As if the legal department in WWE wasn't already swamped with work, they are now being forced to deal with a multi million lawsuit against CTH, their broadcasting partner in Thailand and Malaysia. The network has stopped paying their fees to World Wrestling Entertainment, and that does not sit well with Vince McMahon. The deal runs for multiple years, and the total value is nearly $25 million.
August 21, 2015
During his podcast interview with Chris Jericho, Mark Henry went off on a bit of a tangent towards the former wrestlers that are filing lawsuits against WWE. The former world heavyweight champion stated that the majority of the guys that are trying to capitalize off the company only worked briefly for World Wrestling Entertainment. Henry does not feel that they should be paid.
July 31, 2015
Since his reputation and earning power has been severely damaged, Hulk Hogan wants some justice. His lawyers have filed a lawsuit that asks for Gawker to be investigated. He feels that they leaked information that they received from the FBI that was deemed to be confidential. While the chances of arrests happening are slim, there is a slight possibility that Hogan gets his wish.
July 29, 2015
Uhaa Nation has been given a new theme song to use in NXT, and it is interesting to note that it is a piece that was utilized on the very first episode of Impact Wrestling that aired on Destination America. Since that could be grounds for a lawsuit, someone might have made a mistake backstage. A change should be expected soon, as the legal department already has their hands full with lawsuits.
July 26, 2015
When TNA decided to bring Shawn Hernandez back into the company, they asked him if he was contractually free from Lucha Underground. He insisted that he was, but that turned to not be true. Dixie Carter was contacted about the issue. To avoid a potential lawsuit, she decided to release Hernandez from the promotion and remove filmed footage from upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling.
July 15, 2015
As if the legal department wasn't busy enough with all the concussion lawsuits from former performers, WWE is now being hit with a lawsuit from a security guard that worked a live event in 2013. Twelve performers who worked that night are being sued, as the man is not entirely sure who hit him with a chair. His belief is that it was Dean Ambrose. His lawyer is reviewing videos to make sure.
July 15, 2015
As some of you may already know, WWE has been battling a handful of lawsuits against former performers who are claiming that their health are at risk because of what the company put them through. You can add Doink the Clown to the list now. The family of the deceased star has filed a lawsuit in Dallas against World Wrestling Entertainment.
June 26, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the condition of Daniel Bryan. Reports have surfaced that the former world heavyweight champion worked the ladder match at Wrestlemania 31 while suffering from concussion symptoms. This was something that WWE wanted to keep a secret because of all the pending lawsuits that they currently have against them.
June 25, 2015
It looks like WWE has won the legal battle against the family of Eddie Gilbert, who had sued them for using footage of the performer on their network. It has now been revealed that the family filed a form to drop the lawsuit earlier this month. No specific reason was given, but the belief is that they came to the conclusion that they were not going to win the case.
June 15, 2015
Apparently, there have been some legal issues between TNA and the production company that Eric Bischoff owns. The latter filed a lawsuit on May 15, 2015 that states that the former did not make good on a contract that the two sides signed. Bischoff is claiming that the company owes he and his partner $114,000, even though they did not do production work for the promotion during that three month span. Lawyers will need to sort out the verbiage.
May 20, 2015