10 Insane Reasons Wrestlers Got Sued

The other kind of "wrestler's court".

Paige Titus

It doesn't matter if you're in the ring or outside it, wrestling is a hazardous business. While we all gleefully delight in watching human bodies plummet from atop ladders, through tables, or onto spiky things, what goes on in front of the cameras is normally choreographed to be as safe as humanly possible. Real-life, I'm sorry to inform you, is not.

Compared to the sort of trials awaiting them out there, the choreographed perils they endure as a "day job" usually pale in comparison. You see, pro-wrestling is an American pursuit and, as a national pastime, its popularity only really wilts next to the true cultural behemoths of baseball, patriotism, and filing frivolous lawsuits against absolutely anybody who has done you wrong.

And, in some cases, even people who obviously haven't.

Wrestlers, being the larger-than-life celebrities that they are, tend to get sued all the time. Usually, it's for boring things like image rights, violated contracts (Brock!), or mishaps inside the ring but, this being the most deranged industry on Earth, sometimes the legal proceedings are more bizarre than any story that's been concocted by Vince or his team of breastfed soap writers.

10. Allegedly Being A Dominatrix - Natalya

Paige Titus

In 2014, prisoner Christopher Donnelly attempted to sue Natalya because, and I'm quoting directly here, "Neidhart was a dominatrix who had beaten him between the period of 2005 and 2009 when they were together at hotels throughout the U.S. and had forced him into extreme sexual abuse and even to prostitute himself." He was seeking damages in the region of $250,000.

If you've not made the leap already, I can tell you that not a single part of this is even remotely true.

Possibly the biggest giveaway here was that Donnelly decided to take it upon himself to be his own legal representative in this case, despite having no background in it whatsoever. It took a county judge mere minutes to throw the case out and reprimand him for wasting everyone's time.

Quite what Natalya thinks about this is anybody's guess, but I'm willing to bet she'd have quite happily obliged him some intense physical pain upon receiving the news. In a sensational rib, Total Divas would send her to visit an actual dominatrix in the following season.

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