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Bloomberg News is featuring an article about a new lawsuit being filed against WWE by Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka and a host of other veteran talent claiming the company “hid the long-term effects of neurological injuries” after lengthy wrestling careers.

The lawsuit accuses WWE of failing to care for head injuries suffered by former talent “in any medically competent or meaningful manner” and for concealing the nature of long-term neurological injuries that were suffered as a result of wrestling.

WWE issued the following statement feeling confident it will be dismissed.

“This is another ridiculous attempt by the same attorney who has previously filed class action lawsuits against WWE, both of which have been dismissed. A federal judge has already found that this lawyer made patently false allegations about WWE, and this is more of the same.”

Chris Harrington provided the following list of plaintiffs named in the lawsuit to The Wrestling Observer/Figure Four Online in addition to Snuka being identified earlier.

* Road Warrior Animal
* Jimmy “Superfly” Snuka
* Paul Orndorff
* Chavo Guerrero, Jr.
* Chavo Guerrero, Sr.
* Adam Bomb
* Ahmed Johnson
* Kamala
* Dave Hebner
* Earl Hebner
* King Kong Bundy
* Ken Patera
* Sabu
* Barry Darsow
* Bill Eadie
* John Nord
* Johnny The Bull
* Henry Godwin
* Princess Victoria
* Judy Martin
* Mark Jindrak
* Axl Rotten’s Estate
* Marty Jannetty
* Jon Heidenreich
* The Warlord
* The Barbarian
* “The Crippler” Larry Oliver
* Bobbi Billiard
* Rex King
* Tracy Smothers
* Black Bart
* Slick
* One Man Gang
* Jesse Barr
* Butch Reed
* Jazz
* Sylvain Grenier
* Omar Atlas
* Don Leo Jonathan
* Shane Douglas
* Muhammad Hassan
* James Brunzell
* Susan Green
* King Kong Mosca
* Jim Powers
* Mike Enos
* Lou Marconi
* Rod Price
* Donald Driggers
* Rodney Mack
* Outlaw Ron Bass

23 COMMENTS

  1. I’m betting the only reason past lawsuits against WWE regarding injuries suffered by its talent have been dismissed is because Vince McMahon has been bribing judges presiding over those cases to rule in the E’s favor. Just speculation, but would it be any surprise if that were the case?

    In any case, with that long list of plaintiffs named in the suit, would it really be such a good idea for Vince to get overconfident like he usually does?

  2. i wonder if you would be slanderous when posting with your real name instead of anonimously hiding behind an alias.

    In any case, if your allegations would be correct (which i doubt based on past lawsuits that WWF/WWE lost), they will have your IP address, ISP and with that your home address within hours

  3. I wonder how many of these people know their named in this lawsuit. There’s quite a few names here that were in wwf either for a short time or on again off again for a long time and were working for other companies. Also quite a few ppl who retired over 10 yrs ago.

  4. You do realise that this response comes from WWE’s retained legal counsel. It has nothing to do with VKM. What an absolutely inane comment to make without any basis whatsoever.

  5. It would be wholly unlawful to bring a lawsuit naming a plaintiff without their consent. As such, it would nullify the lawsuit immediately. The fact that they worked for WWE/F long ago is sort of the issue here – this is a case about a historical situation, not a current one.

  6. these are all guys who didn’t save their money, and so now are looking to strike it rich fast, not caring about the company that gave them opportunities. Why is Axl on there, he never wrestled for WWE. And Douglas wasn’t there long enough to have long term injuries.. Give me a break.

