David Bixenspan over at Deadspin.com is featuring an article revealing that a number of motions were filed by WWE physician Dr. Chris Amann in his lawsuit against CM Punk and Colt Cabana, with the intent being Amann didn’t want specific things brought up.
One motion that was not specifically sealed according to the article was Amann’s third motion that argued the defense could not reference his “romantic and sexual relationship” with former WWE star Jillian Hall (Jillian Faye Hall).
The relationship was never brought up during the trial. Hall confirmed the relationship with Deadspin before the article went public, noting it took place while he was the traveling physician as part of the Monday Night RAW crew.
The article further references why this is considered a violation of the code of ethics involving physicians and patients.
“NYU medical ethics professor Arthur Caplan told Deadspin that such a relationship would be obviously out of line for a physician. “It’s a huge ethics no-no,” he said. “You cannot have romantic relationships with your patients. There are a number of reasons why: First, it distorts your objectivity in terms of treating them. They can bamboozle you, or you can feel like ‘I wanna please them, so I’ll give them more pain meds,’ or whatever they’re asking for. Second, they have enough problems working with wrestlers because they have what we call dual loyalties.”
WWE blocking ROH at MSG
WWE is reportedly doing all they can to block Ring of Honor’s attempt to book Madison Square Garden for an event next year according to a report by Dave Meltzer.
As reported earlier this week, an article by the Baltimore Business Journal revealed that ROH has plans to book the world’s most famous arena in New York City in 2019. Sinclair Broadcast Group CEO Chris Ripley is quoted in the interview noting the upgrade in production value for ROH over the last year and plans moving forward.