Courthouse News Service reports that Andrew Green is suing The Big Show and WWE in Maricopa County, Arizona court, claiming that Show choked him and hit him in the face during an interview for WWE.com. Green worked for the website at the time as a producer.
Green claims another producer told him to get the interview on January 27 at the US Airways Center in Phoenix, AZ. He claims that Show refused to do the interview until he told him that then-WWE senior vice president Eric Pankowski wanted it done.
The complaint reads: “In response, Big Show stated with the use of profanely indecent language that if Green wanted an interview then he would give him one, and to turn on the camera.”
It adds that Show became angry and began cursing at Green, which was caught on tape. He claims that Show asked to redo it and Green did. Green said that Triple H ordered a third retake because the second one didn’t have the emotion of the first, when Show was legitimately upset.
The suit says that Pankowski said the third interview lacked emotion so they posted the third one. It was on the website until January 29. Green says he was unable to keep working because “he was uncomfortable working around Big Show and the other wrestlers, nervous, and had ‘a ton of anxiety’ as a result of the attack.”
He also said that WWE had previously “suspended or terminated Big Show’s employment because of his behavior, including his engagement in violent and/or unlawful and/or improper activities outside of the wrestling venue.”