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June 6, 2005

Missed It: Marvel/WWE Impasse

I can make neither hide nor hair of this article -- I barely got past all the advertisements to get at the text -- but it looks like the WWE/Marvel legal fighting died down in April after the WWE's latest lawsuit was dismissed. The wrestling organization has sued Marvel basically in order to keep rights -- or the ability to negotiate with wrestler/actor Terry Bollea -- for use of the Hulk Hogan name that would be important in launching a wrestling channel or more extensive pay-by-demand service featuring matches from the 1980s. I think this is recognition from the court that the wrestling league can negotiate with the wrestler, plus a lot of language about the timing of any future legal action.
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