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TNA Files Complaint Against Scott Steiner Over “Disparaging Remarks” On Twitter

Total Nonstop Action Entertainment has taken legal action against Scott Steiner following weeks of “disparaging remarks” online about the organization, Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and other employees, Nashville’s City Paper reports.

TNA filed a verified complaint Monday in Nashville Chancery Court asking for an injunction to stop Steiner’s “disparaging remarks” on Twitter. The Nashville based wrestling organization claims that Steiner’s remarks breach a contract he signed in December 2010. It specifically stipulates that he is “forbidden from making public statements, including messages online, concerning TNA or any of its employees without prior approval.”

“In blatant disregard of the parties’ Agreement, Steiner has engaged in a concerted effort to disparage TNA, its wrestlers, and other talent and cast them in a negative light,” the lawsuit states.

TNA formally demanded that Steiner stop posting disparaging remarks on Twitter on May 10. He responded five days later through the social media website: “Havent tweeted lately bcuz I got a letter from a lawyer representing hogan n [Bischoff] basically saying… They take my tweets seriously and if threats continue they will take to law enforcement….really hogan my.. Tweets scare you,Ive said worse in interviews on tv,LOL.”

TNA’s lawsuit asks for injunctive relief due to Steiner’s breach of contract. No hearing on the matter has been set since TNA hasn’t filed an order for injunction,

It was also disclosed in the filing that Steiner was paid $2,500 per pay-per-view performance during his time with TNA.

Additional details on the matter are available here.

  • Eve’s left nipple

    For the people who have been commenting on how bad TNA is have you been watching the show the past 2 months? The shows have got better and better since they got rid of Russo and promoted Pritchard as the head writer. I agree i could do without seeing Hogan on tv but i suppose aslong as he isn’t wrestling and keeps it minimal its not so bad.

  • King Albert

    Tna = Eic fail, i’m going to love seeing TNA prove in court that steiner has lied. Steiner < TNawful.

  • Jaime5150

    I would love to see this on TV

  • No Name Required

    I’m all for free speech but I don’t want to read it on twitter. I wish he would do an interview or something then again I’m actually glad Bischoff is in TNA as long as he’s not in charge of paying people. I would be fine with no Hogan.

  • peep this

    Actually if the contract of employment was terminated, hes not under contract. They the parties involved could sue for slander. But really? The guy is just says shit we already know. Keep the tweets up. fuck the lawyer bs. He twitter rants should be on tv cause hes killin it.
    The big bad booty daddy.

  • CC

    America, the land of free speech … until you say something someone doesnt like

  • Pissed Off Fan =(

    Steiner does have…FREEDOM OF SPEECH!

  • TwiztidRoman

    Whatever happened to first amendment? I know it says he signed something, but the first amendment should trump any contract.

  • poko


    “TNA must need the money”

    Interesting, there was nothing about damages in the article, only a request for an injunction. Have you read something about damages elsewhere? Link, please.

  • Deva

    so steiner speaks the truth about the way hogan and bischofff run the company , running the company into the ground and they get a lawyer to shut him up.

  • “Bad Man” Bigelow

    I hope Steiner represents himself, and they air the trial weekly on Impact.

  • jeff

    TNA must need the money cus their company is so damn bad.. PS.. what does the CUBS and TNA have in common? They both SuX