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Vince McMahon Lawsuit Settled

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A settlement has been reached regarding a multi-million dollar lawsuit that had been brought against Vince McMahon.

Vince McMahon had been due in court on July 11th, relating to a lawsuit that had been brought by former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck.

Luck sued McMahon over his exit, after the league filed for bankruptcy just weeks into their new season owing to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The organisation was later purchased by a group led by The Rock and Dany Garcia.

In the suit, Luck alleged that he was owed $23.8 which was remaining on his contract, as well as other damages and legal costs. Luck’s original contract saw him pick up $5 million per year, with a yearly bonus of a further $2 million until June 30th 2023.

McMahon also countersued Oliver Luck, claiming that the former commissioner had “knowingly and deliberately deceived” him on multiple occasions, in particular when it came to the signing of Antonio Callaway, who had been suspended in the NFL for substance abuse issues and credit card fraud. McMahon said that Luck was under obligation to provide him players with no previous issues, and the reason for his termination was that he failed to carry out these duties.

The countersuit also points to the signing of Martavis Bryant, formerly of the Pittsburgh Stealers. Bryant was suspended from the NFL in 2016 for violating a substance abuse policy.

Despite settlement talks collapsing within nine minutes only days ago, a filing on 6/17 requesting the United Stated District Court of Connecticut seal all documents related to the case.

You can find the motion below.

Pursuant to D. Conn. L. Civ. R. 5(e), Plaintiff Oliver Luck moves to continue to seal after the resolution of this case all material previously ordered sealed by the Court.

For the reasons stated in the accompanying Memorandum of Law, Mr. Luck respectfully requests that the Court grant this motion.

The Defendants do not oppose this motion to seal.

WHEREFORE, Mr. Luck respectfully moves this Court to continue to seal after the resolution of this case all material previously ordered sealed by the Court with such other and further relief as this Court deems just and proper.

Although the court is yet to rule on the motion, Mike Johnson PWInsider notes that it’s only a matter of time before it’s approved, pending the settlement taking place.

McMahon is currently embroiled in a further scandal with his WWE future seemingly under threat for the first time in decades.

Early on June 17th it was announced that Vince McMahon had stepped back from his role as WWE CEO and Chairman of the Board with immediate effect.

Furthermore, McMahon has been replaced on an interim basis by his daughter Stephanie McMahon. However, Vince will retain his responsibilities related to WWE’s creative content.

The announcement came after news broke on June 15th that Vince McMahon was being investigated by WWE’s board of directors over allegations that he paid $3 million to a former employee with whom he had previously had an affair.