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
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 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
The contract between Brock Lesnar and WWE does not expire until after Wrestlemania is over. However, that is not stopping Bellator from starting their pursuit of the former NCAA wrestling champion. Scott Coker confirmed through a recent interview that he has already made contact with Lesnar. In order to prevent a potential tampering lawsuit, Coker also made sure to mention that there was no negotiations taking place during the talks.
December 26, 2014