WWE | Pro Wrestling

Hulk Hogan Suing Over John Cena WrestleMania Match

Hulk Hogan is at it again. Nope it’s not another reality show, the Hulkster is busy unleashing his lawyers. His latest victim are doctors who he claims cost him a match with John Cena at WrestleMania.

It is getting harder and harder to keep up with Hogan’s daily lawsuits. The newest lawsuit is a dandy! Hogan is suing the Laser Spine Institute of Florida for $50 million. Hogan claims that the doctors conned him into unnecessary surgeries which cost him his in-ring wrestling career, specifically a big match.

Hogan claims that he was supposed to wrestle John Cena at WrestleMania. The actual Mania is not specific. Hogan claims that due to the number of back surgeries, he is no longer able to wrestle, and thus wasn’t able to cash in on his match to the tune of $50 million. Oh where do I start?

Now it is true that there were plans a few years back for a Cena vs. Hogan WrestleMania match. I remember hearing stories at the time that it was Hogan’s financial demands that prevented the match, but nonetheless it never happened. So yes, the idea for a Hogan vs. Cena match is true. The rest is a little fishy to say the least.

$50 million for a payoff is absurd! I don’t know where he is getting that figure but I don’t recall ever hearing anyone get anything close to that for a WrestleMania match. Maybe the stories about his ridiculous money demands were true if he expected this? I don’t know how he could document him or anyone making $50 million for a WrestleMania match.

The only way I could see him winning this is if he got Vince McMahon to testify on his behalf that he was going to pay Hogan $50 million to wrestle Cena this year at WrestleMania. Not that Hogan and McMahon are any strangers to testifying, I highly doubt that there is a chance of that happening.

There is also that little problem of Hogan actually wrestling in recent years. Hey we all knew that the Hogan vs. Sting match at Bound for Glory was a bad idea, but that may be the match that costs Hogan $50 million. In order for this to have merit you’d have to believe that the Hogan vs. Cena match was on the table after the Sting match. That’s impossible as The Rock was in the mix. Hogan also wrestled less than a year ago on house show in England. I can’t imagine how he could sue surgeons for costing him a match even though he wrestled a few matches after that?

Hogan also does accuse the surgeons of promoting him as an endorser without his consent. He should be able to cash in on that one if it is true. Other than that, I don’t know what kind of case he has here. I would imagine some kind of a small settlement way short of $50 million here for the Hulkster.

On behalf of millions of pro wrestling fans I think it is fair to say that the surgeons should receive a big thank you if they did spare us a John Cena vs. Hulk Hogan match.

[amazon_link id=”B000GG4XX8″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]WWE: Hulk Hogan – The Ultimate Anthology[/amazon_link]

[amazon_link id=”B00A4Y61LO” target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]WWE: Royal Rumble 2013 DVD[/amazon_link]

[amazon_link id=”B0099114V0″ target=”_blank” container=”” container_class=”” ]WWE: Raw 100 – The Top 100 Moments in Raw History[/amazon_link]

Grab discounted WWE DVDs, merchandise, t -shirts, figures, and more from the WWE Shop on Amazon.com

(Visited 71 times, 1 visits today)

Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

More Posts - Website

Follow Me:
TwitterFacebookGoogle PlusYouTube



Welcome to the Camel Clutch Blog. The CCB was born in 2007 and features blogs from over 50 different writers. Articles from the Camel Clutch Blog have been featured by some of the world's most respected websites including; CNNSI.com, Foxsports.com, Yahoo News, Business Insider, MSNBC, NBCsports.com, and more.

Writers Wanted

Do you have a passion for blogging? The Camel Clutch Blog is proud to have featured over 50 guest bloggers and contributors since its inception. The CCB is a great outlet for your blogging or a great way to promote your own site, blog, and/or podcast through Guest Blogging. The CCB reaches millions of people per year and you can be sure you will be read when you post on the CCB. Email Eric Gargiulo at [email protected] if you are interested.

Add to Flipboard

Connect with me

Link to my Facebook Page
Link to my Rss Page
Link to my Twitter Page
Link to my Youtube Page
To Top