A federal appeals court in New York on Wednesday dismissed several consolidated lawsuits filed by more than two dozen former professional wrestlers who claimed that their work for World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. caused "significant" lifelong mental and physical illnesses.
wrestlers claimed that due to physical trauma they experienced during the exercise, they suffered neurological damage that led to diseases such as the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, according to documents in Haynes v. World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. At least one of the wrestlers claimed that WWE contained information about risks associated with wrestling, according to documents.
The long list of plaintiffs includes some of the most famous professional wrestlers, such as Chris Pallies, who appeared under the stage name "King Kong Bundy," who died last year, and the families of Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who died in 201
The most recent appeal in the case stemmed from seven cases consolidated in the U.S. District Court of Connecticut, which dismissed all cases by 2018 and concluded that the plaintiffs" had not provided evidence that WWE knew to the risk of permanent degenerative neurological conditions before September 2007, when a generally published report … discussed these conditions. "
The district court also concluded that" no reasonable jury could find that WWE concealed the dangers. allegedly associated with wrestling. " The Second U.S. District Court upheld the dismissals and did not cite "probable acts" and that some of the allegations were overdue or unserious, including reasoned.