THQ responds to WWE lawsuit
THQ steps into the judicial ring.
THQ offered comments in response to the lawsuit filed by World Wrestling Entertainment Inc earlier today against Jakks Pacific, THQ and others.
THQ is committed to preserving its rights under the videogame license with the WWE. THQ believes the WWE is pleased with the manner in which THQ has managed their brand in the video game category. As THQ is not directly accused of any wrongdoing in the complaint -- rather the complaint alleges wrongdoing on the part of JAKKS Pacific and others of which THQ was and is unaware -- THQ is not in a position to comment on these allegations. In any event, either there is no basis for terminating the video game license, or THQ expects to be made whole by those whose conduct is eventually found to be unlawful. THQ intends to vigorously protect and pursue its rights, if necessary.
Fans can rest easy that the lawsuit will bear no effect on games currently scheduled for release, including WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw, scheduled for release next month.