Goldust Injured, New Mae Young Classic Member, WWE Lawsuit Update
Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Raw Superstar Goldust has been carrying on the Rhodes family legacy in WWE over the past few years, and fans cannot get enough of "The Bizarre One." Unfortunately, it now appears that Goldust will have to take some time off from the ring for a while to heal an injury that he has received. Goldust recently tweeted out a photo of himself in Birmingham, Alabama as he prepared to undergo surgery. The nature of his injury or when he is expected to be back is unknown at this time, but he thanked everybody in WWE for helping him out and working with him. Goldust is the latest name in a long list of WWE Superstars (including names such as Ruby Riott and Fandango) who have recently gone down with injuries.
There are 32 spots in the Mae Young Classic tournament this August, and WWE still has yet to announce a single participant in the tournament. Plenty of names have been rumored to enter the tournament, including Japanese sensation and new WWE signee Io Shirai, but another competitor is now reportedly taking part in the tournament later this year. Per a report from PWInsider, Vernice Gabriel will be announced for the Mae Young Classic tournament very soon. Gabriel is an independent wrestler from The Philippines who will be competing in WWE for the first time in her career during the tournament. This year's Mae Young Classic will be taped at Full Sail University on August 8th and 9th.
Tattoo artist Catherine Alexander filed a lawsuit against WWE and video game company 2K after she found her tattoo designs in WWE's 2K video game series. Alexander worked on Randy Orton's tattoos, and she filed a lawsuit against the companies months ago since the designs were used in the games without her knowledge or prior approval. However, a new report from PWInsider has confirmed that WWE filed a motion to have the lawsuit officially dismissed earlier this week. Alexander reportedly does not have any copyright registrations on her tattoo designs, and she also does not have jurisdiction over WWE in Illinois since they do most of their business in the states of Delaware and Connecticut.