Vince McMahon sued by XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

Former XFL Commissioner Oliver Luck filed a lawsuit against Vince McMahon last week in Connecticut seeking full payment of his five-year contract. The lawsuit alleges that Luck was wrongfully terminated and is owed the full amount stipulated in his contract. ActionNetwork.com‘s Darren Rovell reports that his sources estimate Luck’s contract at $20-25 million over five years, and note that it included a clause that stipulated he would be paid the remaining balance if he were terminated without cause. The XFL filed bankruptcy last week.

Powell’s POV: This will be an interesting story to follow and likely comes down to the wording of Luck’s contract. Luck, who is the father of former NFL quarterback Andrew Luck, became the face of the league in many ways after he was hired to serve as the commissioner in May 2018.


Readers Comments (4)

  1. The league folded due to a worldwide pandemic. The teams were basically ordered to shut down by state regulations. There was no way the league could operate in any way. And Daddy Luck thinks he was wrongfully terminated? He should try to sue COVID-19……blockhead..

    • The XFL would’ve shut down within 2 years regardless of a pandemic. Vince is going to die from a aneurysm, you can feel it.

    • Notice that Luck’s contract was “TERMINATED WITH CAUSE” He was fired with cause not let go due to the virus situation

    • Write This Way April 21, 2020 @ 1:54 pm

      The contract language will be interesting. Did Vince try to structure the XFL contracts the way wrestling contracts are? If the clause is in there, and the XFL didn’t include the pandemic in their Chapter 11 filings, then Vince may have screwed up.

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