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Matt Riddle Acussed of Sexual Abuse in Wake of #SpeakingOut Movement; WWE Releases Statement

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Riddle has been accused by a female performer of sexual assault and harassment. She took to twitter to narrate an incident that happened in May 2018 involving Riddle.

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A day after WWE released a statement regarding WWE NXT UK talent Jordan Devlin – accused of harassment and assault in wake of the #Speakout movement naming several pro-wrestlers, including many contracted with the WWE - the company released another statement on Saturday, this time on allegations against performer Matthew Riddle, who made his main roster debut on WWE SmackDown yesterday.

CBS sports Adam Silverstein tweeted a WWE statement that read, “We take any allegation of this nature very seriously and are looking into the matter.”

Riddle has been accused by a female performer of sexual assault and harassment. She took to twitter to narrate an incident that happened in May 2018 involving Riddle.

ALSO READ: WWE UK Talents Among Wrestlers Accused of Sexual Assault and Harassment

Riddle was an independent wrestler before being signed by WWE in July 2018. Riddle later posted a tweet via his attorney refuting the allegations as ‘completely false’


Yesterday, allegations of sexual assault and harassment had shocked the British pro-wrestling circuit with top pro-wrestlers, including several contracted with the WWE, being accused by various women.

WWE UK’s Devlin, Ligero, Travis Banks, Joe Coffey names came and WWE released an official statement on Devlin – a former Cruiserweight champion - stating: “We take any allegation of this nature very seriously and are looking into the matter.” Devlin is being accused of abuse, by a person named Hannah Francesca, who shared graphic photos on Twitter of bruises throughout her lower body. Her tweets are protected now.

The pro-wresting world had been dealing with such allegations against an independent wrestler, David Starr, after a Twitter user by the name of Tori shared her story earlier this week, saying the 29-year-old sexually assaulted and abused her, prompting another woman to share her experience.

Since then, Starr has been dropped by various wrestling promotions, including an organization he co-founded - We The Independent - and stripped of his titles.

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