Now it’s WWE’s turn. WWE is the biggest wrestling promotions in the world and that brings a lot of benefits. The company has more money, more resources, more notoriety and more power than any other promotion in the world. At the same time though, it means that they are going to be a target for some other companies, which has led to a recent lawsuit against them. Now though, WWE has something to say.
Earlier this week, news broke that Major League Wrestling (MLW) had sued WWE for anti-trust violations. MLW claims that WWE caused the company to lose a streaming deal with Tubi as well as pressuring VICE TV from airing MLW content. According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt has commented on the lawsuit, saying that while he had not seen the lawsuit, MLW had no one to blame but themselves. Here are his comments:
“I have not seen the full lawsuit since WWE has not been served. If Tubi breached, then sue Tubi. As to Vice, WWE has no commercial relationship with them or for that matter any of the other dozens of content distribution entities with whom MLW could do a deal with if they had a commercially viable product. They put a show on Vice, if my memory serves me correctly after one of the Dark Side shows and lost most of the audience. I think I read they got 40,000 viewers. No wonder Vice did no further deal.”
There have been some court issues on WWE TV before. Check out some of what they have done before:
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