The XFL may be ramping up towards a 2023 return, but the old owner is still working through the mess from 2020.
It’s been a while since we’ve heard about the lawsuit between Oliver Luck and Vince McMahon. In case you weren’t aware, Luck is suing McMahon for wrongful termination in a Connecticut federal court for more than $23M.
PWInsider reports that a trial date is now set between former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck and former XFL owner Vince McMahon. The start date of July 11th was set by the U.S. District Court District of Connecticut in New Haven.
For those who are unaware of the conditions behind the trial, Luck sued McMahon, Alpha, and WWE back in April of 2020 after the XFL folded. The suit claims Vince McMahon wrongfully terminated his contract days before the league filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. McMahon and Alpha Entertainment countered by saying that Luck violated his contract and was insubordinate, which gave McMahon reason to fire him and ended their obligation to pay the rest of his contract.
Needless to say, this has been an ugly battle and it hasn’t even really begun.
Looking back at 2020, there’s many that feel the XFL would not have been the success it was without Oliver Luck. At the end of the day, most think that he is due what he was entitled in his contract.
A important thing to note, this lawsuit does not involve the new XFL ownership group. This is directly between Oliver Luck and Vince McMahon.
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