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WWE issues statement over the Gilbert family lawsuit

As reported earlier on the site, TMZ is reporting that the family of Eddie “Hot Stuff” Gilbert feels that WWE is plastering his son’s image and likeness all over TV and other media platforms without permission.

Now, the family is suing WWE in court.  Eddie’s dad, Tommy Gilbert, is in charge of the estate and made the decision to sue the promotion.

WWE has since issued this statement:

“Through the years, WWE has acquired the legal rights to library footage of various former wrestling organizations including Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Mid-Southern Wrestling among many others. WWE has made these substantial investments to acquire these copyrighted works and has the legal right to use them. Similar cases in the past have been unsuccessful and we expect this case to be dismissed.”

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