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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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46.

Marcus    

I googled that spine place and it looks like they have a lot of complaints though. He's looking for a cash cow. nothing else they will settle to keep the light off them

583 days ago
47.

backfire    

His back didn't look so bad in the porn video

583 days ago
48.

John    

Hogan refused to job to Cena at WrestleMania 25 which is the match he is referring to. That's why the match never happened.

580 days ago
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