There are news circulating right now that former commissioner of the abruptly shortened ‘new’ XFL, Oliver Luck, is suing WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
An article by The Action Network says that Luck has filed a lawsuit stating that he was owed money from the time he was signed on as the commissioner and was wrongly terminated after the XFL filed for bankruptcy as a result from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
The league only lasted 20 days until the pandemic forced suspensions on almost every sport.
Prior to when the league began in February, Luck was set to earn between $20-25 million over five years. His contract stated that, if he was terminated without any cause, he’d be owed the remaining money in it.
Luck’s lawsuit said that the commissioner was never tabbed on as one of the few beneficiaries in the bankruptcy filing, and his only response to the event was to sue McMahon.
Former XFL coaches Bob Stoops, Mark Trestman, and Jonathan Hayes were also listed on as creditors in the filing.
Luck’s attorney declined to comment in the situation, and McMahon couldn’t be reached via WWE spokesperson.