TMZ: Hogan Claims Spinal Issues Prevented Him From Facing John Cena at WrestleMania 25

Nick Paglino

Hulk HoganHulk Hogan's legal team told TMZ.com that Hogan is suing the Laser Spine Institute for $50 million because his back problems prevented him from facing John Cena at WrestleMania 25. The report notes the following:

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.

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