FloSports has filed a lawsuit against WWN, according to court documents obtained by Sean Radican of PWTorch.com. The suit, filed in Travis County, Texas claims that WWN misrepresented data in regards to iPPV and VOD buys and the inflated numbers convinced WWN to pay them hundreds of thousands of dollars for the rights to stream their shows.
The suit claims that FloSports was told that the iPPV and VOD buyrate spreadsheet data was lost when they initially asked for buyrate information. The data was eventually sent but FloSports says that there were subscribers listed more than once and DVD purchasers were included in the spreadsheets.
The suit is asking for 1 million dollars in damages as a result of a breach of contract and negligent misrepresentation. A WWN source told PWTorch.com that the suit is being used as a scare tactic to get out of a legally binding contract and that WNN will be filing a countersuit. Another source told PWTorch.com that WWN is in negotiations to end the current agreement with FloSports early.
As of this writing, this weekend’s WWN events are still scheduled to air on FloSports. If WWN ends up separating from FloSports, then one would think that WWN would be free and clear to work out a deal to air their content on the WWE Network. WWE sent out a survey on Wednesday asking fans if they would be interested in seeing other promotions on their service.
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