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WWE Responds To Brock Lesnar’s Lawsuit

April 6, 2005 | Posted by Ashish

WWE has finally responded to a lawsuit filed against them by Brock Lesnar. WWE’s reply stated that they find Brock’s lawsuit to be without merit since he agreed to all the terms he ended up complaining about.

WWE also claims that Brock broke their agreement by appearing at a New Japan Pro-Wrestling show in January. WWE has asked the court to rule that Lesnar has breached their agreement, that he has forfeited any money owed to him for royalties, that the courts bar Lesnar from competing for any sports-entertainment or “ultimate fighting” companies, that the court prevent Lesnar from further breaching their release agreement, and any “further relief” the court might declare.

WWE claims that they should not be forced to change their deal with Lesnar just because he was unsuccessful at football. They claim that Lesnar was fully aware of all the terms to the agreement that he signed with them.

WWE went on to say that they have suffered “irreparable harm” due to Lesnar showing up at the New Japan show in January and by opting to breach his contract like that, he forfeited all due and future royalty payments.

WWE added that they rejected Lesnar when he wanted to return to the company after football partly because he used “vulgar, derogatory and disparaging hand gestures” to the fans at WrestleMania XX, his final WWE match. WWE claimed that they would have to invest a lot of money to even build him back up to the level he was.

Credit: PWInsider.com

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