Hulk Hogan slams ‘insane’ gay claims by ex-wife

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2011, 09:57 AM IST

London: Hulk Hogan has rubbished allegations made by his ex-wife that he cheated on her with a male wrestler Brutus “The Barber” Beefcake, branding the rumours “insane”.

According to a leading tabloid, Beefcake is also adamant that he never had a gay relationship with Hogan.

Beefcake, 54, told reporters that Linda Bollea was flat out lying when she went on the radio back in June and said the former WWE stars engaged in homoerotic behaviour outside the wrestling ring.

Hogan has already filed a defamation lawsuit against Bollea last week after she accused him of being violent during their marriage and engaging in homosexual encounters.

Hogan said that he was baffled by her claims, which were published in her book, ‘Wrestling the Hulk - My Life Against the Ropes’.

“After the four-year crazy divorce I thought I’d heard everything I could hear in the courtroom. Then, all of a sudden she says I abused her, that I was violent. She told everybody that I was a homosexual,” the Daily Express quoted Hogan as telling Us Magazine.

“If any of that was true, I would admit it, and (if) I was a homosexual I would embrace it.”

“It’s just so crazy to hear, so I have a real problem with it... If you’re going to say I’m something that I’m not to try to ruin my career and my livelihood... I have to answer her back.”

“It’s so ridiculous. I don’t mean to laugh about it, because it’s not funny. But it’s insane. It doesn’t make any sense to me,” he said.

Beefcake also plans to follow Hogan’s lead, and has already instructed his attorney to draft up the lawsuit, which he claims he will file in the very near future.

“I’ve known [Linda] for almost 40 years ... but when she starts trying to ruin our careers, it just aint fair,” Beefcake said.

“Hulk is a tremendous person ... a great man who deserves to be happy,” he added.

ANI