MIAMI (CN) – Sobe Entertainment claims it advanced pro wrestler Paul Wight $1 million to buy a house, plus $84,000 a month, on Wight’s promise that it could manage him as he trained to become a pro boxer. But Sobe says Wight – a 7-foot, 500-lb. fighter known as “The Big Show” – refused to perform, and failed to reveal he owed the IRS $450,000. Now the IRS has filed a lien on the house, Sobe says.
Sobe demands $2 million from Wight and his wife, Bess Wight, in Miami-Dade County Court.
Sobe also claims the World Wrestling Entertainment tortiously interfered by re-signing Wight after he dismissed Sobe. Sobe is represented by Daniel Foodman.