And the hits just keep coming for the WWE, as new allegations against head trainer Bill DeMott emerge.
Last week, several former stars, most notably Tyler Reks, took to Twitter, blasting the WWE and some of their stars. Now, a new face has emerged, claiming Bill Demott forced male talent to train naked.
Monday night, former WWE developmental star Kevin Matthews took to Twitter with the following:
This is just the beginning of me exposing DeMott 4 what he truly is. I will not stop till justice is served. Time to open ppls eyes!
— Kevin Matthews (@2CockyKM) December 5, 2012
Clearly, Matthews has evidence of a nude male training in the ring, but one has to wonder if there is another side of this story. Ultimately, I am not doubting Mathews' claim, it just seems odd that he waited six years to make these allegations.
Don't get me wrong—I am certain these acts can be traumatizing for those involved, but you would think someone would have come forth sooner. Overall, I have to believe these aren't some random practices, as wrestling in general has always been looked upon as being a bit of a fraternity or band of brothers, if you will.
Like it or not, this could be a form of hazing or initiation into the "club." However, just because it may be tradition doesn't make it right. On the other hand, this could have been a consequence for losing a bet, or it may have even been a dare. I am not condoning these acts by any means, just having a hard time understanding why no one else has emerged with these specific claims.
In the end, time will tell if DeMott is guilty of these public charges. Then and only then, it will be up to the WWE to decide whether to keep, suspend or fire him.