Partial Source: Pwinsider
UPDATE x 2: Matt Bloom, aka Albert/Tensai, has been named the interim head trainer for WWE and will be taking over Bill DeMott’s responsibilities at the WWE Performance Center and in developmental. WWE Talent Relations employee Mark Carano announced the news in an email to the developmental talents after DeMott issued his public resignation.
UPDATE: The feeling among developmental talents is somewhat “celebratory” as DeMott was not well-liked among them. At this time, WWE’s only public statement on DeMott is their retweeting of his resignation announcement.
More names had come out backing up claims of DeMott’s abuse over the past day or so, such as Terra Callaway who claimed over Twitter that during a tryout five or six years ago, she witnessed DeMott using racist phrases and comments toward an unnamed wrestler of Middle Eastern ethnicity and DeMott turned to her and “screamed at me from across the venue asking why I was not in the seminar. I arrived 30 min before it was scheduled to end and at the time did not have the funds. He continued to yell from across the venue at me as if I had done something wrong but I got in there for the last bit and did it without warming up, without stretching, just so I wouldn’t continue to be shouted at for no reason at all.”
DeMott’s last date for WWE was last night’s NXT TV taping. Nothing was said to the roster last night, suggesting that the resignation was decided upon earlier today. It is not known whether he made the decision on his own or if WWE influenced him to do so.
ORIGINAL: WWE Performance Center trainer Bill DeMott has stepped down “effective immediately” in light of the recent allegations being made against him from various former WWE developmental wrestlers.
DeMott tweeted the following message on Friday, denying the allegations but hoping to avoid addition embarrassment/damage to WWE in light of the situation:
“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.”