During a recent appearance on Hannibal TV, Bill Demott commented on his firing from WWE and the infamous “naked stinkface” incident. We reported back in 2015 that DeMott was fired from WWE due to claims of misconduct. A photo surfaced online showing Luke Gallows giving Zack Ryder a naked stinkface, which at the time was said to be at DeMott’s command. DeMott claims the photo was actually part of a deal the wrestlers made with him to get out of training at the end of a long week. Ryder apparently volunteered to take the move with a jelly doughtnut in his mouth and DeMott accepted. Due to this, the wrestlers were excused from practice that day. DeMott said,
“They made a deal, they didn’t want to train. They made a deal. What’s the deal? ‘I’ll give somebody a squisher bare-a**ed with a jelly doughnut in their mouth.’ I look around at 40 people and I went, ‘Deal!’ Guy gets naked, other guy sits in the corner with a jelly doughnut in his mouth, he runs across the ring, hits the Rikishi a** bump, squishes it all over the face. Funniest thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” DeMott said. “Everybody goes, ‘OK, we’re done, everybody can go home, no training, no nothing.’ That was the deal. Six years later, that picture comes out on the internet: ‘Bill DeMott makes students train naked.’… Now, was it the smartest deal I ever made? No. But it was funny as hell. You’re in a room with a bunch of people, all on the same page, they’re tired for the week. Give me a deal and we’re out. They made a deal, we stuck to the deal. Six years later somebody who was let go from the company and wasn’t satisfied told a different story: ‘DeMott makes people train naked.’ I’m an internet sensation overnight… There was no malice, there was no nothing, it was a story innocent with a bunch of men and women who trained together every day, that when things weren’t going their way, turned around and handed it to somebody else.
To be honest I probably would do the same exact thing, but letting them know the repercussions… You start to feel entitled: ‘Now you’re paying me and now I don’t want to do it so you have to find a way to make me feel better about myself.’ So that was on me. That’s the one thing I would tell myself now: stick to what you know. Not, don’t worry about hurting people’s feelings or make them feel better about themselves, help them realize early on of what’s needed and what it is.”[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_MbvRWbQgA]