During a radio interview with At The Fights, Jim Ross shared his feelings towards Bill DeMott. The former stated that the latter was a fair man and a tough guy. However, Ross also stated that DeMott might not have been the right person for the job. WWE needed someone who could see the bigger picture better than DeMott, whom Ross stated would have been great as an assistant trainer. Ross also noted that DeMott was politically incorrect.
March 8, 2015
When WWE announced that they were doing another season of Tough Enough, a lot of fans were excited until they heard that Steve Austin was not initially scheduled to be a part of the show. His stock and price demand have increased tremendously since having his own successful television shows. Now that Bill DeMott as resigned as the head trainer for the company, word has it that Austin now has a ton of leverage against management in a negotiation.
March 8, 2015
The controversy surrounding Bill DeMott is causing some headaches for WWE. The allegations have now thrown a wrench into their plans for the upcoming season of Tough Enough. In the past, they were able to showcase the intensity and roughness of DeMott as a trainer, but since he is being accused of being a bully by several former developmental wrestlers, management is understandably hesitant to put that on display on national television.
March 5, 2015
Another person that responded to Chris Jericho defending Bill DeMott from allegations of abuse is Joey Ryan, who has been quite vocal about his disgust with the lead developmental trainer. Ryan said that he does not think that Jericho is condoning the actions of DeMott, but he does feel that a response from Jericho shows that a lot of the allegations are true. Ryan tried out for WWE a while back and felt he was not given a chance.
March 4, 2015
As wrestling fans have been pondering his involvement with the show since the announcement of a new season of Tough Enough, reports have now surfaced that WWE has yet to even contact Steve Austin to be a part of the program. It is being said that management is leaning towards using Bill DeMott and the other trainers as the host of the show. There are speculations that the move by the company is being done for financial reasons.
January 27, 2015
Since a lot of people in the company are really attached to the idea, there was some enthusiasm backstage when WWE announced that they are doing another season of Tough Enough. One of the things being overlooked right now is the fact that Steve Austin has not been officially attached to the show yet. His presence was a major reason why the previous season was a hit with the fans. As of right now, Bill DeMott is the only name attached.
January 21, 2015