Oct. 9, 2012 at 11:04 AM ET
Hulk Hogan may be on to another major phase of his life -- with new wife Jennifer McDaniel, new wrestling ventures and even as a small business owner. But his previous life has a way of intruding, and while talking with TODAY's Hoda Kotb and Kathie Lee Gifford Tuesday, he opened up about the sex tape made of him six years ago, which suddenly surfaced in March.
"It's just something that has devastated me and totally ... I've never been on something on this level," he told them.
According to Hogan (actual name: Terry Bollea), he was at a "friend's house" when the incident occurred, and "I had no idea there was a camera in the room."
Things weren't going so great for the mustachioed wrestler back then; he admitted he was at a "very low point" when he was filmed without his knowledge, but added, "I'm not making excuses, I'm accountable, I was the guy, I was there, I made the choice."
Hogan appeared on "The Howard Stern Show" on Sirius/XM earlier on Tuesday and, TMZ reported, confirmed that the woman in the tape with him was Heather Clem, the former wife of fellow wrestler Bubba the Love Sponge. At the time, Hogan was still married to Linda Hogan. The tape, he says, "rattled" his new wife.
Added Hogan, he's not taking this lying down: "I'm going full-blown to try to find out who did this to me and why and what's the motivation," he said.
That said, he's in a better frame of mind than he was six years ago -- currently in "transition from the world's greatest wrestler to maybe the world's greatest beach bum a la surfer."
And, possibly, world's greatest investigator -- as he looks for who made and distributed that tape.
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