The Chicago Sun-Times reported on Thursday that Scott “Colt Cabana” Colton has filed the lawsuit against former WWE Champion Phil “CM Punk” Brooks in Cook County Circuit Court in Illinois.
The reason for the lawsuit is due to Colt Cabana alleging unpaid legal fees and breach of contract stemming from the lawsuit that WWE physician Doctor Chris Amann filed against them due to comments CM Punk made on Colt Cabana’s Art of Wrestling podcast.
According to the report, Colt Cabana is claiming that CM Punk told him his legal bills would be covered by CM Punk in a text message but once Colt Cabana was left legal bills totaling $513,736, CM Punk asked Colt Cabana to pay half the bill, which is $256,868. This is when CM Punk told him he was on his own and had to pay the bill himself, which makes Colt Cabana believe that “Brooks acted with fraud, malice, and oppression toward Colton, with the deliberate intention of causing Colton harm.”
In terms of what Colt Cabana wants, he is asking for $1 Million in punitive and exemplary damages and $200,000 in general damages.