“It would be really nice to be, you know, in the Hall of Fame. But it’s not as important as what we did with this case,” Hogan said. “I don’t think you can destroy my legacy, you know, because the fans know Hulk Hogan and know what flipped the switch on this industry … it would be great to be part of the Hall of Fame and be legitimate and be, you know, looked at by the establishment of the WWE as back in good graces. But if it doesn’t happen, you know, it’d be sad. But I can look at myself in the mirror and be happy.”

As for his ex-wife, Linda Bollea, who spoke out against Hogan throughout the trial, Hogan said all he can do is pray for her.

Overall, Hogan said he hopes that his celebrity status, which Gawker went after by publishing the video, will turn out to be a good thing for others paying attention to the trial.

“Even when I was there it didn’t feel like the right thing to do. But I did it anyway,” he said of his encounter with Heather. “That’s very humiliating, very embarrassing. And the only thing I can say is I pray to God that people can learn from my mistake. Because I sure did. I sure learned.”