JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. – A former professional wrestler from Jeffersonville, Ind., is suing a promoter and opponent over a match in which he ruptured his right testicle and had to have it removed.
In a lawsuit filed in Clark Circuit Court in Indiana, John Levi Miller accuses Coliseum Championship Wrestling and its owner, Sam Cosby, of negligence because it breached its duty to ensure his opponent, Clinton Woosley, understood the moves required in the match last June that was supposed to have a prearranged outcome.
Miller, 23, is seeking legal fees and unspecified compensation for medical expenses, The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Ky., reported.
The suit claims Miller was designated to win the match in advance by Cosby, but when Miller tried to "coordinate the match with Woosley as is the custom in the industry," Woosley chose not to discuss the choreography.
Woosley indicated that he understood the plan and told Miller "it would be OK," according to the complaint, but Woosley ended up trying to win by kicking Miller and the match ended when he could not continue.
"Kicking someone between the legs is not a normal dance move in professional wrestling," said Miller's lawyer, Larry Wilder of Jeffersonville.
Cosby, however, said the facts in the case were erroneous. He said Miller was able to finish the match and won it as planned, adding, "The kid never complained about nothing."