CM Punk has asked Dave Meltzer on Twitter if he is in the WWE Royal Rumble match. Punk last appeared in the 2014 Royal Rumble match.
Working on my calendar, am I in the rumble?
— player/coach (@CMPunk) January 18, 2022
Attorney Jerry McDevitt has been representing WWE for 35 long years and he is willing to take retirement. He recently stated that he has been associated with WWE Chairman Vince McMahon and company through major legal battles. It also includes the infamous steroid trials. It has been noted that he is currently representing WWE in their lawsuit against MLW.
McDevitt told Vince McMahon about retirement
McDevitt recently revealed to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that he’s told Vince that he wants to retire. The 71-year-old just isn’t sure when that will happen:
“WWE is a major client, but I have other clients. I also represented Dr. Cyril Wecht. I’ll be 72 in January, so I’ve been trying to turn it down a little bit as I’m headed into retirement. But because of my longstanding relationship with WWE, I continue to represent them, although I keep telling Vince I do want to retire.
Most relationships nowadays with lawyers and publicly traded companies are at the general counsel level. Outside lawyers work with the general counsel of the company and never with the CEO or chairman of the board. But my contact and my relationship is directly with and to Vince. It always has been. It always will be. That’s kind of a unique relationship in the landscape of the law these days for the outside counsel to have that sort of direct relationship.”
It was previously noted that MLW’s lawsuit is based on WWE’s ongoing attempts to undermine competition in and monopolize the professional wrestling market by interfering with MLW’s contracts and business prospects.