During his controversial appearance on Colt Cabana’s The Art of Wrestling podcast, CM Punk talked about having a life-threatening staph infection that WWE doctors allegedly refused to treat for months.
In response, WWE doctor Chris Amann is firing back with a million-dollar defamation lawsuit filed in the Cook County Records. Who knew a guy’d be upset when you call him “the most worthless piece of sh*t I’ve ever met,” and get it covered everywhere on the internet?
Claiming his reputation has suffered as a result of the former WWE wrestlers’ comments, Amann is seeking more than $1 million in compensatory damages, as well as an undetermined amount of punitive damages.
During the Nov. 26 episode of Colton’s weekly podcast, Amann says Brooks “repeatedly and falsely impugned the integrity” of him as a doctor by saying he misdiagnosed a growth on the wrestler’s back as a fatty deposit and disregarded requests to remove it.
Amann claims Brooks and Colton “knowingly fabricated the false and disparaging statements” about him, knowing they would be heard by third parties, such as WWE fans and the media, given their celebrity statuses.
In his complaint, Amann says the statements made the defendants “are highly offensive in that they accuse [him] of a gross lack of integrity as a medical doctor, an inability to perform his professional duties as a medical doctor, and in placing the financial interest of his employer above life-threatening health conditions of his patients.”
Maybe someone should get the man a Z-Pak for those sick burns.
In all seriousness, defamation lawsuits are strict business, and we’ll keep you updated as the story progresses. Also, in all seriousness, if saying mean things about people in the wrestling business can result in million-dollar lawsuits, nobody tell WWE about this website.