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WWE Says TNA Is Suing Them For Doing Right Thing, More on WWE-TNA In Court

- TNA’s lawsuit against WWE has been picked up by The Associated Press. They note that former TNA and WWE employee Brian Wittenstein had signed a non-disclosure agreement when he left TNA and agreed he would not pass on confidential information.

PWInsider reports that nobody within TNA wants to talk about the lawsuit, in private or on the record.

The lawsuit claims that former TNA employee Wittenstein leaked information to WWE, including terms of TNA wrestler contracts. WWE lawyer Jerry McDevitt told the AP that WWE did not try to lure Ric Flair or any other contracted TNA talent. McDevitt says WWE never asked Wittenstein to disclose the information and when he did, they fired him and then sent the information back to TNA. McDevitt told the AP:

“To us, it’s no good deed goes unpunished kind of thing. They sued us for doing the right thing.”

The AP tried to reach TNA’s lawyers and Wittenstein for comment but phone calls were not returned. A hearing on the matter is set for June 11th.

  • Chelsii

    Who gives a fuck? Every blow to TNA makes Wrestling better.

  • kosher

    I have a feeling that after this lawsuit fails, TNA will be in a really bad spot and start losing more talent to WWE or just to leave TNA

  • Peter Ballack

    TNA is seriously on a slump. Even WCW didn’t look to be sinking fast as quick as this.

    This lawsuit is one of desperation. TNA desperately want the publicity. That’s all it is.

  • Ehhh

    I hope vince drags this out in court n makes tna use all its money so they go outta business already. Man they’re a whiney bunch

  • C.I.T.M

    @Ehhh
    If it comes down to money we can guarantee that WWE will literally rape TNA

  • harold

    tna still better the wwe so is ufc so wwe can suck it

  • lol

    @harold
    uh no…. tna is no where near them… and ufc is totally different sport(event whatever you wish to call it) like comparing apples to oranges 2 different things you moron. everyone knows wwe is scripted and more of a show than actually fighting which is what ufc is… dont even get me started on tna which is crap why would anyone watch it i mean its known weeks in advance who does what who beats who etc. i thought smackdown was crappy since its taped a couple days in advance but tna just overkills on pre taped tv shows

  • JD Silvo

    If the roles were reversed u’d all be saying WWE were victims. WWE used private info on the details of contracts to take talent from TNA They didnt tell TNA they had this info till 3 weeks after the fact. Isnt it strange the sudden interest in Matt Morgan. Oh and ask yourself this, why is it they had a sudden interest in ALex Shelley but not Chris Sabin. Answer is they knew when Alex’s contract ended. Stop being biased WWE marks and realize WWE not only did something underhanded but also illegal, but because they are the biggest wrestling company in the worl they will get away with it. Put yourselves in TNA’s shoes, how would u feel if you found out the competing company had inside details on all yours wrestlers contracts and were using it to steal them. Would you shrug it off or go after them for the info back. Oh and for people who ignorantly say they want TNA gone, you remember 2001-2004 when only WWE was reconized, and how bad of a time that was, that will haappen again if TNA shut down. TNA is 100% in the right for suing WWE, but because WWE has more money they can make this go away, which is sad. But whats sadder is WWE fanboys/anti TNA marks giving this a pass SMH

  • Cult of Hypocrisy

    Hur hur, I hate tna, hur hur, am I cool yet, can I be a member of the IWC at large now?

  • Ehhh

    Citm thats what i mean i hope that vince stalls and drags his feet on this so that tna has to keep paying up to the point where even if tna wins lawsuit they still end up losing money…. Lol how can anyone really think that tna is evn remotely on the same level as wwe… If you want to compare them compare them to fcw or roh… Wwe is the big leagues wether u like their current product or not

  • Ehhh

    I Mean really… wwe live events have more ppl then alot of tna tv tapings

  • Guy

    Why hasn’t WWE bought TNA yet?

  • Bad News Bro

    @Guy

    It’d be dumb to. Obviously, WWE would be acquiring a good handful of young talent, but how many of them would they be able to actually use? Sure, maybe you can clear some room by putting Beer Money back together, use AJ Styles as your star cruiserweight, let Jeff Hardy pick up where he left off in the main-event, but no matter how much they backtrack and how many guys they find a use for, there’ll always be a majority of guys left out in the cold. Not to mention, a chunk of WWE’s own talent would probably have to take a backseat while the company brings in and tries to establish these TNA guys.

    Bottom line, whether they realize it or not, WWE needs TNA. No matter how much money they have, even if their nonstop, 24/7 network launches, they’ll never have enough money or enough air-time to employ every young talented guy who wants to be a wrestler. There can’t just be ONE company. Flying under one banner would hurt the professional wrestling industry more than it would help.

