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Topic: Lawsuit brought against Big Show
Posted By: badguy
Subject: Lawsuit brought against Big Show
Date Posted: 17/June/2009 at 09:19
Credit: Wrestleview.com
 
Below is a link where TMZ looks at the lawsuit currently facing Big Show. Apparently he agreed to become a boxer before his return against Mayweather and then bailed on the deal.

http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/16/big-show-accused-of-big-conspiracy-with-wwe/ - http://www.tmz.com/2009/06/16/big-show-accused-of-big-conspiracy-with-wwe/
 
According to an article by the Courthouse News Service at http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/06/16/_center_Promoter_Sues_Giant_Wrestler_center_.htm - this link , in addition to Sobe Entertainment bringing a lawsuit against WWE's Big Show (aka Paul Wight) that we http://www.wrestleview.com/news2009/1245182155.php - reported on earlier over him allegedly backing out of a deal and then agreeing to a new deal with WWE back in 2008, Sobe Entertainment is also claiming that they advanced Wight $1 million to buy a house and that he failed to reveal he owed the IRS $450,000.


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Posted By: L-shizzel
Date Posted: 17/June/2009 at 11:52
Well the big man signed a contract he should've honoured that contract, besides with his size he would've been great in Boxing

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Posted By: Grinning Reaper
Date Posted: 17/June/2009 at 12:00
I don't  think that Big show would  make a good  boxer he's too big and clumsy better off has  a wrestler in my opinion.

Cheers
Grinning Reaper


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Time Gentlemen Please.


Posted By: badguy
Date Posted: 17/June/2009 at 12:02
A lawsuit was filed yesterday by SoBe Entertainment International against Paul "Big Show" Wight, his wife Bess and World Wrestling Entertainment. SoBe Entertainment claims to have signed Wight to an exclusive contract with SoBe to "to act as a performer, entertainer, actor, boxer, wrestler, athlete and celebrity person for a five-year period covering March 1, 2007 through February 27, 2012." They are seeking $15 million in damages. Sobe says that when Wight returned to WWE in 2007 that the company has "tortuously interfered with the contractual relationship". Sobe claims the following

* In 2007, Sobe met with Wight, his wife Bess and Hulk Hogan regarding him becoming a boxer.

* Wight promised to be "managed exclusively" by their organization if they would advance costs for his boxing training.

* SoBe claims that in total they fronted the Wight's $2 million between salary and an advance of $1 million for the purchase of a Miami, Florida home. (They felt that they would recoup the money from his boxing earnings.

* Sobe says that Wight used the Miami property to escape back tax issues, attain a line of credit and then they say that he failed to execute a second mortgage, which was an agreement he had with the company.

* November 2007, Wight states he will go back to WWE and will "no longer honor or otherwise fulfill his obligations under the contract".

* Sobe says that the WWE angle with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was based on the public knowledge that Wight was training for boxing.

* Sobe says a letter to WWE was sent, claiming that WWE was interfering with SoBe's contract with Wight, and requested that WWE cancel the Wrestlemania bout with Mayweather be cancelled.

* Sobe claims that WWE "WWE handsomely profited at the expense of SoBe" at WrestleMania XXIV, XXV and "at least seven other PPV events".

* Sobe says that WWE is aware of the breach of contract, but chose to ignore it.

* Sobe is seeking from Wight: the initial $2 million investment, for a lien to be placed on the Miami home, that it be sold in foreclosure and Sobe given the funds of the sale, and court costs.

* Sobe is seeking from WWE: lost profit damages, compensatory damages, and punitive damages.

* Sobe requests a jury trial.

* WWE nor Paul "Big Show" Wight have responded.
 
credit: ewrestlingnews.com
 
Well it looks like Sobe arent just suing Paul Wight but WWE as well, oh well Big Show should've honoured his contract (like LS has stated) and went along with becoming a boxer OR made an agreement between Sobe and the WWE.


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Posted By: ihatethatmonkee
Date Posted: 13/April/2013 at 19:56
there just aren't words:
 
http://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2013/4/12/4217450/big-show-and-wwe-getting-sued-by-former-employee" rel="nofollow - http://www.cagesideseats.com/wwe/2013/4/12/4217450/big-show-and-wwe-getting-sued-by-former-employee
 
i seem to remember seeing this, and not reading anything into it. perhaps because i really didn't care. however, if this guy really did have issues with being around Show and other talent, which i don't believe would have started after this incident, then he should have known he was in the wrong business.
 
that Pankowski seems to have been the trigger for the "incident", i'm even more sceptical. if Pankowski employed a guy, and did not inform him that he would at times have to take bumps, and that they might hurt, even if he was prepared for them - and i'm guessing this guy had no training at all, or else he would know to not suea wrestler for doing what they are paid to do - then, because of Pankowski's position at the time, it's on WWE.
 
i fail to see how any of this could be on Show.


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