Another Hulk Hogan lawsuit is in the news, and this time it involves John Cena, in a way. The "Hulkster," real name Terry Bollea, is suing back surgeons for costing him the opportunity at a career-defining match with WWE's top star.
The AZCentral.com website reported on Jan. 15 that Hogan's suit is against the Laser Spine Institute LLC (LSI) for $50 million. Hogan's legal team is arguing that the clinic "tricked him into useless surgery" which ultimately cost him a big pay day with WWE's John Cena. The two have never fought one another inside the squared circle.
The $50 million suit is the result of a "phase out contract" which included that "career-defining match." Hogan is standing firm that the match and post-match earning opportunities would have been worth $50 million to him. This is of course one of several recent lawsuits by Bollea.
His previous $100 million suit against Gawker for the posting of his sex video with Heather Clem, was dismissed in federal court. However, Hulkster refiled it in the Florida state court in order to consolidate that suit with other legal actions against Heather Clem and her ex-husband Bubba Love Sponge.
Hulk Hogan has most recently appeared as part of the TNA Impact wrestling organization, the direct competitor of World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). His last official appearance on WWE came back on December 10, 2007 as part of the WWE Raw 15th anniversary show. Hogan is currently a member of the WWE Hall of Fame and is a multiple-time champion within WWE and former organization WCW.