By Mike Johnson on 2011-01-09 11:46:00
Louisville, Kentucky NBC affiliate WAVE3 interviewed Richard Basham,
the 18 year old currently suing World Wrestling Entertainment, Triple
H and Dwayne Johnson for alleged injuries he suffered during a 2000
WWF PPV in Louisville.
As we noted on PWInsider.com, Basham was allegedly injured as a seven
year old when Triple H and Johnson brawled into the crowd, causing the
crowd to swarm and a woman to be shoved over on Basham, who was
standing on a chair.
If you go and watch a video of the bout, you can tell the crowd is
distracted by something outside the ring after the wrestlers returning
to the ring followed a brawl in the audience.
Basham's attorney, Harris Berman, noted that Basham had no interest in
filing a suit until WWE made it clear they "refused" to pay any of the
medical bills stemming from the incident, including the ambulance ride
Basham took from the Arena that night.
When asked if suing WWE was the right thing to do, he remarked, "Yeah
for the pain and taking away a kid's childhood, because that's the
best part of anyone's life is their childhood."
As noted, TMZ.con published photos of the 18 year old playing sports
and stock car racing, which has caused some of his injury claims to be
seen in a new light. Basham did not address that during the interview
You can read the WAVE article,