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Hulk's Back Surgery Lawsuit

I Lost a $50 Million Shot

At John Cena

1/15/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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It was supposed to be the wrestling match to end all wrestling matches -- Hulk Hogan vs. John Cena in a battle royale -- but it was all dashed to pieces thanks to some bogus back surgery ... according to Hulk Hogan ... and it cost him $50 MILLION.

TMZ broke the story ... Hulk filed a $50 million lawsuit against the Laser Spine Institute of Florida -- claiming its doctors duped him into undergoing multiple procedures in 2009 that were completely useless and damaged his career.

Hulk doesn't explain why he's suing for $50 million in the lawsuit -- but Hulk's legal team (headed by Wil Florin) tells TMZ, the reason for the massive sum is a lucrative "phase out contract" that was torpedoed by the bad surgeries.

According to Hulk's team, the contract outlined a blowout match between Hulk and Cena -- a match that was supposed to be Hulk's career ender -- but thanks to the surgeries, it never happened.

Hulk's claiming the contract -- along with subsequent appearance opportunities -- was worth $50 million.

LSI has yet to comment on the litigation.

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Natalya26    

The Rock didn't even get that much for wrestling Cena @ WM 28 and he's a gazillion times better than Hogan was in his hey-day. Vince McMahon would never pay him that EVER!!!

584 days ago
17.

Slim Whitman    

Maybe it's time for "The Hulkster" to come down to the REAL world where REAL people live. Seems wrestling has made Hogan live in a cartoon world sourounded by phonies and deception.

584 days ago
18.

Nvts    

Hogan, knock it off old man. Just retire. It is time to let go. Just stay home and be a good old man.

584 days ago
19.

Truth    

$50 MIL MY ASS... YOU MEAN $50 MIL OF FRAUD. YALL KNOW THIS BOGUS WRESTLING IS ALL FAKE AND SCRIPTED. JUST LIKE IT WAS SCRIPTED HE MAKE OUT WITH HIS FRIEND'S HOOKER WIFE SO HE COULD ANOTHER SHOT AT 15 SEC OF FAME... JUST SAYIN. #TRUTH!!

584 days ago
20.

cobrazombie    

He looks like the baby of Judge Dredd and Hulk Hogan.

584 days ago
21.

IndyMike    

It's amazing how many of these extremely wealthy celebrities go broke and in the end will find anything they can to get money.

584 days ago
22.

Trooper Tom    

Moron you knew Cena would throw your ass out of the ring in a quick minute. By the way it's time to dump the doo rag get a haircut and act your age

584 days ago
23.

Netty    

Of course its fake, everyone knows that. But what isn't fake nowadays? Even most so called reality shows are fake and scripted. As for hulk, he's whack and I hope he really retires. He's was great but a long time ago. I hope him and Impact wrestling call it quits for good.

584 days ago
24.

mainstream84    

I'm not sure how the back surgery cost Hogan a payday working with John Cena? Hogan had been out of WWE for a couple of years at that point and was in negotiations with TNA Wrestling before finally signing with them. I'd say the Hulkster lost plenty of cash to Linda Hogan and his investment in TNA Wrestling isn't going well.

So whatcha' gonna do brother?! Apparently, sue some doctors.

584 days ago
25.

Badass2012    

This guy is desperate. He's doing everything he can to get people to talk about him even if it means that he has to become a laughing stock and lose every tiny bit of respect and reputation that he has left. He's the epitome of a Narcissist. 50 million dollars for rolling around in the ring and fake fighting, not even real fighters from Boxing and MMA can make that much in just one fight[Maybe just Floyd Mayweather Jr]. He thinks so much of himself when in fact he's just an old egotistical fool.

584 days ago
26.

Carl    

Even in the world of wrestling this would be pushing credibility. 1980s to early 90s Hulk would make for a good match, but who's going to believe him at this age?

584 days ago
27.

Dan    

First, Hogan you're full of crap. You would not have made even 5 million off a fued with Cena.

Second, TMZ, a Battle Royal is not 2 people involved in match. It's multiple people, usually 10, 20, or 30, and the last one left is the winner.

Last, you didn't get the match because people are sick of you and you are like 90 years old. Cena would hurt you without even intending to.

584 days ago
28.

arale norimaki    

Is Hulk Hogan Still a Big Money Draw in 2013

to hulk hogan the in 1980s are over? you has been.


hulk hogan =aging professional wrestler, decades past his prime, who now barely gets by working small wrestling shows in tna

584 days ago
29.

Badass2012    

Whatcha gonna do, when Hulk Hogan runs lawsuits on you, Brother! Say your prayers, eat your vitamins, and sue your ex-wife. Brother.

584 days ago
30.

PingPong    

Awww, Hulk will be a rich man one day - if all his millions of dollars lawsuits go his way. He better keep making appearances for cash. I wouldn't start spending much money yet.

584 days ago
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