WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan Tells TMZ He'd Win If He Ran for US Senate

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistJanuary 18, 2018

Hulk Hogan arrives before the start of his trial Thursday, March 17, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Hogan, whose given name is Terry Bollea, and his attorneys are suing Gawker Media for $100 million, saying his privacy was violated, and he suffered emotional distress after Gawker posted a sex tape of Hogan and his then-best friend's wife. (Dirk Shadd/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)
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WWE legend Hulk Hogan expressed confidence Wednesday he would be successful if he ever decided to enter politics.

Hogan was asked about running for United States Senate by TMZ Sports, after Republican strategist Roger Stone reportedly urged him to run.

While Hogan said he currently has no interest in running, he added: "If I run, I will win."

Hogan said he has received calls to run for Senate, governor and mayor, but reiterated he didn't want to be part of the "chaos" involved with politics since due to excessive conflict between the Democrats and Republicans.

He also said if he were to run for anything, he'd want another title run as a pro wrestler.

When pressed about the topic of politics near the end of the interview, Hogan said "right now, today" he would not run for U.S. Senate in Florida.

The 64-year-old WWE Hall of Famer did say his view on the subject could change at any time, however.

Despite his confidence over a potential political career, Hogan has had no shortage of negative press in recent years.

In 2016, he settled with Gawker for $31 million in a lawsuit after the media outlet released a sex tape featuring him.

That came after tapes of Hogan making racially insensitive remarks were released in 2015, resulting in WWE parting ways with the six-time WWE champion.


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