10 Wildest Wrestling Lawsuits Ever

9. It’s Me, It’s Me, It’s… Jay-Z?

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Diamond Dallas Page is a very savvy businessman.

Before he was a wrestler, he ran a nightclub in Florida, and has since made an absolute fortune as the figurehead of DDP Yoga.

It should come as no surprise then that when of his signature poses started being used by somebody else, Page was quick to act.

The "somebody else" in question was none other than international rap megastar Jay-Z. In 2005, DDP filed a lawsuit against the musician for trademark infringement over the "Diamond Cutter" hand gesture that Page had created back in the 90s.

In a pretty shocking turn of events, the lowly wrestler actually defeated the hip-hop icon when the pair reached a settlement out of court. Page received an undisclosed amount of money for his troubles, which almost definitely went straight into producing more of those DDPY shirts.

Of course, the great irony of this whole situation is that Page himself owed some of his success to something stolen from another famous musical act.

His WCW theme was 100% a rip-off of Nirvana's Smells Like Teen Spirit! Dave Grohl has even said as much!

But hey, the guy's a legend, so we'll let him off.


Jacob Simmons has a great many passions, including rock music, giving acclaimed films three-and-a-half stars, watching random clips from The Simpsons on YouTube at 3am, and writing about himself in the third person.