WWE Gets Rejected In Court, WWE Plants Ricky O. Towels, Royal Rumble 2009 Site

sources: PWInsider.com, Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— Add JAKKS Pacific to the list of organizations that have defeated World Wrestling Entertainment in the courtroom. JAKKS Pacific issued a press release yesterday saying that WWE’s claims on a void licensing agreement and alleged bribery with the company was dismissed by the Connecticut Superior Court. JAKKS Pacific head Jack Friedman said, “From the outset, we have maintained that WWE’s claims against us were meritless and part of an attempt by WWE to force us to relinquish our financial stake in our licenses. We have refused to be bullied into submission and are delighted that the Connecticut Court has granted summary judgment in our favor.” WWE has stated that they will be appealing the decision handed down by federal court last week. {WWE’s Entire Case against JAKKS Pacific and Its Senior Officers Dismissed}

— Next year’s Royal Rumble will be taking place in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, January 25, 2009.

— Ricky Ortiz continued his undefeated streak on ECW, defeating Ryan Braddock on last night’s show. He is now 5-0. Between matches WWE personnel handed out “Ricky O. Rally” towels to fans in a certain section for them to wave during his entrance/match.

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