Hulk Hogan Is Back In the Ring

Hulk Hogan stopped by to promote his match against Sting in Sunday's Bound For Glory pay-per-view event and told Howard he was still recovering from a recent spinal procedure: "It was back surgery number eight."

But that's not all--Hulk stood up, turned around and lifted up his shirt: "I got one more. See that thing in the corner? That's a battery. I have to have it taken out. The wires go up my back to a steel plate that's screwed in."

Hulk then read Howard the wrestling riot act: "Just because we know who's going to win, it doesn't mean what happens during the match is fake. 'Cause I've never had a match where I didn't get hurt."

Due to his injuries, Hulk can't wrestle anymore--his "match" at Sunday's event isn't really a match: "I'm not wrestling, It's the main event."

On the Love Sponge Split

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Asked about Bubba the Love Sponge's pending divorce, Hulk hoped Bubba and Heather reconciled: "I've got my [own] opinion about this. First off, I hope they get back together...they had the most beautiful family."

Hulk said Bubba bore the bulk of the blame: "I think that they grew apart...Bubba works so hard. Sometimes when someone's gone so much, people go in different directions."

Howard wondered if any cheating had gone down, so Hulk shrugged: "I seriously doubt it."

Hulk said he honestly thought Bubba and Heather would find their way back together: "As soon as everybody breaks clean and goes to their separate corners and takes a breath, I think they're going to end up back together."

On His Own Divorce

Asked about the allegations of domestic abuse in Linda's new book, Hulk leveled with Howard: "Believe me, if I even looked at Linda the wrong way, she'd call the cops. So as far as me beating her and all this--all these allegations that, I mean, c'mon bro--and if I was gay, you don't think she would have said something about it in the divorce 3 or 4 years ago? Why now when the book's coming out?"

Howard thought Hulk had a point: "[She] should've brought that out in court."

Howard then went for the jugular: "Is she still with that young guy?"

As Hulk nodded ("Yeah, I think he's 22 now."), Howard followed up: "Was that personally embarrassing to you?" Hulk said it was--when he moved to an apartment downtown, he frequently saw the kid playing with his toys: "All of a sudden, I'm getting ready to go to the gym and he goes by in my Escalade...or my Harley goes by and he's driving it."

The Hulk's Steel Libido

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Hulk told Howard the sex with his new wife, Jennifer, was "off the chain" thanks to his local market's natural supplement section: "They've got a little green bottle. Brother, I'm telling you. It's called Steel Libido. You take 3 of those suckers, dude, and not only will you be on your A-game but you'll be goosebumpin' from head to toe." Hulk said he'd also tried Viagra but didn't like the side-effects: "It makes you too nervous. It makes you too jacked start grabbing people and jerking people toward you."