Hulk Hogan has endured plenty of physical trauma in his many years as a professional wrestler, but it was the backstabbing and dishonesty of a close friend who filmed -- and then leaked -- a tape of Hogan having sex that hurt the most.
The wrestling legend opened up about that experience during an interview with HuffPost Live's Marc Lamont Hill about his return to the WWE for Wrestlemania 30.
"It was a tough situation. It's probably the hardest I've ever been kicked, bar none," Hogan said of the sex tape leak. "But at the end of the day it's all about choices."
Released via TMZ in 2010, the sex tape documented the Hulk being intimate with Heather Clem -- the wife of his "loyal" friend, Florida radio personality Bubba The Love Sponge.
Despite the situation, Hulk refrained from speaking ill of Bubba at all, explaining that he'd prefer to live in the present and accept the situation as playing a larger role in his destiny.
"It is what it is," he said. "At the end of the day, the pros are handling it, and no matter what it is, I understand people. And for whatever reason, I forgive him. I forgive myself for the choices we've made. I can't hate, brother. That's not my deal. Can't do it."
Watch the rest of Hulk Hogan's HuffPost Live interview below: