For years, Bill DeMott and Billy Gunn were staples of the developmental program in WWE. DeMott was fired after a major controversy. Well, now Gunn is following him out the door. Management was forced to fire Gunn after finding out that he was taking performance enhancing drugs for his power lifting career that he was doing on the side. The front office stated that they had no idea he was even doing that.
November 13, 2015
Earlier this week, it was announced that Bill DeMott would be doing a weekly podcast interview show. Some are anticipating the controversy that will surely be generated by that. A name that he should consider signing up is Ivelisse Velez, who happened to be one of the first developmental wrestlers to report DeMott to WWE. That would generate quite the interest for the new show.
August 13, 2015
When the controversial Bill DeMott was forced to resign from WWE, management gave Matt Bloom a chance and promoted him from Assistant Head Coach to Interim Head Coach of NXT. Well, after several weeks, he has proven to the front office that he is the man to lead the next generation of stars. Bloom has now been officially promoted to Head Coach. The company cited his years of experience in the business as a major asset for developmental.
May 19, 2015
Thus far, there has been very little negative things being said about Matt Bloom since he has taken over at the head trainer in NXT. While some of that might be because a lot of people disliked Bill DeMott and his ways, the main reason is that Bloom is simply doing a good job. Word coming out of the company is that he is firm but fair with the developmental wrestlers. He also has a good degree of knowing about working in the ring.
April 27, 2015
In case you have not noticed, accusations against Bill DeMott have not been as vocal as they previously were. Joey Ryan hinted on social media that the WWE legal department might have had something to do with that. He was one of the more vocal of the people who believe that management should have fired DeMott for his inappropriate behavior towards the developmental wrestlers. Ryan has a well known hatred of DeMott.
March 16, 2015
WWE was not as oblivious to the accusations thrown at Bill DeMott as many fans assume them to be. There are cameras installed throughout the performance center, and the company does keep footage of all the practices. The move was done a couple of years back because the front office wanted to protect themselves from potential lawsuits from disgruntled developmental wrestlers who ended up not making it to the main roster.
March 14, 2015
Earlier in the month, allegations surfaced that Bill DeMott once had Luke Gallows strip naked and do a stink face to Zack Ryder during a developmental session. The former WWE head trainer has responded to the allegations. While he does acknowledge that the incident happened, he refutes the notion that it was his idea. DeMott stated that the other trainees were the ones that came up with that because they wanted to skip the session.
March 13, 2015
While Bill DeMott is no longer with the company after tendering his resignation earlier this month, the former trainer is expected to be sitting in a room with WWE representatives again very soon. The belief in the industry is that there will be lawsuits heading towards the desk of Vince McMahon very soon. Some of the developmental wrestlers that made allegations are expected to now take things to court. Settlements are expected.
March 12, 2015
Yet another former developmental wrestler has spoken out about Bill DeMott. Trenesha Biggers posted an email filled with allegation that she sent out years ago. In it, she states that DeMott never really gave her a fair shake and even went out of his way to make her feel like she was not a welcomed member of the WWE training program. The woman formerly known as Rhaka Khan in TNA stated that her career was hurt by the experience.
March 12, 2015