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Lensar And WWE Settle Lawsuit

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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.”

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Chris Jericho Vows to End Tetsuya Naito’s Career

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IWGP Intercontinental Champion Chris Jericho is gearing up for his title defense against Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 13 on January 4th, and he is vowing to end Naito’s career when the two finally meet in the ring.

My message to @s_d_naito#WrestleKingdom13 will be the LAST MATCH of your great career! @njpwworld @njpw1972 pic.twitter.com/n6w3qaxvT5— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) December 21, 2018

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Tetsuya Naito Posts Video Aimed at Chris Jericho

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With Chris Jericho set to defend his IWGP Intercontinental Championship against Tetsuya Naito at Wrestle Kingdom 13, the trash talk has started.

Naito posted the following video, via New Japan Pro Wrestling’s official YouTube channel, where he mocks the future WWE Hall of Famer.

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Cody Rhodes Provides Update on Knee Injury

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IWGP United States Champion Cody Rhodes announced that he recently suffered a knee injury during a Ring of Honor show that took place in Buffalo, New York, describing hearing a “pop” in his knee when working his way through the crowd.

Rhodes has announced that he has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled IWGP United States Title defense against Beretta and has since provided an update regarding the severity of his knee injury, via his Twitter account.

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