Former Security Guard Suing 12 WWE Superstars Over 2013 Live Event Incident, WWE Responds
A former security guard at the Savannah Civic Center in Savannah, Georgia is suing WWE and several Superstars after he was hit with a steel chair at a WWE live event in 2013, according to Courthouse News Service. The complaint was filed in late June.
Troy Rivers says he was unexpectedly hit “about the head, neck and back” with a chair at the event. His suit names John Cena, Ryback, Dean Ambrose, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Cesaro, Fandango, Damien Sandow, Cody Rhodes, Kane and R-Truth. Rivers is unsure who actually hit him, believing it may be Ambrose, so his attorney is suing every Superstar who competed that night. His attorney Kevin Elwell said:
“We haven’t reviewed the video from the event yet, so we’re bringing in everyone on the card that night. Only one guy did it, but we don’t know which one yet.”
Rivers says the incident left him with “serious, significant and permanent personal injuries.” River’s wife Mary is also a plaintiff in the suit and claims that the incident has deprived her of “conjugal fellowship” with her husband. Troy also claims that because of gross negligence by WWE, he is suffering from “physical and mental anguish, diminishment of his earning capacity, and continues to suffer a loss of enjoyment of life.”
The man is seeking unspecified punitive and compensatory damages. WWE issued a written statement in response and said they have no knowledge of “any such incident and the security company that hired the plaintiff doesn’t have any record of this matter either. Furthermore, the plaintiff’s attorney has admitted he has no basis to sue the individual defendants named in the lawsuit.”