Lensar And WWE Settle Lawsuit


The Twin Cities Business Journal reported today that World Wrestling Entertainment and former WWE champion Brock Lesnar have agreed to a settlement of Lesnar’s lawsuit against the company.

Terms of the settlement were not announced. Lesnar’s attorney David Bradley Olsen commented, “Although the settlement with WWE does not give Brock the clear-cut court victory he was looking for, it does provide him with the certainty he needs to pursue new ventures while he is still in his athletic prime.”

Lesnar filed a lawsuit in February 2005 claiming that a 2004 agreement he signed when seeking his WWE release in order to pursue a National Football League career wrongly prohibited him from attempting to earn money in other ventures. The legal case went back and forth for months, with WWE attempting to prevent Lesnar from appearing in the ring for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he holds the IWGP championship. At one point, Lesnar had even visited WWE Headquarters and agreed to verbal terms for a WWE return, only to change his mind and sign a deal with Inoki Sports.

Olsen noted that Lesnar is not looking to return to WWE, “at this time.”