Wrestling Suit Heads To Court

A wrestling promotion company will finally see its day in court for a lawsuit filed against Live Nation and its former parent company that claimed a then-Clear Channel-owned television station never made good on a contract to market and promote wrestling events.

Sal Corrente’s WrestleReunion LLC filed suit in U.S. District Court in Florida in 2007, alleging breach of contract, fraudulent inducement and violations of the state’s deceptive and unfair trade practices act.

WrestleReunion promotes touring wrestling events that include matches as well as interviews, autograph sessions and photo ops for fans.

The suit claims Clear Channel Entertainment Television entered a contract with the wrestling promoter to produce and tape WrestleReunion events on High Def equipment and market and distribute those events via pay-per-view and DVD, ending WrestleReunion’s previous talks with another distributor, HighSpots.com.

However, after entering the contract, CCETV lost hours of footage at the events and never went on to market and distribute them, reportedly at a loss of more than $500,000 to WrestleReunion, the suit says.

The suit seeks a permanent injunction, damages, costs and attorneys’ fees.