WWE linked to yet another death but this time they could take action

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It is fair to say that the WWE get their fair share of negative headlines these days with their business often extending to outside the ring.

The WWE impacts the lives of countless people worldwide and whilst they use many of their resources to bring positivity to their fans, it can leave them open to controversy.

CM Punk and Alberto Del Rio topped the biggest out of the ring controversies last year but this year we have seen them take a turn for the worst.

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Just last week it was reported that a New Jersey man had been arrested after doing a WWE inspired move on an 18-month-old baby.

The baby in that case sadly passed away and despite their move having inspired the incident, the company sent their condolences to the families involved.

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Despite everyone still being in shock after learning of that horrifying event, the WWE have now been linked to a second death.

A 17 year old boy has died after being involved in a fight in India which the media has been described as "WWE style street fight."

Several other media outlets have since picked up the story and have continued along the idea that the fight was WWE style or WWE inspired.

It has undoubtedly brought more negative headlines towards the company despite the fact that there is no real evidence of experience from the WWE in the original incident.

The key difference between last week's tragedy and the second disaster is that in the first case, the man admitted to trying a WWE inspired move.

Following the law?

Linking the WWE to the event could be dangerous and could potentially be seen a libellous which could prove to be grounds for a lawsuit.

Whether the company would file the lawsuit is another matter but it goes without saying that the matter may not be entirely over.

The criminal case itself is open and who knows how it will finish, but it will be interesting to see how the story is reported should the WWE launch any kind of action in response.

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