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CLEARWATER (CBSMiami/AP) – Professional wrestler Hulk Hogan is looking to put smack down on a medical clinic which he claims performed unnecessary surgeries that damaged his career.

On Monday Hogan, whose real name is Terry Bollea, filed a suit against the Tampa-based Laser Spine Institute. It seeks damages of $50-million.

In addition to claiming unnecessary surgeries, the lawsuit also says the Laser Spine Institute used an endorsement from Hogan without permission or payment.

The Laser Spine Institute said in a statement Monday that it is aware of the lawsuit, but to protect patient privacy, it would not discuss the details of the case.

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