Some of the biggest names in WWE have been caught up in a lawsuit filed by an ex-security guard over an incident which took place in 2013.
Troy Rivers, who was working at a WWE live event at the Savannah Civic Centre in Georgia two years ago, has made it known that he was struck in the head, neck and back by a folding chair during the show.
Rivers is of the belief that it was Dean Ambrose, whose real name is Jonathan Good, who struck him with the chair but as his back was facing the ring, is not entirely sure which wrestler actually hit him.
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Other WWE superstars who have also been listed as possible defendants in the case include; John Cena, Ryback, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Kane, Daniel Bryan, Fandango, R-Truth, Damien Sandow, Cesaro and Stardust as they too were working the live event in Georgia that night.
According to WrestlingNews.Co, Rivers' attorney has re-emphasised the laid-back approach to this case however, given that the incident took place some two years ago.
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His attorney said: "We haven’t reviewed the video from the event yet, so we’re bringing in everyone on the card that night. Only one guy did it, but we don’t know which one yet."
The former security guard is said to be looking to receive compensatory damages as well as claiming that he has been left with 'serious, significant and permanent personal injuries'.
This begs the question further as to why this allegation was not brought up at the time if it was so serious.
In contrast, WWE have stated that they are unaware of the situation which supposedly took place.
They said they have no knowledge of "any such incident and the security company that hired the plaintiff doesn’t have any record of this matter either. Furthermore, the plaintiff’s attorney has admitted he has no basis to sue the individual defendants named in the lawsuit."
As a result, it would be surprising if there is any huge detrimental effect on whichever WWE superstar is found guilty of the incident, whenever the tapes are watched over and it is investigated.
For now the aforementioned WWE superstars as well as the company can rest easy as it seems that this matter if it did take place, is certainly not a priority to those involved who work under WWE.