Former WWE producer Andrew Green is suing the company and the Big Show after Green claimed that Show choked him and hit him in the face while he was doing an interview for WWE.COM at the Royal Rumble according to Courthousenews.com.
Green says that he was tasked with a job to interview the Big Show on that night in Phoenix, Arizona, and Show refused to do it until he told him that a Senior Vice President wanted him to do it.
The lawsuit says that Big Show used profanity and then agreed to do the interview, shouting at him, waving his fist in Green’s face, grabbing him by the throat and striking his face while backing him up against a truck. The lawsuit also states that Show said, “You son of a bitch … Are you having fun right now … Don’t even come up to me again … I don’t give a shit who you are.”
Triple H told Big Show to redo the interview and show the same emotion however Show said that he couldn’t do it as the original shoot had his “real emotions.” After Show was instructed to tape it again, it was determined that the original shoot was better and they decided to go ahead with it on the WWE site.
Green claims that he was unable to work for WWE again after the pay-per-view as he didn’t feel comfortable around Big Show and other wrestlers and said that WWE “encouraged its wrestlers, including Big Show, to act in a violent and threatening manner both inside and outside of the wrestling ring relative to their appearances and participation in staged wrestling events as a means of entertainment.”
Green and his wife are seeking damages for assault and negligence. The interview has been removed from the WWE.COM website.