Former Wrestlers Sue WWE, Chairman Over Brain Injuries
(July 19, 2016, 1:57 PM EDT) -- NEW HAVEN, Conn. — A group of former professional wrestlers who sustained long-term neurological injuries sued World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) and its chairman, Vince McMahon, in a Connecticut federal court on July 18, claiming that the entity failed to inform and protect them from the danger of repeated head injuries (Joseph M. Laurinaitis, a.k.a. Road Warrior Animal, et al. v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., et al., No. 16-1209, D. Conn.).
(Complaint available. Document #77-160727-007C.)
More than 50 plaintiffs, including spouses of the retired wrestlers, sued...