The Courier-Journal out of Louisville, Kentucky is reporting 18-year-old Ronald Basham III has filed a lawsuit against WWE, specifically naming Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Triple H (real name Paul Levesque) because of injuries he claims he suffered sitting ringside at Judgment Day on May 21, 2000.
According to Basham's lawyer, his client was injured when Hunter and The Rock were working in the crowd when Johnson pushed another fan down, causing her to fall on Basham, injuring his leg. Basham was 7-years-old at the time of the incident.
The lawsuit accuses WWE of failing to properly stage the match and provide adequate security for its customers. Both Johnson and Hunter are accused of "reckless, willful and wanton conduct."
Basham is not bound by statute of limitations because of his age at the time and is seeking a jury trail along with compensatory and punitive damages.
WWE spokeswoman Justine Sacco said, "we take all these matters very seriously but as a policy don't comment on pending litigation."
Triple H offered no comment and Johnson could not be reached.
Click here to read coverage by The Courier-Journal.
Richard Reacts: I don't know all the details of the case but whenever a lawsuit is filed more than a decade later I have to suspect abuse. I understand his age at the time got him around the statute of limitations but if he were seriously injured something should have been done then. Fighting WWE in court without a rock-solid case is not a wise move.
Thanks to Wrestling News World reader Ernest Bethea for sending us the link to the story.
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