In an update on the lawsuit brought by independent women’s wrestler Samantha Tavel (aka Candy Cartwright) against WWE superstar Matt Riddle, a report from Mike Johnson of notes that in a status report from Riddle to update the court on April 21st, it was noted that Riddle’s side attempted to contact Cartwright’s attorneys to file a joint status report, but never heard back despite attempts from them to contact via e-mail and telephone.

The report notes that in the status report, Riddle’s side laid out the following:

Mr. Riddle proposes the following discovery plan:

(a) Electronically stored information (“ESI”) will be furnished in PDF or .TIFF format, unless another format is otherwise agreed upon. Prior to conducting any ESI discovery, the parties shall meet and confer on a list of custodians and search terms.

(b) The parties will seek, prior to the production of any documents, a protective order limiting the use of certain documents produced in connection with the litigation of the instant case, and mandating that each party will destroy all documents produced to it by the opposing party following the final appeal of the instant case.

(c) The parties will make all initial disclosures within 30 days of the Joint Status or by May 21, 2021.

(d) The parties do not currently anticipate calling any expert witness in this matter, but reserve the right to do so.

(e) Physical or mental examinations of any party whose mental or physical condition is in controversy are not anticipated.

(f) All discovery will be completed by December 31, 2021. Any written interrogatories or requests for production shall be served no later than thirty (30) days before the discovery cut-off, a date that allows the served parties the full thirty (30) days as provided by the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure in which to answer or produce by the discovery cut-off date. This does not limit the parties’ ability to demand that the other side fully respond to disputed discovery requests.

(g) No other matter is pertinent to the completion of discovery at this time

The report states that Riddle also noted that he expects to file a summary judgement against Tavel, arguing why the case should be thrown out of court and that in the filing, while Tavel is seeking a jury trial, Riddle does not believe that one is necessary, meaning that he wants the presiding Judge to rule over the case, if and when a trial is completed.

Riddle’s status filing stated that Tavel demanded $10 million to settle and that he would not consider a magistrate-led settlement conference at this time, with the belief that the earliest that the two sides could go to trial being May 2022.