a camera in the room."

"It was at a really low point in my life when I was in my previous marriage, when things bottomed out completely," he reiterated. "I was with some friends, I made a wrong choice, and now all of a sudden it surfaces over six years later."

"I'm trying to find out who did this to me," Hogan went on, adding that new wife Jennifer McDaniel, whom he married in 2010, "is rattled, to say the least."

As far as how he's dealing with it, Hogan told Piers Morgan Tuesday that he's focused on accountability, because "any excuse I make, whether it was a rough time in my life, or the people that were there were my friends, none of that matters."

"At the end of the day," he continued, "pray to God that those that love you and the people close to you, like your friends, your children, and your wife, know who you are."

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    November 18, 2012 at 7:56 am | Report abuse |
  3. DrJames

    Had Hulk delivered the goods better, he would not have been embarrassed.

    November 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Hulk..

    Hulk~~You are such a nice person to know, a neighbor to others in our community. Always a pleasure to run into you. Bubba...What a piece of work! How could you have let him and that piece of Trash he married draw you you into such a situation?!..diving their Brainless Heads (and Legs!) into your vulnerability!? HE USES PEOPLE! I did WORK for him...he promised a Dinner, or Thanks ..to and for his Campaign Workers when he ran for Sheriff. Our time and Sign Materials were worth NOTHING?! You are a '10'! Bubba is a '10 BELOW ZERO!'! And how about his 'DEVOTED WIFE'? Some say she was constantly IN YOUR Face!...until she got IN your shorts. LOOK at her. Looks VERY possible. SOME of us will ALWAYS 'LOVE' you! (THANKS for your GREAT STORE on Clearwater Beach!!! I've been Shopping there! LOVE IT! Hope to meet Jenniifer. Beautiful and Lucky gal! Kath

    November 2, 2012 at 8:47 am | Report abuse |
  5. Eric

    I'd love for someone to dig up a little dirt on Mr. Pierce My Organ.....oh, sorry...Piers Morgan........People make dumb choices, and it's nobody's business but their own to deal with......Now, we've got Brit sensationalist who has nothing better to do with his life than be the talking head and ridicule the American public for choices made that weren't the best at the time......He should interview the head exec that hired him for CNN......and talk about that BIG mistake that was made in bringing him Stateside to ridicule the American people...

    October 27, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. reyna

    Ewwww. looks like a nasty stunted fig. regardless, however, no one wants to see such a gross pair with a 1980s vibe. yuck!

    October 24, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Brad Pittance

    "Hulk Hogan on s-e-x tape: I've never been more embarrassed"

    So are we, Hulk...so are we. MY EYES!!! MY EYES!!! AAAHHHGGGGHHHHHH!!!!

    October 22, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Rocky Balboa

    Dont forget when I kicked your a$$

    October 19, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
  9. AdamSmith

    Banker, what happened in 1913?

    "Banker that owns you, house, car and soul.
    Only since 1913, but most americans are not even educated enough to understand the reference."

    October 15, 2012 at 5:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • There Is Hope

      Federal Reserve Act, signed in 1913 by Woodrow Wilson...the beginning of how things operate in this modern time of 2012...

      November 7, 2012 at 10:58 pm | Report abuse |
  10. DickDelicious

    Hogan is cute. I would nibble his bum.

    October 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glenn J

      Thats gross! Its like looking at a prune on steroids. I dont think he has much to worry about...few people would be interested in looking at this video

      October 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • SahdeeeeeyahReneee.

      I sooo would. He's isn't that bad for an old guy. I mean, Yuuuummmmyy!

      October 24, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  11. cycloneous

    The only victim here are the people that are actually going to watch it. With the current internet, I'm sure, If the population at large wants to see an old man and a young lady be intimate, there are plenty of websites to accommodate that, both paid and for free.

    Secondly, he's not sorry about the tape or whatever it is because he knew about it. It is another money making scheme and people will buy it.

    October 15, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. t3chsupport

    "Oh woe is me, I don't know who could have filmed this whaaaaa"

    I don't know, maybe it was the person who the voice belonged to, who told you guys to just 'do your thang, I'll be in my office', his voice moving away from the camera... Genius.

    October 14, 2012 at 12:43 pm | Report abuse |
  13. sean

    I can't believe I just ate like 10 minutes ago!

    October 14, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. The Iron Sheik

    Hahaha Now there is video proof Hogan has a grasshopper dick, and steroids have given him raisin balls. Say your payers and skip those vitamins. I wonder how much hogan paid Bubba the lovespunge?

    October 13, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Sebastian2

    I clicked on the link above to see what he was talking about (the Gawker link). He knew they were filming, he even makes reference to the mystery man taping them. He has no one to blame but himself; he's only embarrassed because it leaked.
    Hulk Hogan is an arrogant, disgraceful slob. What a pig...

    October 13, 2012 at 9:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Stormy

      Maybe he is embarrassed because of the size of his "equipment"....

      October 13, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
  16. Anon

    America and everything about it is sick, sick, sick.

    October 13, 2012 at 1:16 am | Report abuse |
    • AngelaInDenver

      Then, if you are in America, feel free to leave. If you are not in America, please know you are not welcome.

      October 13, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Lawless4Y

      Phuck off Anon!

      October 13, 2012 at 10:12 am | Report abuse |
    • Banker that owns you, house, car and soul.

      Only since 1913, but most americans are not even educated enough to understand the reference.

