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More on TNA’s lawsuit against WWE

Nashville’s City Paper is reporting that TNA Wrestling has filed a
lawsuit against WWE and Brian Wittenstein – a former employee – citing
numerous charges on contract tampering. TNA is claiming that Wittenstein,
who worked for TNA before moving to WWE and then getting fired – revealed
several contract information of current TNA Superstars and said that it
created civil conspiracy and unfair competition under the Tennessee
Uniform Trade Secrets Act. “This wrongful disclosure and misappropriation
allows WWE to effectively price TNA out of the market and cause
irreparable harm to TNA’s business and profitability,” the lawsuit reads.
“WWE now knows the confidential details of TNA’s business affairs
including its marketing and business strategy and analysis, which leaves
TNA vulnerable to WWE’s unfair position in the market.” WWE fired
Wittenstein after he came forward with the TNA information but TNA still
claims that they were informed by WWE only several weeks after it actually
happened. One major point being raised is that WWE started talking again
to Ric Flair after they learned about his contract situation from
Wittenstein and Flair now wants to leave the company to allegedly return
to WWE. Flair has been off TNA television for several weeks and no party
has come out to explain why. Jerry McDevitt, WWE’s top dog attorney said,
“Our reaction is that no good deed ever goes unpunished. What the WWE did
here is what you would hope any company would do in these circumstances it
found itself in.”

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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