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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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1.

Laura    

Instead of pretending he still could have a successful career, or that anyone would want to see this loser in a sex tape, he should try to do some real good with his remaining years. He has become a joke.

615 days ago
2.

Noam    

you couldn't fight Cena because you're 110 years old you moron...

615 days ago
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Jordan    

Hogans Bogus Lawsuits are starting to become more bogus than Lindsay Lohan Lawsuits, and that is hard to do.

615 days ago
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Jordan    

Where is WWE comment on this Bogus Lawsuit? I doubt that WWE would let an Old Man with Back Problems get in the ring and fake wrestle. WWE has built its world brand and does not need a has been anymore to promote their product.

615 days ago
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Jordan    

It does not matter if Hogan wins 50 million according to US Law a patient that sues their Doctor can only collect up to $250,000. That was what George Bush signed into Law to keep Doctors Insurance from sky rocketing, and to keep Medical cost lower.

615 days ago
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Jordan    

In Florida a Doctor and or medical facilities do not have to carry Medical Insurance, and putting their personal wealth into their own name so a patient can't go after that money, When all is said and done Hogan will be left with Lawyers fees, and no money ever if he is somewhat successful. It is a loser lawsuit.

615 days ago
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blakhoode    

I really can't see Hogan getting Vince McMahon to fork out $50 million for one match with John Cena, which would presumably have happened at a Wrestlemania. Maybe $10 million, TOPS! But even that number seems a bit high. Anybody know how much The Rock - who has way more main stream appeal and has stayed healthy - is being paid by WWE right now?

615 days ago
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jabberjaws    

The guy ur kid f**ked up lost more than that.

615 days ago
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Phil    

H e ain't getting $50,000,000 out of anyone. if his back is so bad has it stopped him for other matches and exercise. Exactly!

615 days ago
10.

I LOVE MY NIPPLES    

Whose older Hulk Hogan or God?

615 days ago
11.

CanuDigit_sukka    

Hulk should of called it quits after he fought The Rock.. that is a fight to end all fight. Not overrated cena. That dude would of got destroyed by all the old vets.

615 days ago
12.

awesomewave    

Wrestling is a bunch of phoney baloney anyway, isn't it?

615 days ago
13.

jarhead333    

Can't tmz with all its power and wisdom stop these jackasses from posting bullcrap job ads!!!!

615 days ago
14.

msmoeliss    

Boo hoo no one cares. Your time was up a long time ago hogan. Go away

615 days ago
15.

iHawkk    

ThIs guy is a huge fxcking idiot now...all he does to make money is sue.

615 days ago
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