Hulk Hogan's stolen boot has found its way home ... thanks in part to your good friends at TMZ.
The Hulkster tells TMZ the boot was returned today by one of the women involved in the theft. We're told the husband of one of the women involved (it's unclear which) saw TMZ's story about the theft and pressured the group to come clean.
According to Hulk, the woman who took the boot had returned home to Michigan, but left it in the car of one of the other women ... who lives in nearby Tampa. When the women called the store to say they would return the boot, the store then called the cops ... who were waiting when the woman arrived with the boot.
The woman who returned the boot was not arrested, but we're told a warrant has been issued back in Michigan for the woman who actually lifted the boot.
Hulk Hogan Surveillance Video
Caught on Tape!
3/20/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The women who walked off with an expensive piece of memorabilia from Hulk Hogan's shop in Florida were all caught on camera ... and TMZ has the surveillance video.
As we first reported, Hogan filed a police report Wednesday in Clearwater after he claimed four women conspired to steal a valuable piece of Hulkamania memorabilia ... a signed boot.
In the video, you can see the women make their way into the Hogan's Beach Shop ... and then congregate around the front desk clerk. Then something happens outside and the clerk, followed by four women, leaves the store to investigate.
But cameras pick up one of the women walking back into the store, walking straight to the back of the store, snatching the boot ... and calmly walking out. Cops described the woman as "a heavyset female in her 50s."
The investigation is ongoing.
BIG Girl Thieves
RIPPED OFF My Store!
3/19/2014 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan's Florida beach shop was hit by three chicks who distracted the manager ... while a fourth made off with a signed boot. Simple, and effective.
Hogan tells TMZ his staff discovered one of the pieces of Hulk memorabilia -- a signed wrestling boot -- went missing. But a quick look at surveillance video solved the mystery.
Here's what happened ... four girls came in and chatted up the manager. After luring the manager to the front of the store, one of the four snuck back in and lifted the boot. Someone who has seen the video tells TMZ ... the women are large and in charge.
Hulk tells us he's planning to file a police report today and hand over the surveillance video. He also says the girls showed off Michigan IDs to the manager, so they're probably in town for spring break.
Clearwater PD tells TMZ they are investigating the theft. They say the shoe was taken by "a heavyset white female in her 50s" -- while a worker got distracted by someone knocking over a statue of Hogan outside the store.
WHOLE FAM SUPPORTS WWE COMEBACK
... Except My Ex!
2/23/2014 12:55 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
When Hulk Hogan makes his long awaited return the WWE, his entire family will be there to support him ... with one big, blonde exception ... so says Hulks son.
After we broke the story that Hulk inked a deal to come back to the McMahon family business for Wrestlemania XXX ... TMZ Sports spoke with Hulk's son Nick who tells us he's pumped!
"The energy of him coming back is just insane!"
Nick says he'll be ringside to support his dad ... so will his sister Brooke -- but as for his mom Linda ... it's clear Hulk shouldn't reserve an extra seat for his ex.
Still, Nick -- who's blowin' up on the EDM scene -- tells us he's so excited for his pop, he's gonna work on a remix for the Hulkster's legendary intro music.
"Fight for what's right, FIGHT FOR YOUR LIFE"!
Paul Walker Wanted
To Help My Son Prevent Street Racing
12/10/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Paul Walker knew damn well how dangerous it is to race high-performance cars on the road ... because he was about to join the fight to stop illegal street racing ... this according to Hulk Hogan's ex-wife.
Linda Hogan was in Thousand Oaks, CA last week when she told us Paul and her son, Nick Hogan, bonded over their love of race cars ... and says they had big plans.
After Nick's infamous street racing accident in 2007, he started a charity called "Keep it On the Track" -- and Linda says Paul was going to team up with Nick to spread the word about keeping high-performance race cars ON designated race tracks, and OFF streets.
Paul and Nick also had something fun in the works -- watch the clip, Linda says it was all about "their toys."
Calls Off Engagement
With NFL Boyfriend
11/22/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Eat your vitamins and say your prayers brothers ... 'cause TMZ has learned Brooke Hogan is officially single again.
Sources close to Brooke tell us Hulk's daughter ended her engagement to Dallas Cowboys center Phil Costa a few weeks ago ... after he proposed in Vegas back in June.
We're told Brooke realized things had moved way too fast, too soon ... so she decided to call it quits and focus on her music -- before making things official forever.
Our sources say Hogan recently moved back to L.A. to put the finishing touches on her new album ... and she wanted to be closer to Momma Hogan.
Brooke posted this ringless photo a few days ago.
Looks like she won't have much trouble finding a rebound dude.
In Miley Cyrus Spoof Video
10/4/2013 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Whatcha' gonna do, brother -- when Hulk Hogan puts his 60-year old ass into a THONG and rides a wrecking ball around like Miley Cyrus?!!
You're probably gonna watch the video. We did.
Now for the back story: Hulk's a partner in a new web hosting company called Hostamania (which is trying to compete with Go Daddy) ... and he wanted to do something big to draw attention to the biz.