  7. Shouldn’t Snuka be more concerned with trying not to go to prison for murdering his girlfriend?

  8. The lawsuits fail because like this one it’s Plaintiffs are completely made up of stars that at the times they supposedly obtained these head injuries was before anyone including actual medical professionals were unaware of the long term effects. So how would the wwe be aware and be able to hide it? We didn’t really realize the long term effects was after the Chris Benoit incident. And we all now know the extent the wwe goes to to protect wrestlers now. No chair shots to the head, mandatory impact testing after a concussion. Most of these guys went on to work at other companies after wwe. One name on the list that makes me laugh is Chavo Jr. He was in wwe when the Benoit incident happened. He went on to wrestle for TNA where he continued to take more risky moves that the wwe does not allow and TNA does even less to cover their stars. You know why he doesn’t sue them? because like him, they have no money. This is merely an attempt by poor no longer relevant stars who need money and have been sold a bill of goods to get rich quick.

  9. Which is why I added that last sentence in the first paragraph (and there’s nothing “inane” about it either).

  10. When the grounds are to prove the WWF/E is responsible and KNOWINGLY hid information. That becomes difficults.

    Furthermore, These guys never only wrestled for WWF/E Can you prove the injuries only happened there?

  11. Actually Chavo is the most surprising on the list, he sure doesnt need the money, after all he is 1 of the guys running Lucha Underground

  12. If the injuries did happen in the WWF/WWE and if WWE is not only going out of its way to hide information but to also bribe judges presiding over cases involving the company to rule in their favor, it not only makes WWE (and particularly Vince, since he owns and runs the company and has the final say in all its operations) look bad, it makes said judges look corrupt.

  13. You’re reaching. It’s a blanket lawsuit trying to get money from the WWE for their entire career choices. It’s not going to fly

  14. You’re reaching. It’s a blanket lawsuit trying to get money from the WWE for their entire career choices. It’s not going to fly

    It isn’t “reaching” if it happens to be the truth.

  15. Yes but you are talking major conspiracy with ZERO proof or facts meanwhile the lawsuit is trying to sue the WWE for all injuries. Doesn’t work that way.

  16. Yes but you are talking major conspiracy with ZERO proof or facts meanwhile the lawsuit is trying to sue the WWE for all injuries.

    So why do you think I said “if” and stated it was speculation? Then again, your referring to what I said as a “major conspiracy” with “ZERO proof of facts” makes me suspect that you’re covering for WWE, which in turn makes me suspect that there could be something more to this than Vinnie Mac’s defenders are admitting to.

  17. I think WWE has known about concussions for years. Kurt Angle suffered a concussion at Summerslam 2000. Kurt was in a Triple Threat match with Triple H and The Rock and received his head injury following a pedigree on an announcer’s table before the actual start of the match.. Apparently Vince Mcmahon was so impressed with Kurt for continuing – he was taken away by EMTs and returned halfway through the match – that he put the WWF title on Kurt almost 3 months later at No Mercy.

    I’m not surprised if WWE management have known about head trauma injuries for years.

  18. That’s not what the lawsuit says. Of course they knew what a concussion was. What the lawsuit claims is that the wwe knew the long term effects. And no one knew the long term effects. I had a concussion at school and after getting stitches and it was determined I was ok at that moment I was sent back to school. Only instructions from the doctor was if he falls asleep in the next 12 hours wake him up. So yeah before in every sport concussions were treated badly because as far as anyone knew if you didn’t slip into a coma in the first 12 hours you were fine. So why would the wwe know any differently for most of these guys who wrestled for the wwe in the 90’s or earlier? That’s why the lawsuits are without merit and why they deep getting dismissed by the judge.

  19. Saying “Just speculation, but would it be any surprise if that were the case?” is really just a lame way of saying “Hey, ok – so I’m saying this publicly, but please I have no conviction to stand by what I say”.

    And it certainly is inane.

  20. Saying “Just speculation, but would it be any surprise if that were the case?” is really just a lame way of saying “Hey, ok – so I’m saying thispublicly, but please I have no conviction to stand by what I say”.

    Scoffing at the truth and calling it “lame” just because you don’t like it doesn’t make it untrue.

    And it certainly is inane.

    And again, there’s nothing “inane” about it.

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