More On Billy Jack Haynes’ $5 Million Lawsuit Against WWE, KENTA/WWE News, & More

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Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— As noted earlier here on the website, there is said to be a little bit of
concern within WWE developmental regarding Hideo Itami, the former KENTA, trying
too hard to adapt to the WWE style of working.

The finish to one of Itami’s recent NXT matches at the last set of television
tapings had to be re-done because one of his kicks didn’t connect.

Regardless, WWE is said to be impressed with how hard Itami works and how
quickly he is improving his English. The company reportedly views him as one of
their top developmental talents.


— As noted last week, former WWE star Billy Jack Haynes filed a major
federal lawsuit against 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.”


TMZ has since picked up the story
and claim that Haynes is seeking $5 million from WWE.

The story also features comments from Haynes, who claims that he contracted
Hepatitis C while wrestling a bloody match for WWE in the past.

— As noted earlier here on the website, there is apparently a lot of concern
among wrestlers in WWE about the possibility of the company doing another round
of talent cuts in the near future.


The concern is stemming from the fact that WWE will be announcing their
latest earnings during their conference call on Thursday, and those who haven’t
been regularly appearing on television as of late are in fear that they could
soon be handed their walking papers.


Make sure to check back here at the website tomorrow for all of the news
coming out of WWE’s third-quarter conference call, including the latest official
WWE Network subscriber count.

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