I spoke to Linda Hogan while she was in the whirl of an intense media tour for her new book, "Wrestling the Hulk: My Life Against the Ropes." On show after show, from "Today" to "On the Record w/Greta Van Susteren," Hogan was describing what her life was like with pro wrestler Hulk Hogan.
The day we spoke, Hulk had just decided to strike, publicly disputing her allegations of abuse. As Hogan told me, it was just what she expected.
"He's just taking it like a sore loser," she said. "I'd expect him to do that. He's never apologized, never owned up to what he did [to] my family and me. If that's what he has to do, lash out at me, he can do that. But I think ultimately, people will understand what I had to go through."
After reading the book, I certainly felt like I had lived some of the more harrowing days spent by Linda and her kids, who went on to become stars of their own in the hit reality TV series "Hogan Knows Best."