Boxing Champion Floyd Mayweather Wins WrestleMania-Related Lawsuit
Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather won a lawsuit against a music producer who claimed he illegally used a song of his during his WrestleMania 24 ring entrance, when he squared off against WWE Superstar Big Show in one of the main events of the evening.
The music producer, Anthony Lawrence Dash, sued Mayweather in 2010, claiming Mayweather did not have the rights to use the song at the annual wrestling pay-per-view. Dash sued Mayweather, WWE and others for a reported $150,000 in damages, but a judge recently ruled in Mayweather’s favor.
According to the ruling, Dash was not entitled to a cut of the profits from Mayweather’s use of the music, as he couldn’t prove Mayweather, or WWE, made any money off of the song.