The Associated Press is featuring an article regarding WWE asking a federal judge on Monday to block lawsuits being brought against the company by former wrestlers cliaming they suffered long-term health problems from concussions they received in the ring.
The lawsuit by WWE argues that the claims by former talent are “fradulent” and should be “barred because of a three-year statute of limitations on such claims” in Connecticut.
WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt is quoted in the story noting former talents were convinced they could make money similar to former NFL players bringing similar litigation.
“Before this guy started trolling around looking for people to sue, we didn’t have one person, none, claiming they had any kind of traumatic brain injuries, or dementia or ALS or any of the kind of stuff you seek associated with the NFL.”
Konstantine Kyros, who is representing the former wrestlers against WWE, is denies these allegations and added he has been retained by dozens of former WWE wrestlers.
“What the WWE lawsuit is doing is trying to do is prevent some of the most storied performers in the history of the organization from having their day in court.”
The story also features lengthy quotes from WWE Hall of Famer Robert Windham aka Blackjack Mulligan who revealed he has been diagnosed with demention and blood clots on his brain. Windham told the Associated Press that he feels abandoned by WWE.