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Hulk Hogan And Gawker Saga Comes To A Close With £25 Million Settlement

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Hulk Hogan And Gawker Saga Comes To A Close With £25 Million Settlement

The long-running saga between news website Gawker and wrestling icon Hulk Hogan has ended, with Hogan set to receive a £25m payment after the outlet published footage of Hogan having sex with his friend's wife back in 2012.

The result of the case saw Hogan awarded $115 million in damages back in March, additional costs taking the overall sum to $140m. Gawker media filed for bankruptcy and closed down in August.

Now the two parties have settled on a £25m ($31m) payment as part of the sex tape lawsuit, with Gawker founder Nick Denton revealing the conclusion in a statement posted on his blog. He also filed for personal bankruptcy following the jury's verdict.

He also said that as part of the deal arranged, "three true stories", including one that involves Hogan are to be removed from the internet.

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With the case all tied up, many are wondering as to whether Hogan will return to WWE at some point down the line. A leaked sex tape and a video released in which he made racist remarks meant he was near-enough erased from history and removed from the Hall of the Fame.

Triple H, real name Paul Levesque said WWE are open to Hogan coming back into the fold but it depends on timing and other factors.

WWE have, although discretely, been mentioning the iconic figure a lot in more recent times, hinting that the 63-year old could be brought back in, in some capacity.

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(h/t BBC)

Topics: Wrestling, WWE, Hulk Hogan

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