• Hulk Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, appears in court, Wednesday, May 25, 2016, in St. Petersburg, Fla. A Florida judge on Wednesday denied Gawker's motion for a new trial in Hogan's sex-video case and won't reduce a $140 million jury verdict. (Scott Keeler/The Tampa Bay Times via AP, Pool)

    Tech billionaire is unlikely Hulk Hogan ally in Gawker fight

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Former pro wrestler Hulk Hogan has an unlikely ally in his corner for his courtroom cage match with Gawker — a high-tech billionaire with a long-standing grudge against the news-and-gossip site.

  • In this Thursday, March 8, 2012, file photo, Clarium Capital President Peter Thiel speaks during his keynote speech at the StartOut LGBT Entrepreneurship Awards in San Francisco. Billionaire tech investor Thiel has been secretly funding Hulk Hogan’s lawsuit against Gawker Media for publishing a sex tape, according to reports in Forbes and The New York Times. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    A wrestler, a website and maybe a billionaire go to the mat

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Is Hulk Hogan’s courtroom cage match with Gawker being bankrolled by a high-tech billionaire with a grudge against the news-and-gossip site?