John CenaJohn Felix Anthony Cena
- Birthdate: 04/23/1977 (age 37)
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 251 Ib
Cena is known as "the face of the WWE for a lon...
-- John Cena posted the following on Twitter today…
— John Cena (@JohnCena) August 6, 2013
-- James D. Papa, the songwriter and musician who sued WWE, Michael "Hayes" Seitz and others for using "Badstreet, USA" and other 1990s WCW Slamjam theme songs without permission or compensation (including receiving royalties from the songs), filed a motion on July 31 to appeal decisions made against him in the lawsuit after he had his attorneys replaced.
Papa claims he didn't talk much with his attorneys even when legal rulings were made against his case and he received "little of substance" from them. He said he was not informed that several defendants (including Hayes), were dismissed or that WWE tried to get the case moved from the State of Texas to another jurisdiction.
Papa said the case should be heard in Texas because that's where they were written and recorded. WWE used the songs and the video that featured a song "derivative" was sold there. He claims that from December 2012 through July 2013, several phone calls he made to his attorneys were unanswered. He says he found out that his lawyers didn't file an amending pleading for the case in May as he requested. He then sought other legal representatives. His new representation was added to the case on July 29, which led to the motion being filed. It has not yet been ruled upon.