Wrestling icon Hulk Hogan
has expanded his TV credentials as a reality television star on Hogan Knows Best
, the series that focuses on Hogan's family life and his attempts to manage and assist in his children's burgeoning careers. Although the show has certainly attracted fame and much attention to Hogan and the rest of the members of his family, Hogan admits that his decision to turn the cameras on his family was “perhaps not the greatest decision ever.”
“There's an upside to it and there's a huge downside to it, especially with family members who weren't used to it,” Hogan told OK!
about his decision to bring his family in the limelight. “There was a lot gained and a lot lost by doing that.”
Hogan Knows Best
, which premiered in 2005 on VH1, has become a great source of income for the Hogans and a useful vehicle in promoting the children's career. But since being featured on the show, Hulk Hogan has suffered his share of family troubles especially in the recent months with his marital issues with wife Linda and son Nick, who is facing charges of reckless driving after a crash that left his friend John Graziano with serious brain injuries.
“I had some crazy days and some things that caught me off guard that I didn't know were going to happen,” Hogan revealed. “I've been riding the highs, surviving the lows, leaning into the wind. All that stuff is all an attitude thing for me — being positive and knowing things are going to get better. My main concern in life is my son and his situation and the boy that's in the car. There is no other choice but to do OK. Jumping off a bridge isn't an option.”
Though he hasn't entirely closed his doors on Hogan Knows Best
, working on a family-themed reality series doesn't seem to be his main concern at the moment.
“I don't know if we could ever regroup again, to do the whole family thing. That's pretty stressful, to tell you the truth. But you can never say never,” he said.
Meanwhile, fans can catch Hulk Hogan as the host of NBC's American Gladiators
on January 6.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
(Image courtesy of OK!)