Is Hulk Hogan making his return to WWE? According to celebrity website The Wrap, the legendary wrestler might be in talks to return to the ring after years of being absent! As many may remember, the 64-year-old—whose real name is Terry Bollea—was caught making racist comments in a sex tape. As for the woman in the tape, that was Hogan’s former friend, Bubba the Love Sponge’s wife!
With the possibility of Hogan returning to his old stomping grounds, fans of the wrestler are being reminded of his sex scandal and why the WWE ended his contract. But who was the woman at the centre of it all? If you want more details, then you need our Heather Clem wiki.
Heather Clem’s Age and Early Life
Heather Clem (who now goes by Heather Cole) was born in 1975 and will be turning 43 in July. She grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida and was married to radio personality Todd Alan Clem, 51, (aka Bubba the Love Sponge) from 2007-2012. Her only known family is her daughter, Julia, who will be 17 in July.
Hulk Hogan’s Sex Tape
Cole was caught in a sex tape with Hogan, which was famously leaked by Gawker. At the time of the scandal, Hogan and Cole’s husband at the time (Bubba) were friends, but Cole testified that it was her husband who told her to sleep with Hogan! The filming of the tape occurred in Bubba’s home but they were unaware they were being filmed in his bedroom.
This led to Hogan suing Gawker for $100.0 million, but he was awarded $140.0 million for the breach of privacy! Instead of testifying, Bubba invoked his Fifth Amendment rights and settled with Hogan in the amount of $5,000 for the sex tape.
Heather Cole’s Instagram
Where is the woman formerly known as Heather Clem, now? According to her Instagram, she lives in Apollo Beach, Florida and works for a nutrition company called Advocare. She’s also a fitness enthusiast and many of her pics are about crossfit, her daughter, memes, and female empowerment.
Is Hulk Hogan Returning to WWE?
The most destructive part of Hogan’s scandal wasn’t the sex tape but the racist comments said in it. Hogan was heard saying the “N-word” several times as he referenced his daughter Brooke’s boyfriend at the time.
Now, Hogan is reportedly in talks with WWE about “how he can help others learn from his mistakes,” according to The Wrap.
“We have had discussions with Terry Bollea (aka Hulk Hogan) about how he can help others learn from his mistakes, however, he is not under any contract with WWE,” a WWE spokesman said.
African-American weightlifter and wrestler, Mark Henry opened up about how he wasn’t sure if Hogan should return to WWE.
“He’s [Hogan] a public figure, Henry told Busted Open. “It doesn’t mean that everything he’s done is forgiven, you just gotta pick the good from the bad, see how you can help the situation. I sit on the chair of the delegation and they’re not ready. I’ve had many talks, I mean with dozens of guys. The consensus is there’s a lot of work to be done to heal that wound and fix that wall[sic].”
Henry also stated that if Hogan is allowed back, it would mostly be in support of diversity programs and helping the community.