Bill DeMott is resigning from his position as WWE’s Lead Trainer in NXT amid a slew of allegations regarding bullying and harassment of developmental talents.

The story picked up steam this week when former NXT developmental talent, a letter by Austin Matelson (aka Judas Devlin) resurfaced this week and the full letter is available online, describing in detail the harassment he and many other talents, dealt with from DeMott.

DeMott was known as Hugh Morris in his WCW days and was on WWE’s most recent season of Tough Enough, as a trainer, back in 2011.

Many other former employees have come forward, backing Matelson’s allegations, including EC3, Trent Barretta and Briley Pierce.


DeMott announced his resignation from the position in a tweet earlier today, saying:

“I deny the recent allegations made about me, however, to avoid any embarrassment or damage to the WWE, I’ve decided to step down from my role effective immediately.”

Allegations made against DeMott included bullying tactics, including racial and sexual slurs directed towards developmental talents.

The WWE has not commented yet, regarding DeMott’s resignation. They did release a statement a few days ago regarding the allegations:

“WWE took the accusations made two years ago by Austin Matelson very seriously, conducted a full investigation and was unable to validate the claims. Regardless, WWE continues to reinforce policies and procedures to ensure a positive training environment.”

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