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Former WWE Tag Team Champion Rene Dupree Files Royalty Lawsuit Against WWE

Posted By: Ben Kerin on Apr 07, 2016

Former WWE Tag Team Champion Rene Dupree Files Royalty Lawsuit Against WWE

Former WWE Tag Team Champion Rene Dupree (Rene Goguen) has filed lawsuit against  WWE claiming that he and other on-screen talent have not seen any royalty pay from the WWE Network or content streamed on Netflix.

The former WWE Superstar who competed for the company from 2003-2007 claims that his contract granted WWE ownership of intellectual properties connected to him including his ring name, gimmick, costumes, props and themes in return for part of a payout of up to 25% of net receipts to a “pool of wrestlers” for licensed home video releases including video cassettes, video discs, CD ROMs “or other technology, including technology not yet created” for PPV appearances. The lawsuit says that by not paying royalties from the Network, WWE is breaching the contract as it fits the “technology not yet created” part of the contract.

WWE’s attorney Jerry McDevitt told the site that Goguen signed a contract in 2011 that denies him the ability to bring such a lawsuit. 

Click Here to read more on the lawsuit from The Hollywood Reporter.

Tags: #wwe #rene dupree

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