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“I Hope Your Son Enjoys That Autograph”: Hulk Hogan’s Classy Reply to a Lawyer Who Confronted Him in the Court in 2009

Published 02/03/2023, 10:30 AM EST

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Hulk Hogan was the biggest pro wrestling star for years. As he cherished his glory days, personally, his life took a shocking turn when Linda Marie Claridge filed for a divorce in 2007 after 24 years of being married together. The Hulkster has also claimed several times about losing a lot of money in his divorce from Linda Hogan.

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However, once Linda’s lawyer and The Hulkster had a confrontation in public over the same. Surprisingly, Hogan made the lawyer quiet with a few words.


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Linda’s lawyer said, “Hey listen to me, Mr. Bollea. Are you gonna wrestle with me here? Are you gonna come across the cameras?….. Then be quiet. You had your time to talk, you’re done……No, it’s not a free world, they call it professionalism, they call it ethics, okay?”

He added, “You’re an actor and you’re acting now, if you had morals, why did you set all these companies to try to ditch it? What’s the moral about that? Let me tell you something, you’re the person that has caused this issue. You sit there and talk about all these different things.”

The Hulkster just replied, “Hey, I hope your son enjoys the autograph you asked me for earlier. Thank you, brother. I know you are a Hulkamaniac brother.”

Their divorce was pretty much public, and it was finalized in 2009. Moreover, while sharing the finances, the former couple’s divorce got a lot of attention.

How much money did Hulk Hogan lose in the divorce?

The post-divorce period was not a good time for The Immortal One. He lost a lot of money in the divorce and has talked about it.

Reportedly, Linda received 70% of her and Hogan’s liquid assets and a 40% ownership stake in his companies. Additionally, she received a $3 Million property settlement. Moreover, she also got money from their joint investment accounts which summed up to $7.44 million.


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On the other hand, it left Hogan with a mere $2.97 Million. Moreover, the WWE legend had to put up several of his properties for sale post-divorce. 

The Hulkster also shared he was in a darker period and had suicidal thoughts several times after the divorce. However, he thanked Laila Ali, whose one call made Hogan change his life.

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What is Hogan doing now?


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The 12-time world champion recently appeared on RAW 30. A couple of days later, the news broke of Hogan not feeling his lower body.


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However, his rep told ET that Hogan was fine. The Hulkster was partying a few days later, the news concerning his health broke.

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Written by:

Tushar Deogharkar


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Tushar Deogharkar is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Tushar has done his Master's in Tourism Management and is an ardent fan of pro wrestling. He follows WWE and AEW very closely and wants to learn how the promotions are run.
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Debmallya Chakraborty