See you later. The SpeakOut movement has changed a lot of things about the wrestling world in several ways. A lot of wrestlers from around the world have seen their careers take some major hits and that is not a bad thing. While they may hurt the wrestling promotions in the short term, it is much better to get rid of these problems in the long term. Now, another name might be going away for a bit.
One of the interesting points of the whole issue has been wrestling companies releasing or punishing wrestlers from all levels of competition. Some companies have had more issues than others and that is one of the best things that can happen. With so many wrestlers in trouble of some sort, it is a good sign that some companies are getting rid of anyone, no matter what. Another name is going to be gone for the time being.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, NXT has released referees Joel Allen and Chris Roberts and suspended wrestler Joe Coffey. This comes after SpeakOut allegations were made against all three in recent weeks. Allen was seen in a video as part of the David Starr allegations. Roberts has faced allegations of grooming a fifteen year old girl while he was in his early twenties. Coffey’s allegations include sending women unsolicited nude photos and stalking. At the moment, it is not clear when NXT UK will be running events again.
There are some people in NXT UK who are a bit more noble. Check out some of them in action:
Opinion: The hits just keep on coming as there are all kinds of people who have faced such allegations. NXT UK has taken a lot of hits but that is exactly what should be happening right now. WWE may not have known what was going on but now they have to do something like this. No one they have on their roster is valuable enough to keep around with these kinds of allegations floating around.
Is WWE handling this properly? Will NXT UK be back? Let us know in the comments below.
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