WWE Doctor Suing Over CM Punk Podcast
WWE’s doctor Chris Amann is suing both CM Punk and Colt Cabana for defamation, for the allegations made during the infamous podcast last year. Punk alleged Amann ignored his injuries and refused to adequately treat an MRSA infection on his back, brushing him off with over-prescribed medication (Z-paks).
Amann is seeking more than $1 million in compensatory damages, claiming Punk “repeatedly and falsely impugned [his] integrity.”
He say’s Punk’s allegations are: “highly offensive in that they accuse [him] of a gross lack of integrity as a medical doctor, an inability to perform his professional duties as a medical doctor, and in placing the financial interest of his employer above life-threatening health conditions of his patients.”
Amann says Punk never once sought treatment for the injuries he claims to have suffered.
Vince McMahon Invaluable To WWE?
WWE includes the following paragraph in every 10-K filing to investors, reminding them how invaluable Vince McMahon is to WWE:
The unexpected loss of the services of Vincent K. McMahon could adversely affect our ability to create popular characters and creative storylines or could otherwise adversely affect our operating results. In addition to serving as Chairman of our Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. McMahon leads the creative team that develops the storylines and the characters for our televised programming and live events. Mr. McMahon, from time to time, has also been an important member of our cast of performers. The loss of Mr. McMahon due to unexpected retirement, disability, death or other unexpected termination for any reason could have a material adverse effect on our ability to create popular characters and creative storylines or could otherwise adversely affect our operating results.
WWE Fastlane Card
The following will go down on this Sunday’s WWE Fastlane:
Number One Contender Match to face Brock Lesnar at Wrestlemania: Daniel Bryan versus Roman Reigns
WWE United States Title Match: Rusev versus John Cena
WWE Intercontinental Title Match: Wade Barrett versus Dean Ambrose
WWE Tag Title Match: The Usos versus Cesaro and Tyson Kidd
WWE Divas Title Match: Nikki Bella versus Paige
Goldust versus Stardust
Seth Rollins, Kane, and Big Show versus Dolph Ziggler, Erick Rowan, and Ryback
Also on the pay per view: Triple H confronts Sting
Miz hosts MizTV with guest Paul Heyman on the pre-show.