WWE Files Complaint Against Texas Attorney General To Prevent Release Of Bidding Contract

WWE files a lawsuit against Texas Attorney General.

Wrestlenomics reports that WWE filed a complain against the Texas Attorney General, Ken Paxton, to prevent the release of an agreement between WWE and the City of San Antonio.

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WWE is seeking from the county court a judgment and injunction to prevent the release of the bidding contract that reveals information, including what the city government gave WWE in exchange for bringing the Royal Rumble to the Alamodome in 2023.

WWE states the agreement is a trade secret and contains proprietary information that fits an exemption in Texas’s public information law.

From Wrestlenomics:

A sworn declaration from WWE Senior Vice President of Communications Chris Legentil is provided as an exhibit to the new complaint filed by WWE. Legentil says the bidding contract shouldn’t be released to Wrestlenomics.

“If this information was made publicly available and Brandon Thurston was permitted to publicize our financial information and negotiated terms on Wrestlenomics,” Legentil’s declaration states, “WWE would lose our bargaining power in negotiating all of our live events and much of the value of a bidding process for venues.”

WWE argues the bidding contract should be exempt from public records request under Texas’s public information laws, which, with certain conditions, defines a trade secret as “all forms and types of information, including business, scientific, technical, economic, or engineering information, and any formula, design, prototype, pattern, plan, compilation, program device, program, code, device, method, technique, process, procedure, financial data, or list of actual or potential customers or suppliers, whether tangible or intangible and whether or however stored, compiled, or memorialized physically, electronically, graphically, photographically."

Fightful will update fans on the complaint as it unfolds.

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