WWE has released a statement clarifying where they stand regarding talent being accused of matters like sexual assault or domestic violence.
In the wake of many people coming forward with stories of sexual, emotional or physical abuse as part of the #SpeakingOut movement in wrestling, WWE released the following:
“Individuals are responsible for their own personal actions. WWE has zero tolerance for matters involving domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault. Upon arrest for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately suspended. Upon conviction for such misconduct, a WWE talent will be immediately terminated. WWE’s ability to fine, suspend or terminate a WWE talent will not be, however, limited or compromised in any manner in the event incontrovertible evidence of such illegal misconduct is presented to WWE.”
As we previously reported, NXT UK wrestlers Jordan Devlin and Travis Banks have been suspended indefinitely by PROGRESS Wrestling due to claims made against them on social media. Other wrestlers on the NXT UK brand have had allegations brought against them as well.
According to a BBC reporter, West Yorkshire Police have confirmed they are “carrying out initial enquiries” regarding some of the allegations of abuse in the UK.