Linda Hogan was sick and tired of being the pirate hooker ex-wife of a crazy wrestler, so she wrote a book about it.
Wrestling The Hulk: My Life Against The Ropes recalls the Linda’s tumultuous marriage to pro wrestler Hulk Hogan, 25 years that involved drug use and domestic violence. She explained that wrestlers has very easy access to painkillers and steroids and that drugs “were always around.” When Hulk’s drug use got out of control, Linda told Matt Lauer that it wasn’t her place to say anything. To which Lauer and the rest of us blurted out “But you were his wife!” It was ten years into their marriage that Linda found out Hulk had cheated on her. While she did attempt to rebuild their life together, she later realized that it couldn’t be saved.
In an excerpt from the book, Linda described an argument that got way out of hand. “He tore my shirt, held me down on the bed with his hands around my throat,” Lindra wrote. “I was always afraid he would kill me in one of his rages.”
Check out Linda Hogan’s interview on the Today show this morning after the jump.