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WWE officially comments on major LAWSUIT that is ONGOING

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Recently, WWE, the global leader in sports entertainment, found itself in the middle of a significant lawsuit.

The plaintiff, Major League Wrestling (MLW), accused WWE of interfering with its contractual relationships and engaging in unfair business practices.

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The Allegations

MLW’s lawsuit, filed on January 11, 2022, alleged that WWE interfered with MLW’s contractual relationship with Tubi, a streaming service owned by Fox Corp.

Furthermore, MLW claimed that WWE disrupted its prospective economic advantage with VICE TV. The lawsuit also accused WWE of violating the Sherman Antitrust Act and California law by supposedly engaging in unfair business practices.

These practices allegedly included cutting off competitors’ access to licensing opportunities, interfering with contracts, poaching talent, and eliminating price competition.

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The Court’s Response

The court initially dismissed all of MLW’s claims on February 13th, 2023, but allowed MLW to amend its complaint.

MLW filed its first amended complaint on March 6th, 2023. Subsequently, on April 7th, 2023, WWE moved to dismiss all claims asserted in the first amended complaint.

However, the court denied this motion on June 15th, 2023. As a result, WWE’s answer to the amended complaint is due on August 14, 2023, and the court has lifted its stay on discovery.

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WWE’s Stance

In its quarterly report issued to the SEC, WWE officially commented on the lawsuit. The company firmly believes that all claims in the lawsuit are without merit and intends to defend itself vigorously against them.

WWE’s stance is clear: it believes in its innocence and is prepared to fight to prove it.

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