More than 50 wrestlers sue WWE over head injuries

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More than 50 former wrestlers are suing World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE).

The list includes iconic wrestling names like Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Joseph “Road Warrior Animal” Laurinaitis, and Paul “Mr. Wonderful” Orndorff.

Their federal lawsuit seeks to hold the WWE responsible for the brain injuries they suffered in the ring.

The wrestlers claim the company kept them from learning the dangers of those injuries.

They say the WWE classified them as independent contractors, instead of employees, in order to avoid liability under worker protection laws.

“WWE placed corporate gain over its wrestlers’ health, safety, and financial security, choosing to leave the plaintiffs severely injured and with no recourse to treat their damaged minds and bodies,” the complaint said.

The WWE says it's confident this lawsuit will be dismissed just like previous ones.