The WWE can't seem to catch a break lately when it comes to lawsuits.
After 53 former wrestlers attempted to sue the company last month due to alleged brain damage, now former WCW tag-team champion Buff 'The Stuff' Bagwell has opened up a case of his own.
In light of the WWE Network, it appears as though the 46-year-old has seen an opportunity to make some money out of the company thanks to their WCW video library.
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NODQ.com notes: "In a class action lawsuit filed on Monday, Bagwell alleges that he and all similarly situated individuals have not received contractually owed royalty payments from WWE for certain content that has been sold or licensed on the WWE Network."
The WWE purchased WCW and it's entire video library for a combined total of $4.2 million back in 2001, and originally, Bagwell made the move across to the WWE.
However, he had a rather famously short stint with Vince McMahon's company and was promptly released after what is universally believed to be one of the worst matches in WWE television history with Booker T.
The reasons for Bagel's departure varied. The reasons were rumoured to be his perceived bad attitude, an altercation with Gregory Helms - later known as Hurricane Helms - feigning injury and having his mother call in sick for him. While no official explanation ever emerged, his reputation was significantly damaged.
It's hard to imagine Bagwell really has a case here. If the WWE own the rights to the library, then surely Bagwell would not be entitled to royalties every time somebody watched a WCW event with him in it.
His lawyer must think otherwise. We'll keep you posted when more information becomes available, but the WWE has a long history of coming out on top of these legal affairs.
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