      October 13, 2012 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Glenn J

      If America makes you sick, dont go to American web sites... as a matter of fact, why are you on the computer, the US invented the computer and the internet! It also created most of the things you use on a daily basis. Don't bother turning on the radio, because most of the songs are either American or American produced...not to mention, Americans created rock pop, jazz, blues, country etc. Dont bother watching tv or a dvd...yup, both are American. Im not bragging but American culture is engrained in every foreign culture and country in the world. If we make you sick, perhaps you should rid yourself of everything thats American and see where you end up. Gotchya! lol, loser

      October 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      Shouldn't you guys OWN China then? LOL

      October 18, 2012 at 10:41 am | Report abuse |
    • nixliberals

      I actually do own China, we eat off it occasionally, LOL!!!

      October 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Steve D

    If you haven't seen it then you are in for a huge disappointment...the majority of the clip is of him checking his phone to see if his son Nick is calling him and then he just blabs on and on about just stupid stuff.

    October 12, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Report abuse |
  18. DennisCarter

    Where can I see this clip?

    October 12, 2012 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  19. wildheartbluejeans

    As gross as this tape probably is I am most disturbed by " bubba the love sponge"...... Ew...

    October 12, 2012 at 10:32 am | Report abuse |
  20. GoGo Hulkster

    Way to go Hogan! I saw that tape. Good job for an old man! She went on and on about his big unit. The woman's husband was there. He had a good time. She had a good time.

    The problem was they were jerks for releasing it. Hogan really is the victim. I can only hope when I'm as old as him, I score with ladies that look as good as she did.

    October 12, 2012 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  21. abbeylou

    This is nothing more than an ADVERTISEMENT! The Hulk is pushing male enhancement products!!

    October 12, 2012 at 7:48 am | Report abuse |
  22. GodfatherofSoul

    My theory is Bubba suspected his wife was cheating and was taping her. Something went sour and the tape got released.

    October 11, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  23. tommy

    this guy and his wife (?) are for sure low life, hey that rymes!

    October 11, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  24. rene

    -Hey Bubba, your wife is having an affair with your best friend.
    -¿With my dog?

    October 11, 2012 at 3:24 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Mammy Patinkin

    Shee-oot, I bet she enjoyed his 6 inch python, brother!

    October 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm | Report abuse |
  26. dd

    Wow, considering he's says he's so "embarrassed", I wonder how much money he's made running around the media circuit throwing it out in the limelight.

    October 11, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  27. Dan

    What a low life.

    October 11, 2012 at 9:32 am | Report abuse |
  28. me

    Go hulk! Heather Clem is hot!

    October 11, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  29. Solomon

    One min per inch, the clip is one min long..lol, some hulk dames have bigger cli t$

    October 11, 2012 at 6:00 am | Report abuse |
  30. David

    God this country is phucked up. Everyone has an diseased opinion about every stupid little thing. Go ahead and project the pain in your life by unloading the sorry miserable thoughts that live in your rotten little hearts and minds. Losers

    October 11, 2012 at 1:42 am | Report abuse |
  31. Martyr2

    "the big white elephant in the room we can't avoid."

    Was he referring to himself in the tape? Some could say he is a big white elephant.

    October 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Daniel Asamota

    Why is his new wife 'rattled' over a romp that happened BEFORE they married? She must be trying to see if this is a way for her to get out of the marriage with a good chunk of the Hulkster's change! I hope he made her sign a prenup!

    October 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Becca

      Maybe because she is now married to him and she feels if he can cheat once on a wife he could do it again!

      October 10, 2012 at 9:16 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Sokman

    Dude made a living from grappling with oiled up guys in tights & underwear, but getting caught having s€x with, from what appears to be from the clip, a very attractive woman is embarrassing? More embarrassing than your kid turning his best friend into a vegatable? More embarrassing than your exwife claiming you had relations with another male wrestler? More embarrassing than wh0ring your daughter out? Really? You got laid man, no big deal

    October 10, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • JPX

      There's nothing worse than lower-class people with money. This is just another embarrassment in a long line of embarrassments in the Hogan family. Why would morbidly obese Bubba the Love Sponge allow Hulk to have his wife? Gross. Why wouls his wife (at the time) agree to this? Again, trailer trash is always trailer trash.

      October 10, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • BiggaThomas

      JPX...How does being unfaithful make you trailer trash?

      October 11, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Nostradamus

      Reply to JPX – I always wondered why there was a trailer on the white house lawn during Kennedy's and Clinton's administrations. You, my friend just answered that for me. That's where the cheating was happening.

      October 12, 2012 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Stephanie

      Hey JPX, I've known many people living in trailers that had a lot more class than a lot of people living in mansions. High class is not how much money you make, its how much respect you have for yourself and others.

      November 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  34. T

    Some "friend', taping him like that. He needs to find better friends and also, how did this "friend" let this tape get out in the first place ?

    October 10, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
  35. رهملا لتيليدلب

    Leave it to an adulterous woman to not only engage in such filthy acts, but to record them as well. Disgusting..

    October 10, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • polite centrist

      Usually the adulterous man is the one taping it.

      October 10, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • AngelaInDenver

      Judgemental generalization. Can't wait for the likes of you to be judged.

      October 13, 2012 at 9:54 am | Report abuse |
    • MontanaTrace

      Do you see your brainwashed self in your comment? There was also a man in the room.

      November 4, 2012 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Tanya

    I wonder if he took his wig and bandana off during filming.

    October 10, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
  37. Sara

    Sad that a so-called "friend" would do this to him. He's such a nice man. He made a mistake but why in the world would someone tape such a thing? I hope he finds out who did it and kicks their *ss!

    October 10, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  38. LC

    Dude, no stamina? One mintue long clip? Lmfao!

    October 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  39. breezy

    Yeah. Maybe he is embarrassed about it but he must not be to emabarassed if he's going around giving interviews. I understand that he shouldn't let it imprison him but I sure wouldn't be going around talking about it.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Richard Starkey

    Gross. Mega gross. No one wants to see this.

    October 10, 2012 at 12:07 pm | Report abuse |

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