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WWE: Eugene character stolen idea...Lawsuit pending?

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TRD

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 04:21 PM
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The following was a press release sent to and taken directly from PWTorch.com:

"I have some interesting facts that you might be interested in. My name is Alex Lourido and for the last ten years my partner, David Francella, and I have been creating a show called, "The Psychotic Neurotics Comedy Show," which is shot and produced in Philadelphia.

Our most popular character on the show is Eugene, the mentally challenged actor who is played by me! The similarities between our Eugene and Nick Dinsmore's Eugene, are daunting, and it even gets better.

Back in December, Dave and I spoke with Todd Resnick, an Executive Producer from Spike TV, and pitched our show to him. He was interested in learning more so we sent him a show that showcased Eugene as our strongest character! (Do you see where we're going with this!) Mr. Resnick then contacts us personally, and via mail, to tell us that they have decided not to run with "it," but they really liked our ideas and we have an open door policy with them to pitch further show concepts!

Shortly after this, I'm talking maybe a month or so later, Nick Dinsmore reveals his Eugene character on Spike's "Raw," one of the highest-rated shows on cable TV!

We have spoken to our attorney and he is in the process of developing a case. This is a huge story, and when people see our Eugene Character that was developed 10 years ago, and is still very popular on our show, they will immediately reach the conclusion that Nick Dinsmore stole the character.

As a matter of fact, the entire story line that "Raw" is developing with the Eugene Character has been stolen from one of our shows. Dave and I can tell you exactly where their story line is going and what is going to happen, because they didn't even have the decency to change it a little!"



Ben

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 11:10 PM
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is this for real?



posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 11:20 PM
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HOLY sh!t.

Not good for WWE. Not good at all.

Shame on them for stealing other people's ideas. Hope they get their asses sued!



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:07 PM
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For some reason I could see WWE doing something like that. Don't see why they wouldn't get sued, if I had an idea that was worth that much I sure as hell would



posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:32 PM
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the eugene character is stupid anyway and is an insult to nick dinsmore.

a retarded wrestler, wow what a way to set a guy up to fall! great idea make him seem retarded and he'll be stuck with this character the entire time he's with WWE.

personally i think they used dinsmore as a joke.

lets be honest one does not grow out of being retarded and it would be unbelievable even for wrestling fans to think that anyone could simply stop being retarded and buy this character.

i'm hoping they DO get sued and have to drop the character.

whats next? a helen keller wrestling character? christ how stupid can they be?


TRD

posted on Jun, 18 2004 @ 01:40 PM
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Well if this character IS on the show and HAS been for so many years. Then i guess the WWE did take the idea. Bad news if they did it will cost them alot of money. I mean how stupid can a big entertainments company be? They could have just asked and paid to use the chatacter just like anyone else would have done.


Ben

posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 08:38 AM
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how much money could you actually get for this though



posted on Jun, 19 2004 @ 10:04 AM
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Originally posted by Ben
how much money could you actually get for this though


It all depends on how well you present your case in court. If you were to bring in your best friend who said that you did then near nothing, but if you had a list of employers for your Eugene and others that you fought then you could make a fair bit of money. Probably close to what WWE made on his character would go to the creator


TRD

posted on Jun, 20 2004 @ 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by Ben
how much money could you actually get for this though


Well it's obvious they have shows with this Eugene character in as it's been aired on the TV for years. It could cost the WWE a hell of a lot of money.



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