Tuesday, July 3, 2012

News On WWE/TNA Lawsuit

Credit: PWInsider

WWE filed a motion on 6/28 with the Nashville Chancery Court requesting that TNA's lawsuit against them be dismissed.
WWE's argument requesting the dismissal noted:

*TNA's lawsuit did not feature any legitimate proof that WWE had attempted to entice contracted TNA talents, including the named Ric Flair, to come work for them and breach their TNA deals.

*That Flair, who was described as a signed TNA talent in the lawsuit, had actually been terminated by TNA prior to the lawsuit being filed.

*TNA's allegation that WWE had misappropriated their trade secrets falls under the scope of TN's Uniform Trade Acts Secret (TUTSA)and that TNA has "failed to state claims upon which relief must be granted" in their lawsuit. Since TNA's only claim of unfair competition is based on the allegation that WWE received material from Brian Wittenstein to allegedly coerce their wrestlers to come to WWE, it would fai to qualify to go further as a lawsuit under TUTSA.

*The same TUTSA requirements would prevent TNA's conspiracy claim against WWE.

*TNA's claim of conversion, under TUTSA would require that physical property alleged to have been stolen derives its value from the trade secrets it contains. Since the only physical property were spreadsheets and files Brian Wittenstein allegedly took when he left his employment at TNA, the actual property has no value and would be tossed out under TUTSA.

*TUTSA would prevent TNA's claim of torturous interference for WWE allegedly going after Ric Flair as TNA would need to prove an existing business relationship between Flair and TNA, prove that WWE moved forward despite that knowledge and that they intended to get Flair to breach his deal.

WWE requested that all of the allegations against them be dismissed noting, "it is not only appropriate as a matter of law but will simplify matters for discovery and trial."

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Update On Bruno Sammartino/WWE Hall Of Fame


Sal Corrente, who represents Bruno Sammartino, sent the following statement as a follow up to Sammartino's decision to turn down his WWE Hall of Fame induction invitation:

"It has come to our attention that someone has claimed that Bruno was unimpressed with Triple H. That is an absolutely false statement Bruno had no issue what so ever with Triple H. He liked Triple H and enjoyed their conversation but for reasons personal to Bruno he has decided not to accept the induction in NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM IS THE REFUSAL A REFLECTION ON TRIPLE H or his presentation or conversations with Bruno."
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Live results for WWE Super Smackdown - The Great American Bash - 7/3/11

So another Live Smackdown is upon us, and it's time to get patriotic as the Great American Bash returns, with a main event 20 man Battle Royal, with the winner being the special GM for next week's Smackdown. So what will go down tonight? Stay tuned right here for the rundown.

The show starts with lots of people partying backstage. Teddy Long  introduces the show and says that you can be as messy as they want as Eve will be the cleaner for the night.

Santino comes to start the BBQ, only for Kane to appear so his raising of the arms and starts the BBQ himself! That was actually kinda funny.

The intro starts and Smackdown is officially underway. Apparently, Michael Cole's going to be having an interview with AJ later on tonight as well as the battle royal.

Ricardo Rodriguez is introduced which can only mean that Alberto Del Rio is making his way to the ring. We get a recap of Alberto from last night attacking Sin Cara before the match he was scheduled for even started. He says that there is soming more important than America, and that's him, getting his title shot and beating Sheamus at Money In The Bank. He also mentions that he came in the country legally and earned a lot of money both in Mexico and here. He now keeps going round the crowd and saying they're immigrants and deserve to be sent back to where they came from, demanding their papers. Ah, the good old JBL gimmick is back.

Sheamus makes his way out to stop Del Rio from causing any more offence to the fans. They brawl on the Titantron and work their way towards Del Rio's car. Ricardo opens the hood of the car and tells Del Rio to attack Sheamus using it. Sheamus is put between the hood and the car and is slammed between the two multiple times. The referees send Del Rio & Ricardo away as they tend to the hurt Sheamus.

Back from break and a recap of what just happe