Recap of Hulk Hogan on Oprah Winfrey's "Where Are They Now", says he no longer wrestles, recalls having suicidal thoughts

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Nov 18, 2013 - 10:31 AM

Hulk Hogan was featured on Oprah Winfrey's "Where Are They Now?" television show Sunday night on OWN. Hogan said he is "60 years young." He said he dreamed about being a pro wrestler when he was young, but never thought he could actually do it. He recalled having his leg broken when he went to pro wrestling school. He said they couldn't run him off once he healed up and went back.

Hogan's time on the "Hogan Knows Best" reality show was chronicled. He said he was hoping it would save his marriage because his family would have a chance to be on the same team. He said that when the cameras broke, "everybody went to their separate corners." He said he hit rock bottom after the show was cancelled and his son Nick was in a car accident. Hogan said he was drinking heavily and contemplated suicide.

Hogan said he grew tired of being surrounded by negativity and "verbal abuse." He said he felt like he had to go through it all so that he could become the person he is today. He said that he swore after his divorce was finalized that he would never get married again. Hogan introduced his wife Jennifer and credited her with teaching him how to be "in that peaceful space." He teared up while talking about his wife and chalked it up to being happy.

Hogan said he doesn't wrestle any longer because it would risk more surgeries. "I had my day and it was a great day," he said.

Powell's POV: Hogan's Beach Shop was shown briefly as well as his four dogs and parts of his home. The segment lasted less than ten minutes, and Hogan was interviewed by someone off-camera, meaning he and Winfrey were not in the same room. It was a positive piece for Hogan, as he and his wife both came off well. The show will be replayed again on Friday night at 8:00 p.m. CT and 11:00 p.m. CT on OWN.

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