Hulk Hogan has reportedly filed a defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife LINDA BOLLEA.

The wrestling legend - whose real name is Terry Bollea - claims she wrote 'Wrestling The Hulk - My Life Against The Ropes' in an attempt to revive her career, which the civil suit says plummeted after the couple got divorced in 2009.

In the book - which was published earlier this year by HarperCollins - Linda alleges that her ex-husband performed acts of physical abuse on her including choking and dragging her by The Hair and clothes.

During a TV interview earlier this year, she said: "It scared me that he might just snap, not realise what he's doing. He is just so strong.

"I thought he could kill me. He had his hands around my neck one time on the bed, and he started squeezing my throat. He just went into this trance, and I was looking at him and saying, 'Terry, stop, stop. I can't breathe.' "