The #SpeakingOut movement sought to create a safe environment throughout the pro wrestling world. WWE saw a few Superstars on their roster called out with allegations, and they varied with their of response.

Velveteen Dream and Austin Theory were both called out, but they are still in WWE NXT. Theory was pulled from the main roster following the allegations. It wasn’t confirmed why he was moved back to NXT, but that is where Austin Theory presently resides.

The NXT UK roster saw a few Superstars and a referee released. This is something that Triple H spoke about when he was asked about WWE’s response to the #SpeakingOut movement during an interview with Metro UK.

“Part of this is why we started [NXT UK] in the first place – to professionalise and put that system into place where everyone can feel safe and protected, and have a working environment that is inclusive of everyone and the opportunity to do what we do. We take every allegation very seriously, and you can refer back to our policy. It’s zero tolerance for things of this manner. We look into everything. We look into it, we go from there to see what is legitimate, what is not, what is real, what isn’t, and deal with it accordingly. While a lot of these things happened years ago, we take them very seriously. We also have an open policy with everybody. No one should ever feel like, ‘I didn’t wanna say anything.’ That’s the exact opposite of what we want. We’re trying to make this the safe, inclusive environment for everybody that it should be.’

Triple H previously stated that they conducted an investigation on Velveteen Dream and found no evidence. Dream’s accuser claims that they never contacted him.

The highest profile name called out from WWE in the #SpeakingOut movement was Matt Riddle. He outright denied any allegations of sexual assault, but he did come clean about infidelity.

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