Our sources are indicating that the possible reason for Batista being sent to SmackDown is that with Jeff Hardy gone, Rey Mysterio’s future unclear and Edge not returning until sometime until 2010, and The Undertaker not in the best of shape, the SmackDown brand is lacking some star power. The WWE is hoping that Batista can fill some of that void.
A September 14, 2009 story by the Tampa Tribune is reporting that Hulk Hogan has filed a lawsuit against two of his own attorneys, alleging he was overcharged $1.57 million in legal fees regarding the civil lawsuit brought against Hogan by the family of John Graziano. Graziano was the former Marine who was left permanently disabled semi-conscious following Nick Hogan’s August 2007 crash. Hogan is suing attorneys Morris “Sandy” Weinberg Jr. and Lee Fugate, claiming he could have been represented in the civil suit for free by his insurance company, but was never informed of that by the attorneys. Hogan alleges t letters advising him of this were never sent to him, and the attorneys began billing him the rate of $145 an hour. After billing Hogan for over $400,000, Hogan informed them he was “out of money.” The attorneys began seeing reimbursement from Hogan’s insurance instead. Hogan insurance eventually deemed that “much of the Defendants’ billings were grossly unnecessary and grossly inflated” and removed them from the case. You can read more at tbo.com