As noted earlier, Hulk Hogan is suing the Laser Spine Institute in Tampa, Florida for $50 million, claiming that the clinic performed unnecessary surgeries between February 2009 and August 2010, that harmed his already injured back. Hogan alleged that the surgeries resulted in "a provable loss of past and future income of ($50 million) during the last chapter of an internationally successful athletic and entertainment career." He also claims that the botched surgeries cost him a dream match with John Cena.
Hogan, who joined TNA in October 2009, went into more detail about a proposed WWE return, telling BANG Showbiz (via AZCentral.com), "The people who worked on my back, Laser Spine, said I didn't need a fusion. So they cut on my back one time and I felt pretty good after a couple of weeks.
"I called (WWE owner) Vince McMahon and said, 'Man I'm good to go, let's do this deal.' So we started planning, then suddenly I was like, 'Ah, ah, my back!' That put the deal on hold. Then they cut on me six more times and they kept cutting more bone away, until I had to have a spinal cord stimulator put in my back. The stimulator has wires that go up your back and stops the pain. They put that in my back because my body was twisting like 'The Exorcist'. I couldn't pull my head around front, my body was all contorted."
You can read more from the interview at this link.