I reported in July about indy star Devon Nicholson’s attempt to sue WWE Hall of Famer, Abdullah the Butcher after allegedly contracting Hepatitis C from him. Due to his condition, the contract WWE offered him was rescinded once they discovered the illness. As a result, Nicholson announced his retirement from the business, setting his retirement match for October 8th.
While that lawsuit is still in the works, Nicholson isn’t satisfied yet. He’s now suing WWE for a number of things. $600,000 for dismissal and/or breach of contract, $250,000 for damages, and $5 million in aggravated and punitive damages, bringing the targeted sum to roughly $6 million. According to reports, Nicholson feels that they should not have withdrawn the contract, considering the varying answers from doctors concerning his ability to wrestle with the disease, especially with WWE’s No-Blood policy.
A WWE rep claimed that the contract was withdrawn for licensing issues, instead of solely the illness, because there are five states that do not allow wrestlers to work with Hepatitis C.
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