Update on MLW's Lawsuit Against WWE
Latest on the MLW vs. WWE lawsuit
A hearing on WWE's motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed against them by Major League Wrestling on June 15 has been cancelled, Wrestlenomics reported. The hearing was scrapped as WWE's attorneys are unavailable on that date. The hearing has been moved to July 20.
A separate MLW motion to have some of their proprietary information sealed was approved on June 5. MLW also filed a new motion on June 5 in an attempt to remove some of the exhibits that WWE filed with the court to have the lawsuit dismissed. The exhibits in question were articles, including one by Cultaholic Wrestling, that referred to a rumoured new AEW TV deal worth $240 million per year ahead of the launch of Collision. AEW President Tony Khan has since stated the deal for Collision is an addition to their current arrangement with Warner Bros. Discovery.
MLW's lawsuit against WWE was previously dismissed but the promotion filed an amended lawsuit in March 2023. MLW have claimed within the suit that WWE are impeding the promotion's ability to "to compete in the licensing of its programming for distribution on streaming services and continues to threaten to deprive MLW of its ability to license its programming for distribution on cable."