MLW kicked off 2022 by launching an antitrust action lawsuit against WWE. One year later, and WWE is still trying to keep this lawsuit from going anywhere.

According to MLW, a possible streaming/television contract with Tubi and Vice TV was allegedly interfered with due to WWE. Clearly, the case is far from over now, as WWE is seeking a protective order to suspend discovery in the lawsuit.

According to an update from PWInsider, WWE filed a motion on January 5th with the United States District Court, Northern District of California, where it was revealed that the company is seeking a protective order to suspend discovery in the lawsuit.

This order would suspend WWE’s obligation to find and produce materials that MLW requests in the lawsuit. WWE contends that the process of going through all of the documents that MLW has requested could cost them millions of dollars and if the lawsuit is dismissed, that amount of money would only be wasted.


WWE is further arguing that the Court should grant their request because it is uncertain as to whether they hold jurisdiction over the case and until that is decided, discovery should be suspended. There is a hearing set for May in the case for the time being, so we will have to wait and see how the case will progress. We will keep you updated on this going case.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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