MLW denounces WWE: Here are the details



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MLW denounces WWE: Here are the details

On January 11, 2022, Major League Wrestling (MLW) filed a lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) based on alleged ongoing attempts to undermine competition and monopolize the professional wrestling market by interfering with MLW's contracts and business prospects.

The other instance was when they were in a business relationship with VICE. WWE Senior Vice President Susan Levison reportedly called VICE Executives to say that Vince McMahon was "pissed" that they were entering an agreement to air MLW programming.

MLW against WWE

Major League Wrestling (MLW) made a few statements about this story: “The Major League Wrestling (MLW) wrestling company (MLW Media LLC) has filed a lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.

(WWE). The federal court's antitrust lawsuit is based on WWE's attempts to undermine competition and monopolize the professional wrestling market by interfering with MLW's contracts and business prospects. As described in the complaint, WWE pressured third parties to renounce contracts and relationships with MLW.

WWE misconduct included the disruption of every level of MLW business, including a major MLW streaming deal that would be transformative for the company. MLW also claims in the complaint that in early 2021, after MLW announced it was in talks with VICE TV to broadcast MLW programs on VICE TV, a then WWE executive warned VICE TV that WWE owner Vince Mcmahon was " pissed "that VICE TV was airing MLW programs, and that VICE TV should stop working with MLW, the VICE TV executive replied that the WWE conduct was illegal and an antitrust violation, with the WWE executive replying that he couldn't control McMahon.

"WWE has unfairly deprived its competitors of critical opportunities for many years, but its latest conduct has been even more unreasonable," said MLW Court CEO Bauer. "I think we speak for the rest of the professional wrestling world when we say this anti-competitive behavior has to stop."

WWE misconduct has hurt fans of professional wrestling and competition in the professional wrestling industry. Through this lawsuit, MLW seeks to recoup its losses due to WWE interference and to order WWE from future interference.

The case is titled MLW Media LLC v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. MLW is represented by Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP." From the McMahons, the answer is simple and clear: "WWE believes these claims have no merit and intends to vigorously defend against them."

We will see how it turns out. WWE has long-dominated the wrestling market worldwide. Since its takeover of WCW in 2001, the promotion has been viewed as a monopoly. It's only had legitimate competition again after the emergence of All Elite Wrestling (AEW) as the #2 promotion in the United States.