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- Former AWA Tag Team Champion Doug Somers filed a lawsuit against WWE, Vince McMahon and Linda McMahon over WWE using footage of AWA containing his likeness and his matches without consent. Somers says that he appeared on four DVDs, WWE Classics on Demand, books and other materials but never agreed to do so. WWE owns the AWA library, having purchased it from the Gagnes in 2003 for a seven figure sum.

The suit was originally filed in Georgia but WWE had it moved to federal court. WWE and the McMahons have filed motions to have the case dismissed, saying that when they acquired the rights to the library, the intellectual property of became theirs as well to use as they wished.

Source: PWInsider

  • anti cena

    I’m going to sue WWE for making john cena the face of WWE and handing cena the title to him 10x already!

  • cenaWWE

    It’s all just a big run on sentence. With many commas.

  • Moe

    A very well written article by Middleton. Learn how to spell and construct a proper sentence.

  • Chris

    If the AWA did not own the rights to this talent sueing WWE then he will have a case. If not then this case will be thrown out

  • “Bad Man” Bigelow

    Is he the one who claimed to have like 4,000 concussions?

  • Wellsy

    Pointless lawsuit. Unless this guy can prove he has image rights to his character in AWA, he is wasting his time completely.

  • NO!NO!NO!

    mcmahon owns the awa library …so this lawsuit will not stick

  • hitmanmontreal

    When someone get rich or millionaire their always a bunch of a hole a.k.a Morrons who lawsuit them all idiots lol

  • SYM

    Its National Sue WWE MONTH! Ima sue them for Mcmahon calling John Cena & I quote “Nigga”!

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