Following various tweets from former TNA Wrestling star Scott Steiner towards Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, Bruce Prichard, Brooke Hogan and several other people under TNA Wrestling contract, the company filed a lawsuit against Scott Rechsteiner on Monday June 18th, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee stemming from those tweets, this according to a report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com.
The lawsuit notes that Steiner signed a contract with TNA Wrestling on December 23rd, 2010 to appear exclusively for the company and as part of Steiner’s TNA deal an agreement was made that Steiner would not make any statements or provide information written, verbal or otherwise, which directly or indirectly disparages or casts in a negative light, any TNA officers, employees, representatives, affiliates, shareholders, licensees and/or past or current TNA Wrestling talent and that Steiner would not use online social media or media appearances to discuss TNA Wrestling without TNA Wrestling’s prior written consent in each instance.
The lawsuit claims that Steiner violated ther terms of the contract and is currently in breach for his online rants towards TNA Wrestling and that the company contacted Mr. Steiner on May 10th, 2012 asking him to cease the said behavior, to which Steiner ignored and that they be allowed to recover their damages as well as court and attorney fees. TNA Wrestling claim that the breach of contract from Mr. Steiner has caused the company irreparable harm which can’t be adequately measured by monetary relief and are looking to place an injunction on Steiner to prevent him from continuing to speak out against them. Steiner’s camp have yet to respond.