Hulk Hogan: ‘I Lost A $50 Million Match With John Cena’
TMZ reports that Hulk Hogan claims he lost out on a match with John Cena thanks to being tricked into having multiple back surgeries in 2009 that were useless and hurt his career.
Hogan filed a $50 million lawsuit against the Laser Spine Institute of Florida. While he didn’t explain why he’s suing for that amount of money, his legal team says it’s because of a “phase out contract” that was ruined by the bad surgeries.
They say the contract outlined a match between Hogan and Cena, which was supposed to be Hogan’s final match. Due to the surgeries, it never happened. The contract, along with other appearance opportunities, were worth $50 million.
Here is the full article from TMZ.com:
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.
Randy Orton’s Heel Turn + Bray Wyatt Teases RAW Debut
On last night’s edition of Monday Night RAW, Wade Barrett defeatedRandy Orton with the bull hammer elbow. While it has been reported that Orton may take time off for personal issues, which could still happen, word is that the loss to Barrett will actually help set up Orton’s heel turn.
– NXT star Bray “Husky Harris” Wyatt continues to tease that he’ll be debuting on RAW soon, posting the following on Twitter…
“It takes millions of years for coal to become a diamond, It’ll take me 30 seconds on #Raw to bring the world to its knees. -Bray Wyatt”
WWE Confirms Tyson Kidd’s Injury
WWE has acknowledged Tyson Kidd’s knee injury on WWE.com. The report says that Kidd will need six to eight months to recover, ahead of the originally believed twelve months of recovery time needed.
Kidd said in the report, “This is the first time in 17 years I’ve ever been injured, and this is the first time that sports-entertainment has ever been taken away from me in my life. There has never been an injury I haven’t been able to work through. I’ve never missed a day being sick. I’ve never missed a day being hurt. I guess that’s the ‘workhorse’ thing Punk talked about.”
The 20th Anniversary of WWE Raw on Monday, January 14 scored a 3.24 rating, up one-tenth from last week’s 3.14 rating for The Rock’s return. Last week’s Raw faced the BCS National Title game; this week was the first Raw unopposed by football in five months.
- Raw averaged 4.55 million viewers, which was up three percent from an average of 4.42 million viewers last week.
WWE has released a 2:34 trailer for WWE Studios’s “The Call,” which is the re-named “Hive” movie starring Halle Berry. David Otunga also has a role in the movie. The movie trailer focuses on Berry as a 911 operator trying to help track down a serial killer. The Call is scheduled for release in March.