Hulk Hogan slams 'insane' gay rumours

Hulk Hogan has adamantly denied claims from his ex-wife that he had a homosexual relationship with fellow wrestler Brutus 'The Barber' Beefcake.

Beefcake also told reporters than Linda Bollea was lying when she made the claims on a US radio show and in her book, ‘Wrestling the Hulk - My Life Against the Ropes’.

Hulk, real name Terry Bollea, told Us Magazine: "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.

"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.

Hogan has already filed a defamation lawsuit against Bollea, and Beefcake is expected to follow suit.

Beefcake, 54, told TMZ: "I've known [Linda] for almost 40 years, but when she starts trying to ruin our careers, it just ain't fair.

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

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