- CM Punk recently sat down with Mike Jones to discuss his feud with Chris Jericho, WrestleMania, Brock Lesnar’s big return and more. You can listen to the interview below:
- A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit by the widow of Owen Hart against WWE’s former chief executive Linda McMahon.
Martha Hart sued WWE and McMahon in 2010 during her first run for the Senate. Hart said the company used the image of her late husband, Owen Hart, in videos and other materials without her permission and despite her objections.
Owen Hart died in a televised stunt in 1999, when he fell from an apparatus while being lowered into the wrestling ring from the ceiling of Kemper Arena in Kansas City, Mo. He was 33 years old.
Judge Stefan Underhill last week dismissed the claims against McMahon and her husband, Vince McMahon, and most claims against WWE. He said the company retained a right to Owen Hart’s wrestling career.
- Titus O’Neil recently wore a hoody during NXT in support of Trayvon Martin. He is quoted on the WWE website saying:
“The hoodie symbolizes my support of justice being served in the Trayvon Martin case. As a father of two – whether I’m a good guy or a bad buy in WWE – I’m a father. I can definitely understand the value of our children. I wore the hoodie in support of Martin’s family, as families around the world have done.
“The lettering on the hoodie is my fraternity, Omega Psi Phi, Inc., the largest black fraternity in the world and, in my opinion, the greatest. We have members as notable as Shaquille O’Neal, Michael Jordan, Bill Cosby, Rev. Jesse Jackson amongst many others in the sports and entertainment field, as well as in business and every other field. I’m a proud member of Omega Psi Phi, and I’ve been a proud member since 1999. It’s part of who I am, so I’m just being Titus O’Neil.”
[Editor's Note: Does anybody else find it quite bizarre that WWE would get involved in such matters?]
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