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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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12 Responses

  1. james says:

    TNA is going to lose just like they lose at ratings and now their going to lose in court.

  2. Zach says:

    stfu James

  3. chad says:

    How can PROWRESTLING fans support this?Bottom line the WWE are wrong.

  4. Nick says:

    James, probably not actually. More likely than not the case will be arbitrated and WWE will have to pay damages. This Wittenstein guy though will probably end up with absolutely nothing.

  5. Mike says:

    Yeah cause this one leak is the ONE reason TNA can’t overcome. Nothing to do with all the other flaws. My only question is will wwe take this seriously and let the corperate lawyers handle it or make a joke about it and have otunga do all the dirty work on screen. We will look back on this in 5-10 (months) and say TNwho?

  6. ted says:

    James is a WWE SUPER MARK!

  7. Science & Violence says:

    WWE marks asseeeeeeeeemble!

  8. Related Stuff says:

    Reminds me of an incident involving Activision, Infinity Ward & EA.

    Same type of thing with former workers and two companies ended up settled out of court.

  9. Chris Epic says:

    Hope WWE counter sues & acquires TNA…

  10. -J- says:

    I want this fight clean protect urself at all times and come out swinging, chair shots are legal no holds barred may the worst company win!

    Non-marks assemble! mArks stand up! wooooooooooo

  11. Steveoreno says:

    I love when the teenagers and 30 year olds who live in their parents basements get on here and battle over who knows more. The truth is most of you know very little about what goes on backstage in TNA or WWE. This includes the crappy indy workers who come on here to talk about how smart they are. You guys all need to grow up.

  12. john says:

    wisk wwe would kust put tna out of buisness!

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