WWE News: Developmental head trainer is under fire again
WWE's developmental head trainer Bill DeMott facing another round of allegations from former a developmental wrestler. The latest comments were made by Austin Matelson, who wrestled as Austin Draven and Judas Devlin, during an appearance on the Vendetta Pro Radio 2K15 show.
Matelson also released a memo he sent to WWE officials Canyon Cemen, Dorothy Brill, and Jane Geddes on March 11, 2013 detailing his allegations. He alleged that he participated in drills that "were hazardous to our safety," an unprofessional work environment, the use of homophobic slurs and other derogatory comments. You can read the full letter he sent to the WWE officials at Reddit.com.
WWE issued the following statement to Prowrestling.net on Tuesday following a request for comment. "WWE took the accusations made two years ago by Austin Matelson very seriously, conducted a full investigation and was unable to validate the claims. Regardless, WWE continues to reinforce policies and procedures to ensure a positive training environment."
Powell's POV: It's worth noting that former developmental wrestlers Chase Donovan, Chad Baxter, and Kevin Matthews made similar accusations about DeMott back in 2013 on the "Two And A Half Wrestlers" podcast. Regarding those claims, WWE issued the following statement to Prowrestling.net on July 8, 2013.
"There have been no sexual harassment complaints filed against any employee at the WWE's training facility in Orlando. Instead there have been baseless allegations made by disgruntled talent recently released by WWE. Regardless, WWE takes these issues seriously and investigated this matter, concluding that there was no wrongdoing."
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