Former professional wrestler Hulk Hogan will appear on Fox News’s OBJECTified with Harvey Levin this Sunday at 8 PM. The talk show differentiates itself by focusing on personal mementos of the guests. One of Hogan’s is the notepad he used during his lawsuit against Gawker Media.
Hogan sued Gawker after they published a sex tape of him and a local radio host’s wife. A jury ruled in favor of Hogan and the damages forced Gawker Media into bankruptcy. All of Gawker Media’s websites, aside from Gawker, were sold to Univision and the group was renamed the Gizmodo Media Group.
In a clip released by Fox News, Levin asks Hogan why he decided to sue Gawker. Hogan says in response, “It was much bigger than me or much bigger than my career. This was something that and you know, I’ve said it before and I’m not joking around. You know as a wrestler, that was a great part of my life but now that I understand why I’m here – wrestling was just a setup. It was just a setup, a stepping stone for who I am and what I’m meant to do and be.”
“No matter what happened in my career, this was so much bigger.”