Naturally, the wrestler decided the only logical move was to strip down to a G string and wiggle around his evenly-tanned butt cheeks on video.
Your move, Ultimate Warrior ...
ANOTHER Bloody Boating Accident
9/16/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan should probably consider a land hobby ... 'cause the wrestling legend says he was involved in another freak boating accident this weekend that left him covered in blood.
Hogan tweeted about the incident last night, writing, "How come everytime we go out on the boat someone ends up bleeding?"
He then explained, "Today both me and Dr. Crespo ended up covered in blood, the windshield on my boat exploded because of the wind and speed on the water, crazy."
Hogan says he wasn't even using his fastest boat at the time of the accident.
So far, Hogan hasn't posted any of the boat damage or any physical damage sustained in the accident -- but he's tweeting, so it can't be too bad.
Of course, it ain't the first time Hulk's been involved in a nasty boating accident -- he burned the living crap out of his hand earlier this year when the radiator on one of his boats exploded.
Okay, I Drove Drunk
8/18/2013 12:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Linda Hogan has changed her drunk-driving tune -- pleading GUILTY to DUI after downing some bubbly and getting behind the wheel ... and will spend 3 months in booze class thinking about her crime.
As TMZ previously reported Linda was popped for DUI in Malibu back in 2012 and slapped with two misdemeanor charges ... after cops say she was joyriding with a BAC of .084.
Linda originally plead not guilty -- and argued she only had ONE glass of champagne (on an empty stomach) and took antibiotics which heightened the effects of booze.
She finally copped to driving with a .08 or higher -- and in exchange the 2nd DUI charge was dropped. She was sentenced to 3 years probation and 3 months of alcohol education classes -- which she's already started.
Family Heirlooms JACKED
and Now They're On eBay
7/9/2013 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan's ex-wife lost her treasured family keepsakes, but they just resurfaced ... on eBay -- and now she's on a mission to get them back ... TMZ has learned.
Linda Hogan tells us a bunch of stuff from her L.A. storage unit just hit the auction site -- including pictures of Nick Hogan's christening, a CD of Brooke Hogan's first single and a weird cake statue of the whole family.
The eBay seller claims he found the stash at a local thrift store -- and Linda says it must have been taken mistakenly 2 months ago when she hired guys to move some of her stuff from storage to Goodwill.
"No family photos were ever given to anyone," Linda tells us. "I would never give away baby pictures of my kids!!!"
Linda's hoping the seller will give the items back to her, free of charge -- but says she will NOT make a bid because she "doesn't know how to use eBay."
Guess she's not that attached.
I Won't Miss TNA Event
Because of Burned Hand
6/1/2013 4:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan is refusing to let his charred-up hand run wild on his wrestling plans -- TMZ has learned the Hulkster has CONFIRMED he'll appear at TNA wrestling's big pay-per-view event in Boston this weekend.
It's kind of a shock ... considering Hogan's been undergoing daily medical procedures on his hand ever since he burned the holy hell out of it during a boating accident last weekend.
But TNA president Dixie Carter tells us she talked with Hulk ... and the wrestling legend reassured her that he will not only attend Slammiversary XI -- but he's planning on taking part in a fan interaction event the day before ... signing autographs.
Luckily the 59-year old wrestler writes with his right hand ... the one without the disgusting burn marks.
Eat your vitamins and say your prayers.
Hand Burning Accident Was
'Dumbest Thing I've Ever Done'
5/28/2013 4:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Forget "Mr. Nanny" ... or "Suburban Commando" ... Hulk Hogan tells us, burning his hand last weekend was by far the dumbest thing he's ever done in his life.
We posted the gnarly photos over the weekend showing Hulk's injuries -- but the wrestling legend has never explained what happened ... until now.
Hulk called in to "TMZ Live" today, telling us the accident occurred Sunday when his speedboat overheated. Hulk says he tried to be a badass and tried to hit the radiator release valve with his bare hands, and the radiator cap popped off ... burning the bejesus out of his hand.
In the words of Hulk, "It was the dumbest thing I've ever done."
You gotta listen ... it's hilarious.
I'm WIPING My Sex Tape
From the Internet
5/10/2013 4:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Hulk Hogan is committing Internet genocide on his sex tape ... systematically seeking out and removing ALL copies of the XXX footage from the web, TMZ has learned.
Hulk recently obtained a temporary restraining order against Gawker Media, banning the website from displaying excerpts from his infamous sex tape with Bubba the Love Sponge's ex-wife.
Gawker agreed to remove the video -- at least for the time being -- and now, we've learned Hulk is trying use the restraining order to force every other website on the planet to remove the footage too.
To prove Hulk means business, we've obtained one of the letters sent by Hogan's attorney to TheDirty.com -- which posted screenshots of the sex footage several times last year -- and it's pretty aggressive.
If The Dirty doesn't remove the images ASAP, Hulk's lawyer says he'll take drastic legal action to make sure the website complies. FYI, The Dirty hasn't done squat yet.
And Hulk might be fighting a losing battle -- because once something's on the Internet, it's pretty much there to stay. Forever.