WWE Grapples With Concussion Lawsuit From Former Wrestlers

The suit claims that the sports entertainment company's dangerous stunts caused brain damage.
1:47 | 01/21/15

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Transcript for WWE Grapples With Concussion Lawsuit From Former Wrestlers
Now we want to turn to a major new lawsuit against the WWE. Former wrestlers claiming they've suffered brain damage from years of doing dangerous stunts. ABC's Tom llamas has our story. Reporter: It's signature stunts like in that now has two former pro wrestlers filing a class action suit against world wrestling entertain many. This morning Vito Lograsso claiming that after nearly a decade of crushing blows in the WWE ring, he now has brain damage. The same for Evan singleton. This 40-page complaint body slamming the WWE for alleged mistreatment of its wrestlers and claiming it negligently or purposefully failed to diagnose concussions. The lawsuit echoes similar legal action against the NFL which could settle at around a billion dollars in concussion-related damages from former players. The NFL lawsuit articulates a lot of the issues that are present in the WWE, namely, ignorance and downplaying of risks of repetitive concussions relationship the WWE plaintiffs claim wrestlers are encouraged to get hurt and those famous chair shots inflict a dangerous level of force to the skull and cite several cases where wrestlers were knocked unconscious lieshs this 2007 incident with Candace Michele fell from the top turnbuckle. A lawyer for the WWE saying "WWE has never concealed any medical information related to concussions or otherwise from our talent. We will vigorously contest this lawsuit." The WWE knows how to put up a fight in the ring, it may now have to show some of that muscle in court. For "Good morning America," Tom llamas, ABC news, New York.

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