TNA Wrestling filed an injunction request Wednesday in Davidson County Chancery Court alleging that former office employee Brian Wittenstein provided WWE with confidential information and trade secrets. TNA alleges WWE is now using the insider information provided by Wittenstein to poach talent.
According to the suit, a WWE official notified TNA on May 7, 2012 that Wittenstein, who was hired earlier this year as a creative assistant, had provided them with confidential information. While the lawsuit notes Wittenstein was fired from WWE when it was learned what he did, TNA claims WWE waited three weeks before notifying them of the breach.
TNA now believes WWE is using the insider information regarding TNA contracts provided by Wittenstein to poach talent. One of the names at the center of the lawsuit is none other than Ric Flair. As we reported here on WrestlingNewsWorld.com Premium on Monday, Flair has been trying to get out of his TNA contract in order to return to WWE.
According to the suit, Flair approached TNA about getting out of his deal on May 9th and has no-showed every scheduled appearance since.
Today, a judge signed a temporary restraining order requiring WWE and Wittenstein to return and not destroy the confidential information. A hearing has been set for June 11, 2012.
You can read much more on the suit, including comments from WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt, at this link.