In an update on the lawsuit brought by TNA Wrestling against the WWE and their former employee Brian Wittenstein in regards to Wittenstein reportedly leaking insider information to several WWE officials during his time in the company, a report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com notes that currently, neither Mr. Wittenstein nor the WWE have been served with the lawsuit, however yesterday a request for an expedited discovery in the case was filed by TNA Wrestling and earlier today, TNA Wrestling’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer Dean Broadhead signed an affidavit regarding what he knew in regards to the situation.
Johnson notes that one story making the rounds is that the WWE approached TNA Wrestling in regards to Wittenstein’s actions, which was a factor in WWE releasing Mr. Wittenstein from his contract with the company and that TNA Wrestling are requesting a temporary restraining order against Wittenstein or the WWE to prevent them from sharing information or approaching any talent. WWE and Wittenstein were issued that any material regardng the case that both had was to be returned to TNA Wrestling and not destroyed.
Meanwhile, in speaking to The Nashville City Paper, WWE’s spokesman Jerry McDevitt stated the following, “Our reaction is that no good deed ever goes unpunished. What the WWE did here is what you would hope any company would do in these circumstances it found itself in.”
A court hearing is scheduled for June 11th regarding the situation in Nashville, Tennessee.