WWE has released a statement proclaiming recent claims by a recently released WWE Superstar about the Crown Jewel 2019 travel issues as “phony.”
In an amended class action complaint filed by Firefighters Pension System of the City of Kansas City Missouri Trust against WWE, an anonymous former WWE wrestler referred to as CW-2. stepped forward and detailed his account of what happened.
CW-2 who was with WWE from 2012 until April 2020, ended up being part of the "Top 20" who flew back to the United States ahead of the rest of the crew in hopes of making it to the 11/1 SmackDown.
CW-2 and another co-worker went to Talent Relations and told them they wouldn't go back to Saudi Arabia. It's noted that other wrestlers tried to do the same, but WWE reportedly "abused their power" and "threatened careers."
In a new statement released to Forbes, Jerry McDevitt slammed the claims as “phony.”
“These false allegations were originally made in two suits filed by two different law firms,” read the exclusive statement from McDevitt. “After the Court appointed a third firm to be lead counsel, WWE provided all three law firms with specific detailed facts from the persons with actual knowledge of the situation, including the phony allegation about the plane. The first two law firms then dropped their lawsuits to avoid sanction motions, but the third firm chose to ignore the specific facts they had been provided, and instead cited an unnamed disgruntled former wrestler with no knowledge of the facts. WWE is preparing its response to the lawsuit and will be moving to have it dismissed.”
You can view the full amended complaint by CW-2 by clicking here.