Billy Jack Haynes Suing WWE
80s wrestling star Billy Jack Haynes is suing WWE for “egregious mistreatment of its wrestlers for its own benefit, as well as its concealment and denial of medical research and evidence concerning traumatic brain injuries suffered by WWE wrestlers.”
He is looking to create a class action lawsuit where up to 500 other wrestlers could potentially join in.
However it’s not likely to go very far considering research in to “traumatic brain injuries suffered by WWE wrestlers” was only really recognised after the Benoit tragedy when his brain was studied by doctors. While common sense dictates that repeatedly taking bumps is not going to be good for you long term, even sports like the NFL are only recently starting to understand the full damage this can cause.
There is no way Haynes can prove WWE were concealing and denying medical research about all of this in the 80s, because it simply isn’t true. Boxing was really the only profession that recognised brain damage (or Punch Drunk) because it was so obvious.
If this interests you, check out my articles on Chris Benoit and the WWE Wellness Policy.
Funny Boogeyman Prank Video
Former WWE star the Boogeyman who was recently at WWE HQ filming for the network and some Halloween content, also filmed a prank video where he scared WWE employees:
Dolph Ziggler Wants More Mic Time
In a recent interview with the UK Sun Dolph Ziggler says he needs more mic time to make it as main eventer:
There’s one huge thing my character would have to do: he’d have to talk on the microphone [so the audience can] get to know that character just a little bit better than a guy who does really good wrestling matches. And if I got a chance to talk on the microphone every once in a while, more than a sentence or two, there’s a very good chance that you would see awesome character development, enough to where the crowds were chanting my name to be in these matches for the main event.