what it was like for Heather in bed with Hogan. Bubba said no. The Stern crew was amazed by that and asked what he was doing when all this was going on. Bubba said he was probably online looking at car parts websites. Someone joked he was looking for a new Muffler. Stern asked how this could be going on and he didn't ask. Bubba said that Stern was weird about certain things and Bubba "was" weird about stuff. Stern said this was beyond weird. He said he never saw the tape. Stern said knowing he was in the next room had to have been torture for Bubba.
Stern asked if he really loved Heather. Bubba said he did. He asked if this was something Bubba did to make Heather happy. Bubba responded, "I liked to make Heather happy." Stern asked what his reaction was when Heather asked to sleep with Hogan. Bubba said it didn't necessarily go down that way and he couldn't go into particulars like that. Stern told him he had to and "what was one more lawsuit?" Bubba said he wouldn't. Stern said he was going to bring Bubba in and pump him full of truth serum.
Stern asked Bubba if he would come in if Stern could get Hogan to come in. Robin said that Howard would never see Hogan again. Bubba said he would not be afraid of Howard, coming in or telling the truth. He said he's just trying to stick up for Heather and himself because "we are not the only two bad guys in this situation" and they aren't using the legal system to cover their asses like Hogan is. Bubba said that he isn't afraid of anything.
Stern said that he was going to end the lawsuit. Robin joked he was also going to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflicts. Stern said he could end this lawsuit first.
Bubba said that Hogan wants to send cease and desists so Bubba can't even discuss the situation on his show, noting they just received one. Bubba said he hates this and it's the worst time of his life right now. He said that had Hogan shut up after his Stern show appearance, all of this would have gone away. He realizes Hogan had to promote his wrestling PPV and he appreciates that. By going to the federal court house at 5 PM and calling for a press conference, he's not letting it go away. Stern said that with all the rumors of the "n word being said" (Bubba responded, "But, he said it!") and the tapes and he's ashamed (Bubba said he was too), so the only way to get people to shake in their boots is to litigate. Bubba agreed but said, "You throw me to the wolves as well?"
Stern and Bubba talked about Bubba taping everything in his house and Bubba said it was well known and he talked about it all the time. Bubba said he's been very vocal about everything. Stern said you always run the risk of things ending up out there but he knew he was being taped. Stern asked if Hogan ever asked Bubba to delete tapes. Bubba said, "We have not had that conversation because no one's seen it."
Stern asked if the taping equipment erased itself after a certain period of time. Bubba said he wasn't going to go into his systems but said they have changed over the years. Stern said that six years ago, the hard drive could only store so much. Bubba said he doesn't know and that validates his claims. He said he doesn't have a company that services the equipment regularly. Stern said that perhaps someone else was in on it. Bubba said someone else had to be because it wasn't one of them that leaked it.
Stern said they wanted to figure it out. He asked who could it be. Bubba said he doesn't know and for all he knows Hogan leaked it. He said if he could see the tape, he might have a better idea of the who, what, where and how. He said there were three people involved and now two of them are being thrown out to dry.
Robin Quivers noted that Hogan tried to bring criminal charges and was told there were no grounds. Bubba said that's why they are changing their gears. Bubba said that people don't know if it's a work or a shoot because Hogan has spent his life doing promotional stunts. Robin asked how Bubba keeps his child from being aware of all this. Stern joked his kid released the tape.
Bubba's sister Tara was asked what she thought of her brother now. She said, "If only I could comment." Bubba told her to say whatever she wanted. She said he's equally embarrassed, disgusted and ashamed. She said that she didn't know about the situation and she would have been totally disgusted. Bubba said he was disgusted. Stern said he was a freak. He said he's sorry Bubba is in pain because he loves Hulk Hogan. Bubba said he's been turned on but if he's got to be a bear, he's got to be a grizzly. He said he's defended Hogan through it all and now he's got to defend himself that he didn't break man code or do something wrong.
Stern asked if the "Love Sponge name" was forever sullied (that cracked me up). Bubba said that it is.
Bubba said that he was given a cease and desist today. Stern said he can understand why Hogan is so upset and pissed. Bubba said he was too. Bubba said he never lied to Howard and Hogan did. He said his credibility is at question. He said that he's always had Hogan's back and it was up to Hogan to have his back too - but instead Bubba finds out on the news that his best friend is suing him.
Bubba said most of his rooms are not taped. The taping was going on because of the child custody issue.
Bubba was asked if Hogan used condoms. Bubba said that he didn't know and hasn't seen the tape.
Howard and Fred noted that they were the only ones who believes Hogan and Bubba were not complicit in the tape. It turned into Robin and Bubba ripping on each other because of comments Robin made when he got married.
Stern asked Bubba if he was going to be OK or have a breakdown. Bubba said he's been on the verge a few times and went to see a psychologist. He said he's never felt suicidal and to do so would be admitting he did something wrong. He said he wasn't going to say anything until he filed a lawsuit against him. He offered to be the bad guy... (Continues on next page)