Hulk Hogan defeated Gawker in court earlier this year over the release of his sex tape and now the former WWE Superstar is going after somebody else.
Pretty much anybody over the age of 30 who is or ever has been a pro wrestling fan will cite Hulk Hogan as being one of the reasons why they fell in love with the business. The Hulkster transcended wrestling during the '80s and '90s. Not many people would have envisioned the fall from grace The Immortal One has suffered in recent years involving his sex tape and the racist comments that got him fired from WWE.
Hogan took website Gawker to task over the release of parts of his sex tape and wound up defeating them in a legal battle. It was such a hefty loss for Gawker that they had to declare bankruptcy following the verdict. It seems that Hogan isn't done yet though, and is now after others who allegedly had a hand in exploiting the video.
According to ABC Action News, the next targets on The Hulkster's hit list are employees of 1025 The Bone, a radio station in Florida. Mike Calta and Matt Loyd are hosts of the station's morning show and Hogan is looking to sue them and the company that owns the station for "stealing, disseminating, using and exploiting illegally-recorded video." The defendants attempted to have the case dismissed but that motion has been denied.
Hogan has made it pretty clear over the past few months that he wants to get back into the wrestling business, preferably with WWE. There are even murmurings that the 12 time World Champion could be back as soon as WrestleMania 34. If there is any truth to that at all, you would think he would just give up on seeking revenge for what has happened in the past. If he wants his old life back, then he needs to leave what derailed it firmly behind him.
The lawsuit between Hogan and Gawker lasted a number of years and the former WWE Superstar likely viewed all that work as being worth it since he ultimately wound up winning. Does he want to go through all of that again though? A return to WWE would mark the end of that dark time in his life, but only if he doesn't have an ongoing court case constantly looming over him.