WWE’s physician, Dr. Chris Amann, filed a lawsuit today in Cook County, Illinois against Phil Brooks (CM Punk) and Scott Colton (Colt Cabana) for comments the two made about him on Cabana’s “Art of Wrestling” podcast.
Amann’s claim is that both guys comments about him during their November podcast were untrue, defamatory and painted him in a false light by improperly insinuating that he had a lack of integrity and incompetence as a medical doctor.
The WWE doctor is seeking in excess of one million dollars in compensatory damages, as well as punitive damages.
In particular, Amann claimed that Punk impugned his reputation by saying he had misdiagnosed a fatty deposit on his back and ignored his requests to remove it, a deposit that Punk went on to claim ended up turning into life-threatening MSRA.
Amann claims that he was never asked by Punk to treat any lump or remove anything off of his back, and that Punk never showed him any such lump, nor did he prescribe him any antibiotics for it as Punk claimed.
Additionally, he is claiming that Cabana aided in falsely depicting him as a lazy and/or incompetent doctor. Furthermore, he claimed both men knowingly fabricated the false and disparaging statements about him.