Total Nonstop Action (TNA) Wrestling isn't just going after World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) in court. They're also taking former employees there as well.
That's because the Nashville City Paper reports the company has filed a complaint on Monday with the Chancery Court asking for an injunction to stop Scott Steiner from disparaging the promotion and its wrestlers.
TNA is claiming that Steiner's comments violate a contract he signed with them in December 2010. The contract specifically stipulates that Steiner is forbidden from making public statements, including tweeting, concerning TNA or any of its officers, wrestlers, or other individuals without prior approval. TNA claims those acts constitute a breach of contract.
"In blatant disregard of the parties' Agreement, Steiner has engaged in a concerted effort to disparage TNA, its wrestlers, and other talent and cast them in a negative light," the lawsuit stated.
Steiner's Twitter account quickly gained infamy thanks to his taking Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff and the rest of TNA to task for various issues he's had with them throughout his time with the company. He was already well known for shooting in the ring during promos but once he got on Twitter, it was a stream of insanity not seen in the pro wrestling world before. And that's saying something. Keith Harris documented much of the destruction right here.
The filing also revealed that Steiner was making $2,500 per pay-per-view (PPV) appearance. No wonder he's all up in arms.
So now we have TNA in lawsuits with WWE and Steiner while the former plays out a storyline between two of its biggest stars centered around lawsuits. Can we just go back to wrestling, please?