51 former stars sue the WWE

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At a time when WWE is being credited for producing exciting and interesting ideas, there has been one story which has put the company in a much more negative light.

As Wrestling Inc has revealed, there are a staggering 51 former wrestlers who are set to sue WWE for being responsible for neurological injuries they suffered from years of being in the ring.

Names such as Chavo Guerrero, Jimmy Snuka and King Kong Bundy are just a few ex-stars who have claimed the company hid the long-term neurological effects of wrestling for several years.

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Serious matter

What perhaps makes this lawsuit even more concerning for WWE is that it, as Bloomberg has stated, makes the company the latest professional sports organisation to face such a case, following the National Hockey League and the National Football League.

As the site states, put more specifically the company is accused of 'failing to care for wrestlers’ repetitive head injuries "in any medically competent or meaningful manner" and misrepresenting and concealing the nature of long-term neurological injuries they suffered as a result of their careers.'

The wrestlers have argued that WWE 'placed corporate gain over its wrestlers' health' which is undeniably a huge statement for the company to come back from.

If this case were one which was brought about by one single wrestler it may have been easier for WWE to defend themselves against it, but having 51 stars and such big names involved is something which will surely damage its reputation. 

Current stars

Whilst nothing has been said recently by any current WWE superstar regarding this case, it should not be forgotten that wrestlers such as Sasha Banks and Enzo Amore have suffered concussions lately in the ring.

These occurrences are hugely relatable to the aforementioned lawsuit as they would understandably give the WWE superstars of today reason to worry about their health in the future.

Whilst this is something which should not be addressed unnecessarily, it is a matter which should also not be forgotten as years of wrestling clearly takes its toll on any individual and has done for several years. 

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