First off, I have no connection to the incident below, I’m just asking out of curiosity.
Second, I know pro wrestling is not a legitimate competition. In fact, that’s one of the reasons I’m asking the following.
At a recent Pay per View, a pro wrestler (“the Blue Meanie”) was involved in a preplanned brawl with several other wrestlers. During the worked fight, another wrestler (“JBL”) legitimately assaulted the Blue Meanie. On the video, JBL can be seen clearly picking his shots and focusing on a previous injury on the Meanie’s face, busting open the injury which had been closed by fourteen staples. In addition, the Blue Meanie has said some unkind things about JBL on the Meanie’s website and JBL is considered by many to be a locker-room bully.
Considering the physically interactive nature of pro wrestling in general, would it be possible* for the Meanie to have JBL arrested and/or file a civil suit?
I’ve heard of cases where other pro atheletes have had criminal charges pressed for things that have happened during a competition, but with wrestlers routinely doing moves that can cause serious injury if improperly excecuted, would it likely to be harder to prove require then if it had happened in, say, a bar?
Would testimony about JBL’s past bullying by eyewitnesses likely be allowed?
Mods, since I’m asking for opinions on the legal system, this seemed suited more for GD then GQ or IMHO. If I’m incorrect, would you please move it to the proper forum?
*By possible, I mean possible with any reasonable chance of the arrest leading to charges filed or the civil suit having a reasonable chance of being won. I’m assuming reasonably competent attorneys on both sides.
Thank in avance - DESK