WWE News: Bill DeMott out as NXT Head Trainer, Replacement Revealed

Gone Baby GoneContributerJanuary 12, 2013

Courtesy WWE.com
Courtesy WWE.com

There is big news coming out of NXT.

As it appears, head trainer Bill DeMott is no longer filling the position and has been replaced by former D-X star Billy Gunn.

According to WrestleZone.com:

We have learned that Bill DeMott is no longer the head trainer of NXT and has been replaced by Billy Gunn. It hasn't been confirmed but there is a lot of speculation regarding DeMott's future and if he will remain in the company.

This is a pretty bold move, considering DeMott has been an integral part of WWE's developmental territories for quite some time. Ultimately, he may have been replaced for any number of reasons.

The first being the most obvious: It's no secret Triple H and Billy Gunn are long-time friends and former running mates when they were a part of D-X. Not to mention, with "The Cerebral Assassin" being touted as the heir to the WWE throne, it seems only logical that he would start bringing in some of his own staff.

The other reason may not be as well known. About a month ago, former WWE developmental star Kevin Matthews posted the following tweet:


I wonder what WWE Anti Bullying Campaign would think of a photo with their head trainer @billdemott clearly hazing talent??Hmmm..

— Kevin Matthews (@2CockyKM) December 5, 2012

He later posted a NSFW pic of the incident to prove that it indeed happened. Once this hit Twitter, it was picked up by several pro-wrestling sites. So, who knows if the WWE got wind of it and was awaiting to promote the right person to replace DeMott? Either way, Demott's WWE future doesn't look too bright.

In the end, only time will tell if DeMott will be released. Until then, we can only speculate what will become of him and what kind of legacy he leaves behind.