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WWE Settles Lawsuit Over WCW Theme Songs, More on Batista Appearing In Kickboxer Remake

– As noted, Batista will be co-starring in the remake of Kickboxer with UFC veteran Georges St-Pierre and martial artist Alain Moussi. The hope is that this will be the first of a continuing franchise and word is that it will be a big budget movie. No word yet on when filming begins but obviously Batista would need time off from WWE.

– WWE continues to change back a lot of old WCW theme songs on the WWE Network because they recently settled a lawsuit from producer Jimmy Papa, who did music for WCW and WCCW. Papa sued WWE, Michael Hayes and Jim Johnston in 2012 for them using WCW theme songs that he did, including the Freebirds’ Badstreet USA. Terms of the recent settlement were sealed but WWE is now allowed to use Papa’s music.

Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • Robbie Murphy

    He probably copyrighted the songs in his own name and like with tv shows gave them on lease for x amount of years

  • Jason Lentini

    I figured with WWE owing the rights to WCW that any contracts made with WCW would already be part of that deal

  • D2K

    So is this the reason why on the Clash Of Champions DVD Ravishing Rick Rude is coming down to the ring to ‘Lazy Days’ by Paul Hardcastle?