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WWE to be Sued, Pre-Show Match Announced, Battle Royal Has Another Participant and Big Team Signed

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The Wrestling Observer is reporting that many ex-WWE talents are apparently preparing to file a class-action lawsuit against the company involving royalties and the WWE Network.

The report states that the main argument involves the WWE Network itself taking the place of DVDs and Blu Rays, which has caused the revenue from those two sources to drop. The overall feeling is that those who would be involved in the lawsuit, who have not been named, should be entitled to revenue from the replacement.

WWE has announced that The Usos vs. The Dudley Boyz will take place as part of the WrestleMania 32 Kickoff Show. The match had been originally scheduled to take place as part of the main card.

Tyler Breeze Confirmed for WrestleMania 32’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal

Tyler Breeze has been officially confirmed as one of the participants taking part in the third-annual Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal at WrestleMania 32. Breeze now joins The Social Outcasts,Big Show, and Kane as part of the 20-man field in this match, which will take place as part of the WrestleMania 32 Kickoff Show.

WWE has issued the following press release:

Tag team specialists The Mighty Don’t Kneel sign with WWE

Australians Michael Nicholls & Shane Veryzer — who’ve competed around the world as The Mighty Don’t Kneel — have signed with WWE and will report to Orlando next month.

One of the globe’s most decorated tag teams is on its way to the WWE Performance Center.

Michael Nicholls and Shane Veryzer have signed with WWE and will report to the WWE Performance Center in early April to begin training as part of a new class of recruits, WWE.com has confirmed.

Hailing from Perth, Australia, the duo — known to fans as Mikey Nicholls and Shane Haste, aka The Mighty Don’t Kneel — has competed on their home continent and beyond, achieving their greatest notoriety in Japan under the banner of Pro Wrestling NOAH. While there, Nicholls & Veryzer trained in Japan’s rugged dojos, crossed paths with the likes of current NXT Superstar Hideo Itami and former ECW Champion Masato Tanaka, and won the league’s heavyweight tag team titles twice.

TMDK also developed a reputation for innovative double-team maneuvers, and were voted the top tandem of the year by members of the Japanese media in 2013. It was the first time that non-Japanese competitors had won the award since 1998, when Vader and soon-to-be WWE Hall of Famer Stan Hansen were honored. It is currently unknown whether Nicholls & Veryzer will continue as a team or pursue individual competition in NXT.

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