Former pro wrestlers sue WWE over concussions

Two former professional wrestlers accuse the WWE of “selling violence” and ignoring concussions they say left them with serious brain injuries.

The men have filed a potential class-action lawsuit in federal court in Philadelphia. That’s where a judge is weighing a similar case that could yield a $1 billion settlement for thousands of former NFL players.

The WWE plaintiffs are Evan Singleton of Lancaster and Vito Lograsso of Coatesville.

The suit says Singleton performed under the name Adam Mercer from 2012-2013 and is now disabled due to brain trauma.

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The lawsuit says Lograsso suffers from migraines, memory loss, depression and deafness after nearly a decade with the WWE.

The Stamford, Connecticut-based company did not immediately return a call for comment.

The lawsuit seeks unspecified economic damages and medical monitoring.

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