…claiming her son suffered serious brain injuries in the ring that led to his death … and the WWE ignored the problem.
Doink — real name Matthew Osborne — died from a drug overdose in 2013 … but in her lawsuit, Doink’s mother says his drug addiction was a result of years of concussions he sustained while wrestling.
As per Doink’s mother, WWE were aware about the dangers of the brain injuries that has plagued WWE wrestlers for years … and says the organization could have helped her son seek proper treatment. She also state that WWE did create a program in 2006 called the “Wellness Program” — but says it only deceived her son by creating a false sense of security that led him to NOT get adequate treatment for his problems.
The dramatic turn here is that Doink’s mom says Vince McMahon has essentially turned a blind eye to the scores of WWE superstars who have died young over the years — ignoring huge warning signs that could’ve saved her son and others, and the examples are endless – the Ultimate Warrior, Mr. Perfect, Crush, Bam Bam Bigelow, Eddie Guerrero, Randy Savage, Big Boss Man, Yokozuna, Chris Benoit and more.
A lawyer for the WWE told the Dallas Morning News that the suit has no merit and accuses Doink’s family of simply trying to get “NFL money.”
Let’s see if this fight get thrown out of the ring.