Daffney Settles Lawsuit with TNA Impact Wrestling as the Employee vs. Independent Contractor Debate Continues for WWE and TNA

Former TNA Knockout Daffney (Shannon Spruill) settled her lawsuit against TNA that stemmed from TNA’s failure to pay her medical bills during her 2009-2010 tenure with the company. Daffney and TNA reached a settlement right before the next court hearing in the case, which would have potentially opened the door for every pro wrestler to become classified as an employee rather than an independent contractor. That debate will now have to rage on.

Said Daffney on Twitter:

“I’d like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all the love and support over the past two years. I appreciate so much that you recognize the HUGE injustice that is being done to Professional Wrestlers throughout the industry. I hope my case has opened up a few blind eyes and maybe now we, the wrestlers who put our bodies on the line every time we step in the ring, are one step closer to being provided with medical coverage and all the benefits that go along with being a true employee and not an independent contractor.”

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Source: WrestleZone