Hulk Hogan’s In the Safe Zone

October 9, 2012
Photo: The Howard Stern Show

Hulk Hogan stopped by to promote his upcoming pay-per-view appearance on ‘TNA: Impact’ and to answer for his recently-leaked sex tape: “I’m in a safe zone now! Can I lay on the couch like I’m at a shrink’s office?” Howard nodded, noting that Hulk had previously denied the tape existed: “You looked me in the eye and said, ‘Man code. I would never break the man code. I would never bang another guy’s wife.'” Hulk shrugged: “That was protection mode. I had my fingers crossed, my toes crossed.”

Which ‘Very Good Friend’ Is the Traitor?

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Asked directly about the leaked footage, Hulk said he still considered himself to be “very good friends” with both Bubba the Love Sponge and Bubba’s ex-wife, Heather, the woman they shared. And while the wife-swapping was consensual, the filming was not: “In the state of Florida, it’s illegal to film sexually explicit content without both parties’ consent. And I had no idea a camera was on.” Hulk refused to point any fingers: “I have a gut instinct of who did it, but I will never say right now.” The timeline is particularly suspicious: “This tape is over six years old. So for this thing to surface [now]? Who wants to hurt who? That’s what you got to figure out. And why? Is it for money? Is it to hurt people? What’s the motivation?” What’s more, according to Radar Online, there might be a second tape: “I braced my family. There could be another one.”

Just So You Know, Hulk Held Back

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Hulk went on to defend his performance, saying he’d have banged Heather harder if he knew he was being filmed: “The situation I was in, I didn’t want to be overly aggressive. Because it was my friend’s girl. Things could’ve been to a whole other level.” Further, he’d only agreed to it after 2 years of constant come-ons: “Honestly, Heather was relentless.”