As you know by now, the XFL has suspended operations and filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy leaving most of its staff out of a job. One of the folks out is former CEO and Commissioner Oliver Luck, who brought a lot of legitimacy to the XFL.
Just now via TMZ Sports, we’re learning that Luck is suing Vince McMahon claiming he was wrongfully terminated after the league folded.
In his suit, Luck says he received a termination letter spelling out the case against him on April 9. He says the allegations are pure BS and he denies any wrongdoing.
Luck says he fulfilled his end of the bargain, running the league since its resurrection in January 2018 — only to be “wrongfully terminated.”
As for the specific allegations, Luck redacted the details in his lawsuit, most likely due to a confidentiality agreement he signed with the XFL. Luck is suing Vince personally seeking to hold him responsible for paying out a guaranteed portion of his contract.
Luck, as well as other top executives, were missing from the XFL’s bankruptcy filing on April 13. His suit notes that he was never listed as a creditor because Alpha Entertainment, McMahon’s entity, filed to reject many executive contracts at the same time as filing their petition.
We’re also learning that Luck was slated to earn between $20-25M to run the league for five years. It’s unfortunate to see everything come to this as the XFL showed a lot of promise. We’ll keep you posted as more information comes out. Although the XFL seems to be done, the drama definitely is not.