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Major League Wrestling files antitrust lawsuit against WWE

An antitrust lawsuit has been filed against WWE by a competing skilled wrestling promotion.

Major League Wrestling issued a press release on Tuesday night saying that it has filed an antitrust lawsuit against WWE, citing WWE’s “ongoing makes an attempt to undermine competitors in and monopolize the skilled wrestling market by interfering with MLW’s contracts and enterprise prospects.”

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The lawsuit accuses WWE of pressuring third events to desert contracts and potential relationships with MLW. A pair of enterprise offers that MLW claims WWE interfered with are talked about within the lawsuit.

MLW claims that WWE nixed a deal that MLW had signed with streaming platform Tubi that “would have been transformative” for the promotion. Tubi is owned by Fox, which is one among WWE’s tv companions. WWE SmackDown airs on Fox each Friday.

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