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UPDATED BACKLASH PPV LINEUP, WWE FEMALE STARS-GREATEST ROYAL RUMBLE UPDATE AND MORE NEWS

By Mike Johnson on 2018-04-30 12:52:00

Several weeks back on his podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Jerry Lawler noted that he believed WWE would be paying their female talents who were not working The Greatest Royal Rumble as if they had worked the show.  PWInsider.com has confirmed independently that WWE is indeed doing that. 

WWE filed a motion on 4/27 in the U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida seeking to have the company dismissed as a defendant in the lawsuit brought against them and WWE performer Thaddeus "Titus O'Neil" Bullard by cameraman Donald Anderson, who has alleged he was injured by Bullard during filming of the WWE Network series Swerved.  WWE is arguing that the courts in Florida hold no jurisdiction over the company as they are headquartered there.  Anderson is suing both Bullard and WWE for Battery, Assault, Willful Misconduct, Negligence, Gross Negligence, Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress and Negligent Infliction of Emotional Distress, claiming that he has faced "bodily injury, pain and suffering, mental anguish, extreme emotional distress, disfigurement, medical expenses, physical handicap, loss of income, loss of the capacity for enjoyment of life and loss of ability to earn money."   Bullard has not yet filed a reponse to the lawsuit before the court in Florida.  He had successfully lobbied for the lawsuit to be removed from California and brought to the Sunshine State, where he resides.

The current lineup for this Sunday's WWE Backlash PPV in Newark, NJ features:

*WWE Champion AJ Styles vs. Shinsuke Nakamura.
*Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe.
*Daniel Bryan vs. Big Cass.
*WWE Intercontinental champion The Miz vs. Seth Rollins
*WWE Raw Women's Champion Nia Jax vs. Alexa Bliss.
*WWE Smackdown Women's Champion Carmella vs. Charlotte Flair.

Locally advertised for the 5/7 Raw taping at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, Long Island are Roman Reigns vs. Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman vs. Elias.

As part of this weekend's Free Comic Book Day festivities, artist Rich Perotta will be signing copies of his Hacksaw Duggan comic book at JHU Comics in Staten Island, NY.

The Legends of the Ring gathering set for 6/9 in Monroe, NJ has announced Ted DiBiase, Virgil, Tenille "Emma" Dashwood, Harley Race, Tommy Rich, James Ellsworth, the former Summer Rae, The Rock N' Roll Express, D'Lo Brown, Arn Anderson, Jerry Lawler, Tony Atlas, Jeff Jarrett, Paul Ellering, Ultimo Dragon, Demolition, Gene Okerlund, Sonny Onno, Scott Casey, Dr. D David Schultz, Bill Dundee, Dominic DeNucci, Jose Luis Rivera, Damien 666, Col, DeBeers, Johnny Rodz, Raven, Bobcat, Brandi Rhodes, Mario Mancini, and the former Mohammad Hussan appearing.  For more, visit www.LegendsofTheRing.com.
 

Kevin Nash, Scott Hall and Christian have all been announced as signing at the 2018 Eternal Con event at the Nassau Coliseum.

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