Lawsuits rarely make you many friends. One of the biggest wrestling stories this year has been the defamation lawsuit filed by Dr. Chris Amann against Punk and Cabana. The two of them were found not guilty after a long legal battle, meaning they were free and clear. However, despite that lawsuit being out of the way, it now turns out that there is another lawsuit between Punk and Cabana themselves.
According to the Chicago Sun-Times, Cabana is now suing Punk for a total of $1.2 million for legal fees and punitive damages. Punk has told Cabana that he will not be paying for Cabana’s half of the legal bills, though Cabana claims that Punk said he would in a text message. While the two of them originally agreed to work together, Punk eventually told Punk via email that he would not be paying Cabana’s legal bills. Now that the lawsuit is over, Punk wants half of the fees from Cabana, who is suing saying that Punk promised to cover them. Here is the email that Cabana received:
“To date I have $513,376 in legal bills. My outstanding current bill is at least 300k. Half of all this is yours. Divide the $513,376 by 2 and that is what you owe me and what I expect you to pay me. Starting now I will no longer be paying your bills. You are on your own. Whatever my bill is currently, will be cut in half, and half will be yours. If you choose to make this all ugly, that’s fine too. I hope you won’t, but I gave up on you doing what is right a long time ago.”
And of course, the podcast that started it all:
Opinion: Egads that’s kind of a horrible thing for Punk to do. At the end of the day, Punk is a huge wrestling star and Cabana is really just an indy wrestling legend. That’s going to keep him working for as long as he wants to, but it’s not exactly going to make him a millionaire. During the podcast that started all this, Punk mentioned how frugally he lived. If he has the amount of money he claims to have, it’s pretty low to leave your buddy, who doesn’t have that kind of money, out in the cold like this when you were in on this together.
What do you think of this lawsuit? Should Punk help Cabana out? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2003 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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