WWE’s Performance Center underwent quite a few changes over the past few years, especially when it came to changing up their Head Coach. The biggest change came after Bill Demott was released from his position as Head Coach, something that many approved of. Now it appears Demott decided to address the allegations meted out against him in WWE.
Bill Demott is one of the most controversial names in WWE history, who worked as the Head Coach in NXT a few years ago. He eventually stepped down from his role after allegations of abuse and misconduct made headlines all over social media and media outlets.
It is a known fact that Bill Demott constantly used his position to belittle people with offensive language and was even homophobic in nature. He was accused of intentionally causing or trying to cause injuries amongst the trainees or making existing injuries worse through neglect or maliciousness. Demott would go on to deny all such allegations made against him.
While speaking to Steve Fall, Bill Demott addressed the abuse and misconduct allegations made against him. Demott stated that an investigation was launched into the allegations and nothing was found, but Demott understood he had to quit his job as he had far too much heat and NXT had just started gaining steam as a brand.
“When I took over FCW which then turned into NXT, I already knew it had a shelf life before social media and all these things. The funny thing about the allegations was when they came out the first time, there was a full investigation. The company comes out and says, ‘We found none of this to hold any water’, but social media was so on fire that they didn’t want the heat and I don’t blame them. NXT was just starting to tour the states before it became really big, so we were on our first tour of the states outside of Florida.
I made a promise to Triple H. I know what the business is. I’ve been through it. I’ve been through the goods and bads, the ups and downs, and I would never do anything to embarrass him or this company. So when everything came about, you have two options. Fight and add fuel to the fire because now you’re going to be spending all your time doing that which means you can’t do your job, which means nobody’s focused on what they’re doing, or you go, ‘You know what? I appreciate the time. I’m gonna step away and let everybody keep moving on.’”
Matt Bloom would replace Bill Demott as Head Coach and the Performance Center saw a huge improvement right after that. NXT is also in a much better place now with Shawn Michaels in charge. Regardless, Demott is unlikely to ever return to WWE and people are glad about that fact.
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