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Hulk Hogan's career on the up

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Hulk Hogan's career on the up

Hulk Hogan's career is on the up since he won his lawsuit against Gawker.

The 62-year-old wrestler feels "vindicated" after he was awarded $140 million in damages after the website published footage of him getting intimate with his friend's then-wife, and though he is currently taking some time out with spouse Jennifer McDaniel, he has been inundated with offers of work.

A source told E! News: "He feels vindicated. For him, a verdict meant people believed him. Right now he's spending time with his wife and just taking a breath for a minute. The trial was a big circus and he's just taking a breath."

"In terms of work, there's definitely been an uptick. Especially since the trial started in March. People saw the true story and are happy to be in business with him. "

And the new offers of work come alongside longstanding deals held by Hulk.

The source added: "The companies he's been working with for years have not wavered. LoanMart, for example, has stuck by him. He feels good. He feels like the verdict showed that people believed him. He feels good about his career and things overall."

And as well as commercial support, the wrestler - whose real name is Terry Bollea - has seen his fanbase remain as strong as ever throughout the scandal.

The source said: "The amazing thing is the support among the fans and the people he sees everyday on the street has not wavered.

"He goes out and he's greeted warmly. People stop him and they want to take pictures and talk to him. There has always been and continues to be support from everyone he meets on the street. That's never stopped."

Last July, World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. announced it had terminated Hulk's contracted after a transcript of him using racially-charged language was published.

The wrestler apologised for his use of "offensive language" and his lawyer insisted he had resigned from the WWE, not been fired.