A federal judge admonished an attorney Thursday as she threw out claims filed by the families of two former professional wrestlers whose deaths were allegedly linked to traumatic brain injuries suffered in the ring.

In her ruling, Hartford-based U.S. District Judge Vanessa L. Bryant said there was insufficient evidence to support claims that World Wrestling Entertainment was negligent in the deaths of Nelson Frazier and Matthew Osborne. The judge dismissed the lawsuits, which were part of a class action suit, and also denied a motion by the WWE for sanctions related to the filing of the Osborne suit.

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