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
While there are still a good amount of fans out there that are denying the rumors, Seth Rollins has not used the Curb Stomp finishing move since word broke out that it was banned by WWE. Some further details about the situation have been released. It appears that the front office might have been forced into the situation because of advice that they received from their lawyers, who are currently battling multiple lawsuits from former wrestlers.
April 30, 2015
Rumors are floating around that lawyers hired by WWE are not overly concerned about the lawsuit that has been filed against the company by Luther Reigns, Ryan Sakoda and Russ McCullough. They feel that they can convince a judge to dismiss the case before the year ends. At worst, management can simply resolve things by offering a small settlement, but that is not something that they want to do because it sets a precedence.
April 29, 2015
Initially, Paul Heyman was supposed to make his return before Brock Lesnar by working segments with Michael Cole about the story line lawsuit that is taking place. Lots of ideas were being discussed backstage on how to make that happen. However, it appears that WWE could not decide on a good one, as it is now being reported that Heyman is not scheduled to make his return to television until July. That is when Lesnar is scheduled to be back.
April 27, 2015
A lot of information gets released when a big lawsuit is taking place. Since he is suing WWE for damages that were done to him while he was working for them, we now now how much Big Vito was making. His salary for the year was $75,000, which should come as a shock to fans who assume that wrestlers are paid a whole lot more than that. He was also given a percentage of merchandise sold, which really amounted to very little.
April 23, 2015
In order to keep Brock Lesnar on the mind of their fans, WWE still has plans on bringing Paul Heyman back soon. He is scheduled to work a segment with Michael Cole in regards to the kayfabe lawsuit that the commentator is filing against the former world heavyweight champion. Management still wants that angle to happen, but they are still undecided as to when to pull the trigger. The focus right now has been mainly on the upcoming Extreme Rules.
April 19, 2015
Vickie Guerrero did a podcast interview with Chris Jericho this week, and she revealed something rather interesting about the Radicalz making the jump to WWE. She revealed that even before Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko, Perry Saturn and Eddie Guerrero were released by WCW, there were discussions being had with Vince McMahon, which is essentially contract tampering. No lawsuit is likely to take place since the company no longer exists.
April 11, 2015