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    Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    [size=18px]Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against World Wrestling Entertainment[/size]

    No Plans For WWE Return

    The following is the Associated Press story circulating the web regarding the legal settlement made today between Brock Lesnar and WWE:

    (AP) Minneapolis

    Pro wrestler Brock Lesnar has settled his lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., which sought to ban him from performing anywhere in the world until he's past his prime.

    Lesnar, who wrestled as "The Next Big Thing," signed the noncompete contract in 2004 when he left the WWE so he could try out for the Minnesota Vikings. He was cut during preseason in August 2004.

    The contract restricted Lesnar, 28, from working in sports entertainment until 2010 and applied to many areas in which the former NCAA heavyweight champion from Minnesota might make a living, including ultimate fighting.

    In February 2005, Lesnar filed a lawsuit in federal court in Connecticut asking the court to declare the contract unenforceable. The WWE asked the court to prohibit him from working as a wrestler or ultimate fighter anywhere in the world.

    Neither side would provide the confidential details of the settlement on Monday, but Lesnar's Minneapolis-based attorney, David Bradley Olsen, said the deal would allow Lesnar to "pursue new ventures while he is still in his athletic prime."

    Lesnar has been working as a professional wrestler in Japan since the fall of 2005, his attorney said. Lesnar has no plans to return to the WWE "at this time," Olsen said in a news release.

    The WWE issued a statement Monday saying it was pleased with the deal and "believes that the settlement agreement appropriately protects WWE's substantial investment in Brock Lesnar's wrestling character."

    Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against World Wrestling Entertainment

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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    ...which sought to ban him from performing anywhere in the world until he's past his prime.
    :shock:

    That's a pretty serious ban. Can we ban trolls from posting anywhere in the world until they're past their prime?

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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    "Prophet" wrote:
    ...which sought to ban him from performing anywhere in the world until he's past his prime.
    :shock:

    That's a pretty serious ban. Can we ban trolls from posting anywhere in the world until they're past their prime?
    Trolls never reach a "prime". They rank right down there with parasites. :wink:

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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    "Prophet" wrote:
    ...which sought to ban him from performing anywhere in the world until he's past his prime.
    :shock:

    That's a pretty serious ban. Can we ban trolls from posting anywhere in the world until they're past their prime?

    :lol:

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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    Glad to see he is able to work in the business again.
    "Hard work beats talent, when talent doesn t work hard."

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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    :roll: oh no not him again i thought we had hard the last of mr Lesnar.
    please just don't tell me he is going to try football again.

    ukeright: hope they keep him in Japan let him stay there and :lift:
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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    These are misleading statements right here:

    The contract restricted Lesnar, 28, from working in sports entertainment until 2010 and applied to many areas in which the former NCAA heavyweight champion from Minnesota might make a living, including ultimate fighting.


    Pro wrestler Brock Lesnar has settled his lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., which sought to ban him from performing anywhere in the world until he's past his prime

    In 2010, the guy will be a ripe age of 32.. Now if that is past your prime, guys like Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair should have been taking a dirt nap 20 years ago.. Good for him, I would love to see him in the WWE again sometime.

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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    "crazyB" wrote:
    :roll: oh no not him again i thought we had hard the last of mr Lesnar.
    please just don't tell me he is going to try football again.

    ukeright: hope they keep him in Japan let him stay there and :lift:
    They had him on the radio this moning. He said he wants to get into ultimate fighting.

    The contract restricted Lesnar, 28, from working in sports entertainment until 2010 and applied to many areas in which the former NCAA heavyweight champion from Minnesota might make a living, including ultimate fighting.


    Pro wrestler Brock Lesnar has settled his lawsuit against World Wrestling Entertainment Inc., which sought to ban him from performing anywhere in the world until he's past his prime

    In 2010, the guy will be a ripe age of 32.. Now if that is past your prime, guys like Hulk Hogan, and Ric Flair should have been taking a dirt nap 20 years ago.. Good for him, I would love to see him in the WWE again sometime.
    The reason he wanted out of the non compete clause is because it was to restrictive. He could not even use his name or likeness to make money. No movies, no sports, no radio show, no announcing. Anything that put him in the public eye was forbidden. For someone famous in the mpls area that makes it kind of hard to work.

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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    Have they actually released the details of the settlement yet though. Thats what I want to know.

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    Re: Brock Lesnar Settles Lawsuit Against WWE

    I just want to see him in ultimate fighting!

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