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PWInsider.com has confirmed with several sources that MLW has recently been in discussions with Discovery, who had a short relationship with Impact Wrestling a few years ago when that company aired on Destination America. With Discovery's launch of their new streaming service Discovery+ (which is an EXCELLENT service) at the onset of 2021, they have been very aggressive and hungry at acquiring new content, including a number of ViceTV properties such as Dark Side of the Ring.

If MLW can lock in a deal there, it's a huge block of cable networks as well as the streaming service that MLW-related programming could sit upon as the Discovery flagship network and Investigation Discovery hit in the area of 96 million homes. Discovery also owns DSports, which internationally has a strong footprint in a number of countries as a sports network.

Discovery was among the entities that had discussions with WWE last year when the company was exploring the future of the WWE Network. They broadcast Impact Wrestling on Destination America for about a year, but when relations between the sides soured, Discovery added Ring of Honor to the network on the same night, which only diluted Impact's audience. When Impact did not hit a contractually required number that would have triggered an additional two years on Discovery, they exited the network. Destination America is said to be slated for a massive rebranding, so it would not appear that would be landing point for MLW, should they lock in a deal with Discovery.

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Tom Lawlor said on the Observer Board he thinks the deal is MLW getting a deal for Azteca Underground, their lucha libre spinoff promotion.

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That's cool, especially if it airs on Viceland in Australia.

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MLW Files a Lawsuit Against WWE

Big Announcement Coming Tonight from MLW

MLW has filed an anti-trust lawsuit against WWE.

MLW announced this evening that the lawsuit was filed earlier today in a federal court. The lawsuit is based on “WWE’s ongoing attempts to undermine competition in and monopolize the professional wrestling market by interfering with MLW’s contracts and business prospects.”

MLW’s announcement on the lawsuit included the following allegations against WWE, noting that WWE has pressured third parties to abandon contracts and prospective relationships with MLW, including a major streaming deal. It was also alleged that in early 2021, a then-WWE executive warned Vice TV that WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon was “pissed” that Vice was airing MLW programming, and that Vice should stop working with the promotion.

“As described in the complaint, WWE pressured third parties to abandon contracts and prospective relationships with MLW. WWE’s misconduct included disrupting every level of MLW’s business, including a major streaming deal for MLW which would have been transformative for the company.

MLW also allege in the complaint that in early 2021, after MLW announced that it was in talks with VICE TV to air MLW programs on VICE TV, a then-WWE executive warned VICE TV that WWE owner Vince McMahon was “pissed” that VICE TV was airing MLW programs, and that VICE TV should stop working with MLW, the VICE TV executive responded that WWE’s conduct was illegal and an antitrust violation, with the WWE executive responding that she could not control McMahon.”

MLW CEO Court Bauer provided a statement on the anti-trust lawsuit and said the behavior has to stop.

“WWE has been wrongfully depriving its competitors of critical opportunities for many years, but its latest conduct has been even more unconscionable,” Bauer said. “I think we speak for the rest of the professional wrestling world when we say that this anti-competitive behavior has to stop.”

MLW added in their press release issued to us this evening, “WWE’s ongoing misconduct has hurt fans of professional wrestling and competition in the professional wrestling industry. Through this lawsuit, MLW seeks to recover its losses due to WWE’s interference and to enjoin WWE from future interference.”

The federal case is captioned MLW Media LLC v. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. MLW is represented by Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP, which is headquartered in New York City.

Stay tuned for updates.

Source: Wrestling Headlines

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They're going to point to AEW as to why they aren't a monopoly. Vince better send Tony a thank you card.

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Kerry is 20 somehow. He looks like he's playing a live action Bart Simpson.

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