The suit was filed in response to TNA’s claims that Steiner breached his TNA deal by slamming the company and management on Twitter. In a five page motion filed on October 9, TNA claimed that Steiner didn’t file a complaint with the company and let them fix the problem, as mentioned in their talent agreement contracts, before he filed hislawsuit. TNA contracts state that they have thirty days to fix the problem after being told about it. Since that process never happened, they can’t be held accountable for any alleged breach. They also claim that Steiner didn’t “state a complaint upon which relief can be granted” in his lawsuit, making it unable to go forward.
TNA have continued to claim that Steiner breached his May 2010contract with the company due to his Twitter rants. Even though they requested a cease and desist, he has continued, which lead to thelawsuit. Steiner has said his TNA deal expired and he chose to turn them down for a new deal. A hearing on TNA’s motion is set for October 26 in Nashville.