Former professional wrestler Billy Jack Haynes is suing the WWE. He was diagnosed with Hepatitis C and claims he contracted the disease from a bloody wrestling match during his tenure with the company.
With his incredible good looks, Haynes was primed to become a major breakout star during the 1980’s. Unfortunately, after quitting the WWE (then WWF) once, going to the NWA and quitting that company, the WWF slightly soured on him. He was rehired and remained a popular face on WWF/WWE television, but was never pushed hard by the promotion.
Haynes lived a troubled life after his wrestling star faded and was a frequent guest on talk shows when Vince McMahon was facing criminal charges related to steroids.
According to entertainment lawyer Broda, Haynes may have a hard time proving the WWE is at fault for his woes since he has not worked for the company in roughly 25 years.
He is seeking roughly $5 million in damages.