Whatcha gonna do, brother, when Hulkamania runs wild on you?
Professional wrestling legend Hulk Hogan, who currently appears on Spike TV's Impact Wrestling program, likely did some poses, ripped off his t-shirt and cupped his ear a few times yesterday after a Florida state judge granted his request for a temporary restraining order against website Gawker, who posted a one-minute excerpt of a sex tape that was made between Hogan and the wife of his (ex) friend Bubba the Love Sponge. Hogan claims not to have known the tape was made and claimed that it was hurting his professional image.
Initially a different judge ruled that Gawker could keep the tape up "in conjunction with the news reporting function" and that the "factual finding supports a colorable fair use defense."
With this ruling, all Gawker affiliates must pull the popular video. All copies of the full-length tape must also be given to Hogan's attorneys, as well as all clips, photos, transcripts, etc., of it.
What changed for Hogan was dropping the federal lawsuit he initially filed and taking the case to state court. With that move, he could add Heather Clem, the lady featured with him in the video, into his suit and involve her leaking of it.
As of now, the video is still up. No, I am not providing the link.