Former TNA/WWE employee Brian Wittenstein along with WWE are being sued for interference with existing contracts, conversion, breach of contract, civil conspiracy, unfair competition, and violation of the Tennessee Trade Secrets Act....an added count of breach of duty loyalty is being levied against Wittenstein.
TNA has launched this lawsuit in response to the former employee passing along contract details to WWE and meddling in the day to day contractual duties of certain TNA performers and employees. The potential loss of Matt Morgan and Alex Shelley are very large losses and TNA is not in the position to lose such pivotal talents the way that they may.
WWE's legal counsel submitted that when details WERE passed from Wittenstein to the brass hats in Stanford and he was subsequently fired, WWE sent those pieces of information right back to TNA. So what's the problem? Here it is.....WWE waited several weeks after the firing of Wittenstein BEFORE sending TNA the information they were passed during his tenure back. So he sends the materials, TNA fires him, and then WWE sits on the information for a number of weeks before deciding to send the packet back?! Why would they do that? THAT, folks, is the question of the day.....why would WWE want to keep information on the contract details of a couple of their top stars?