WWE has a lot of things going on in the legal realm, and now they have some momentum in that legal issue with MLW. After all, MLW has a big bone to pick, because WWE allegedly got in the way of MLW making money on a television deal.

PW Insider reports that WWE has submitted an updated response to Major League Wrestling’s amended antitrust lawsuit. They are currently seeking its dismissal. In a 20-page document filed on Monday, the Stamford-based promotion argued that MLW’s opposition to WWE’s motion to dismiss lacked truth and contradicted its own allegations.

MLW accused WWE of interfering with their business dealings, resulting in potential loss of television rights fees and exposure. WWE countered by referencing the substantial media rights fees negotiated by All Elite Wrestling and Women of Wrestling. They also highlighted MLW’s recent announcements of “multiple new” agreements with FITE, asserting that MLW’s antitrust claims were inherently doomed.

The initial lawsuit against WWE was filed by MLW in January 2022. At the time, they were claiming that WWE had sabotaged their deal with FOX-owned streaming service Tubi. They alleged personal involvement of former WWE executive Stephanie McMahon in terminating the agreement. MLW also claimed that WWE disrupted their relationship with VICE TV, as Vince McMahon supposedly ordered VICE to stop airing MLW content. MLW argued that WWE’s practices affected other wrestling promotions as well.


Earlier this year, a judge dismissed MLW’s lawsuit but granted the promotion 21 days to amend their complaint. WWE filed a motion to dismiss in April following MLW’s adjusted filing, and MLW responded promptly. The hearing regarding WWE’s motion to dismiss is scheduled for June 15, initially planned for July 20th.

WWE hasn’t gotten rid of this legal issue that MLW presented them. That being said, they are certainly excited about it going away. Only time will tell if Court Bauer will actually create enough of an issue to get a payout from WWE at the end of the day.

What’s your take on this MLW lawsuit? Do you think that WWE will win in the end? Sound off in the comments!

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