    Wrestlers need work. TNA provides it. Honestly, though, I can’t stand their product. Love the talent, hate the production. And that saddens me when I watch and don’t feel as if they are living up to their true potential. Like I said, WWE needs TNA to succeed. They’re no threat, nor will they ever be. More people prefer to watch both shows then just strictly TNA. So, the more successful TNA becomes, the more relevant professional-wrestling becomes, and therefore, the more WWE will continue to flourish.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TopRopeWrestling Lee Roy

    You cant compare WWE to TNA. WWE has been around for bout 60 years and TNA for 10 years. Theres no way they could compete with WWE we all know that. WCW beat WWE in ratings for awhile but WCW wasnt a new company it used to be NWA.

  • Bad News Bro

    WCW also had Ted Turner’s checkbook, which was probably the most significant factor in WCW’s rise to the top of the food chain.

  • lol

    i think wwe probably could use most of tnas mid cards and main eventeres because week to week its always the same maybe what lets say 10 people??? that way they could lets say use mostly wwe with alittle tna on raw and a more 50/50 maybe 60/40 in smackdown and both of the “bottom dwellers” on superstars… because everyone knows the main roster is not as top heavy as it use to be

  • Later Marks

    lol @ all the e-lawyers chiming in with their two cents like anybody here knows anything but the bare minimum of facts regarding this case

  • crushermania1592

    hmmm? is LATER MARKS and ASSHOLE OF HYPROCRISY married? that shit is legal now gentlemen! ANYWAYS…..TNA IS TRYING TO GET ATTENTION BECAUSE THEY SUCK AND WWE IS KICKING THEIR BUTTS EVERY WEEK!!!!

    2.5-3.3 WWE

    0.89-1.2 TNA

    tna marks when WWE ratings fall:

    LOL!!! wwe RATINGZ fail again!!!!! LOL vincez kingdom will fail soon

    now when TNA ratings fall:

    “oh but american idol (done 4 (for) the season) and thursday night fooball is on and our pecious wee in eh had some cometiton”…hence the misspelled words and corny children’s explanation!

    when WWE ratings get a boost!

    oh look at all the wwe marks kissing vkm’s ass just because they got a boost in the ratings!!!

    when TNA get a ratings boost:

    YESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TNA RATINGS RISES!!! HOW DOES IT FEEL WWE MARKS!!!! HOW DOES IT FEEL!!!! LOL!!!!

    FACE IT SHEEP….WWE IS #1,ROH is #2,the indies is #3 and TNA is #4

    instead of bitching why don’t you ASSHOLES help your slavemaster dixie promote TNA in the town you live in!

    BUT….

    YOU WANT TO SEE WWE FAIL SO THAT’s YOUR MAIN GOAL…so pitiful

    WWE FANS ARE SMART,REAL WRESTLING FANS who have HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMAS and COLLEGE DEGREES

    while….

    TNA FANS ARE LOW CLASS TRASHY TRAILERPARK HICK INBREEDING GED DEGREED HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUTS who LIVE IN THEIR MOTHER’S BASEMENT AND JERK OFF TO HOGAN’S SEXTAPE!!!!

    oh…

    and marcus

    putting TNA news on the WWE section of this biased site proves me right that you have an IQ of 4 and by your pic…YOU ARE MENTALLY CHALLENGED TOO!

    Final WORDS….

    to later marks and asshole of hypocrisy…

    LOGO IS SHOWING NOAH’S ARC ALL DAY BOYS!!!! and JC PENNY have some beautiful DRESSES for asshole of hypocrisy!!! and while you are out…buy an enena because you don’t want your room smelling like shit!

    I LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!

    DONOVAN BROOKS

  • Adam

    So who offered Flair a WWE contract if it wasn’t WWE? All TNA are asking for is the return of all documents relating to the confidential material, they aren’t seeking anything else in the court case, even though they could win a payout. Also, if it is proven that someone in WWE did use that information in making the offer to Flair, then WWE will struggle to hire people from TNA or indy companies in the future.

  • Adam

    The fact WWE are the only party making a statment on the issue shows how scared they are about the case.

  • Jessica

    tna is desperate for money

  • brandon

    Supporting TNA?

    2012?

    LOL

  • Rg41982

    Tna isn’t over till Somoa joe and aj sign to wwe. That’s there tna best talent.

  • Adam

    Samoa Joe, AJ and Beer Money have all refused to sign for big bucks with WWE many times in the past and they will continue to do so.

    I hope most of the people on this site never get selected for jury duty… evidence gets ignored in favour of who they like more.

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