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WWE Former WWE Wrestlers Sue Over Brain Damage, Other Injuries

Big Vito ( Vito LoGrasso )

Adam Mercer ( Evan Singleton )

(CNN)—Two former World Wrestling Entertainment wrestlers are suing the WWE, alleging their old employer ignored or downplayed signs of brain damage and other injuries while it raked in millions.

The lawsuit was filed in federal court in Philadelphia by Vito LoGrasso, who is best known for wrestling under the moniker Big Vito, and Evan Singleton, who wrestled under the name Adam Mercer.

"It is not simply that WWE has failed to protect its wrestlers," court documents say. "WWE deliberately creates and heightens the violence of its matches in order to 'heat' up audiences and increase its profits."

A lawyer for WWE -- which is known for over-the-top events, outrageous story lines and matches putting wrestlers against each other and involving high-flying stunts -- called the lawsuit without merit, like a "virtually identical one filed by the same lawyers in Oregon."

"WWE has never concealed any medical information related to concussions, or otherwise, from our talent," said Jerry McDevitt from the K&L Gates law firm. "... We will vigorously contest this lawsuit."

Lawsuit alleges wrestler has neurological damage

The suit, which is dated January 16, is seeking damages to be determined at trial and medical monitoring.

It centers on LoGrasso, who wrestled with the WWE from 1991 to 1998 and from 2005 to 2007, and Singleton, who wrestled from 2012 to 2013.

As a result of his wrestling injuries, the suit alleges, LoGrasso suffers from serious neurological damage, which includes severe headaches, memory loss, depression, anxiety and deafness.

The court documents say Singleton suffers serious symptoms including tremors, convulsions, migraines, memory loss and impaired ability to reason.

Dispute over how well WWE handled injuries

The lawsuit has the potential to reach class-action status, the suit says. It estimates that at least 500 wrestlers have worked for the WWE, and it says the operation earns $500 million a year.

"For most of its history, WWE has engaged in a campaign of misinformation and deception to prevent its wrestlers from understanding the true nature and consequences of the injuries they have sustained," the lawsuit says.

"WWE's representations, actions and inactions have caused its wrestlers to suffer long-term debilitating injuries, lost profits, premature retirement, medical expenses, and other loses ..."

Yet McDevitt, WWE's attorney, says the company has been proactive when it comes to handling concussions, even more so than organizations like the NFL.

"WWE was well ahead of sports organizations," the lawyer said, "in implementing concussion management procedures and policies as a precautionary measure as the science and research on this issue emerged."
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