TNA Files Lawsuit Against WWE Over Leaked Info, Flair Involved

Nick Paglino

Ric FlairNashvilleCityPaper.com is reporting that TNA is filing a lawsuit against WWE and a former employee who worked for both companies, over leaked contractual information.

The lawsuit alleges that Brian Wittenstein, who worked for TNA from 2008-2011, leaked contractual information to WWE when he then went to work for them briefly in 2012. The report notes:

"This wrongful disclosure and misappropriation allows WWE to effectively price TNA out of the market and cause irreparable harm to TNA’s business and profitability,” the lawsuit reads. "WWE now knows the confidential details of TNA’s business affairs including its marketing and business strategy and analysis, which leaves TNA vulnerable to WWE’s unfair position in the market. An injunction issued on Tuesday demands that WWE and Wittenstein return any confidential information he gathered during his three-year TNA employment."

The report also notes that WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair attempted to terminate his TNA contract and did not show up for scheduled dates in May, and that the timing of this seems "suspect" as WWE allegedly waited three weeks to share the information with TNA of Wittenstein's actions and subsequent dismissal. You can read much more by clicking on the above link, however it's worth noting that this current litigation could prevent Flair or other former TNA stars from signing with WWE until the suit has been settled.

Have a news tip? Attended an event and want to send a live report? Submit it now!