VIDEO: John Cena plays Hulk Hogan in NBC parody of sex tape scandal

Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit victory over Gawker Media is one of the biggest stories of 2016, and also apparently one ripe for lampooning. The new NBC show Maya & Marty, starring Saturday Night Live alums Maya Rudolph and Martin Short, took a crack at parodying the saga at its inception — the infamous Hogan sex tape — with a casting call for the next season of FX’s American...
Via The Comeback
11 days ago  |  Discuss

John Cena Does Perfect Hulk Hogan Impersonation In Sex Tape Scandal Skit

Whatcha gonna do when Cenamania runs wild on you, brother? WWE superstar John Cena made a surprising appearance on the latest episode of FX’s “Maya & Marty,” but he didn’t come dressed in his usual shorts and sneakers. Instead, the 15-time world champion tried out for a part in the fictional mini-series about Hulk Hogan’s sex tape scandal as the Hulkster himself...
Via NESN.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Gawker files for Chapter 11 bankriptcy

The latest chapter in the Gawker/Hulk Hogan saga was written on Friday when Gawker filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. What’s next? Gawker will explore a sale in bankruptcy auction, and the opening bid will be between $90 million and $100 million from digital media company Ziff Davis, which owns IGN among other online outlets. Gawker’s assets are listed at between $50 million and...
Via Awful Announcing
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan lawsuit a leg drop to Gawker, which files bankruptcy

Hulk Hogan hit Gawker with the leg drop, and the online media company couldn’t kick out. Gawker Media on Friday filed for bankruptcy and will be put up for auction. The decision comes after Gawker lost a lawsuit to Hogan, as the former professional wrestler sued the company for its decision to publish a clip of a sex tape involving Hogan. A jury ruled in favor of Hogan to the...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Gawker reportedly exploring a sale amid Hulk Hogan lawsuit

On Wednesday, a Florida judge denied Gawker’s motion for a new trial in its dispute with Hulk Hogan over a sex tape published on the site in 2012, saying the $140 million figure the company owes the former wrestler won’t be reduced. Hogan sued Gawker for publishing a sex tape of him against his will. The ruling leaves Gawker forced to consider all options, including a potential...
Via Awful Announcing
May 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Peter Thiel may be funding Hulk Hogan lawsuit against Gawker

Billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel may be the money man behind Hulk Hogan’s lawsuits against Gawker, as well as other suits against the media company, according to reports. The New York Times’ Andrew Ross Sorkin published an article on Monday that heavily speculated whether or not there was a financial backer funding the Hulkster’s suits against Gawker, which published...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tech billionaire Peter Thiel funding Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit

The idea of a shadowy third party funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker was initially called “rather conspiracy-theory like” by Gawker founder Nick Denton, but now it’s turned into an solid concept that even includes an allegation of the specific person involved; Silicon Valley billionaire and frequent Gawker/Valleywag target Peter Thiel. The concept gained some momentum...
Via Awful Announcing
May 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan suing Gawker for leaking tape of racist rant

Hulk Hogan has already been awarded $140 million in damages from Gawker Media after his sex tape went viral, and he is now suing the company again for allegedly leaking something he said while that same series of videos were being recorded. The New York Post reports that Hogan has filed a new lawsuit against Gawker, this time claiming the media corporation destroyed his career and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan awarded extra $25M in punitive damages

The $115 million Hulk Hogan received from a Florida jury Friday in his civil lawsuit against Gawker Media has grown even bigger. That first award was $55 million for economic injuries and $60 million for emotional distress, and the jury awarded over $25 million in additional punitive damages Monday, some of which was directly applied to Gawker founder and proprietor Nick Denton and...
Via Awful Announcing
March 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Hulk Hogan awarded $115 million in sex tape trial

Gawker Media, owner of a number of online publications, including sports blog Deadspin, will have to pay former wrestler and reality star Hulk Hogan a sum of $115 million after losing an invasion of privacy case regarding the publication of a sex tape back in 2012. The video reportedly showed Hogan engaging in sexual intercourse with his best friend’s wife (at the time). Both...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

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