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Further Update on Hulk Hogan Lawsuit Against Laser Spine Institute

As noted earlier, Hulk Hogan is suing Laser Spine Institute for $50 million in due to their procedures on his injured back in 2009 caused more damage long-term.

TMZ published article with more details on the suit. Those new details state that Hogan is basing his $50 million lawsuit on missing a payday for a match against WWE’s John Cena.

According to Hogan’s attorneys, Hogan was set to receive a lucrative “phase out contract” in 2009 that would have delivered a mega-main event of Hogan vs. Cena. However, because of Hogan’s back condition and alleged damage caused by LSI’s operations, the match did not occur.

Hogan is claiming that WWE’s contract, the match vs. Cena, and “subsequent appearance opportunities” was valued at $50 million.

  • D2K

    Maybe it was, maybe it wasn’t. None of us work in the front office so we don’t know for certain which is why I said SUPPOSEDLY. We know he got paid. WWE had a lot more money then than they do now and if they can afford to pay Brock Lesnar 5 million for 10 dates in 2012 they could afford to pay Hogan 50 million in 2009 for a lifetime contract which is what it was.

    It wasn’t the doctor’s fault that Hogan didn’t sign that contract though. It was HIS fault for listening to his ex-wife. She convinced him not to sign that contract with WWE and to sign with TNA instead. He admitted this himself.

    If and when Hogan every wants to return I’m sure that the offer for a lifetime contract will be available. Not for as much money, but the contract will be there.

  • JohnCena33

    Floyd never got 20 million, that was just a lie by WWE to create more media exposure.

  • CC

    Does it sound to anyone else that Hogan is in financial trouble? First he tries to sue for big money over the sex tape, now its this back thing.
    Simple fact is, if this stopped him performing in 2009, why has it taken til 2013 for him to sue? If there is long term issues, it should be based on that and that alone. If the surgery was close to the match he is talking about, then that was his own decision as it doesnt matter if the damage was long term or not at that point as even if the surgery had been fine, he still would not have been able to make that match. Recovery from any back surgery of that magnitude would have meant he would not have made the match.

  • D2K

    Well, they supposedly paid Floyd Mayweather 20 mil for his WM24 match against Big Show. They paid Brock Lesnar 5 million for just 10 dates of work. It’s improbable, but not impossible.

  • Kristopher Robinson

    There’s no fucking way hogan would get 50 million for that match or build up so that’s completely retarded!!!

  • JohnCena33

    Although Hogan vs Cena may not have been the best match or most technically sound match, it certainly would have been by far the biggest match of all time. It would have set PPV Buys Records and would have featured Icon vs Icon, Kids Hero vs Kids Hero, Merchandiser Seller vs Merchandise Seller, Cena vs Hogan; Battle of Vince’s Golden Boys.

  • V-R-A

    You know I actually would of liked to see Hogan vs. Cena.