WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt has responded to the latest comments made by former WWE announcer Hugo Savinovich about the securities fraud class-action lawsuit filed against WWE.
Previously, McDevitt shot down claims made by Savinovich and a former WWE star in court documents about how the majority of the WWE crew spent over 24 hours in Saudi Arabia due to issues with their plane because of a conflict over money between WWE and Saudi Arabia government officials.
As we noted on the site, Savinovich responded to McDevitt in a video. He took issue with McDevitt stating that reports that suggested that there were other issues at play between Vince McMahon and the Saudi Crown Prince weren’t true.
It should be noted that at the time of this incident, Savinovich was one of the first people to give details about it. To see Savinvich’s statement click here.
McDevitt issued the following statement about the comments made by Savinovich to William Beltrán of Superluchas.com:
“The only thing interesting about this rant is his statement that somebody offered him money to tell this tale. We have sworn affidavits from the people who were actually there and responsible for the charter flight who have explained that the problem was a fuel pump in one of the wings and that a replacement part had to be secured from another city which took a good bit of time to locate and have flown in. It’s really that simple.
“KSA had nothing to do with the delay, and it is a shame that this guys unsourced fables have detracted from the real significance of that event, which was the first time female performers put on a historic match.
“His whole story is absurd to anybody who really thought about it, including the 200-500 million part. He is just trying to get clickbait. He does not want to go to court because he would have to reveal his supposed sources, if they really even exist, which I doubt. So in essence the story comes down to some guy with no personal knowledge of anything who does not want to be cross examined on his fable vs the sworn testimony of the people who were there and in charge of the charter.
“The problem being a fuel pump in one of the wings. But it is important to note that is not just me saying that- the sworn affidavit of the director of the commercial charter plane, who was on the ground in Saudi Arabia when this all happened, establishes that KSA had nothing to do with the plane issues; that the closest available replacement fuel pump they could locate was in Jeddah; and that part had to be secured and shipped to Riyadh on a commercial flight which arrived approximately 18 hrs later”.