WWE’s Matt Riddle and Jordan Devlin refuted the allegations brought against them by different women yesterday during a day that rocked the world of professional wrestling from all corners of the globe while Ligero said that things didn’t go the way one of his accuser said and apologized to others.
Riddle, hours before he made his Smackdown debut on FOX, tweeted a statement from his attorney which read, “The allegations by this independent female performer are completely false and another attempt to harass and humiliate Mr. and Mrs. Riddle and to try to tarnish their reputation in the community. We have been aware for the last two years of this performer stalking the Riddle family. In 2019, our firm had drafted a pleading against this performer to seek an injunction for cyberstalking in the Circuit Court for Orange County, Florida.”
Jordan Devlin, the Cruiserweight champion who was also one of the first to be accused of domestic violence, also refuted what was said. A female showed photos of several bruises and said that Devlin did it to her.
“I didn’t even want to address the hurtful allegation made against me, but for the sake of my followers and friends on this platform that may for whatever reason be unsure, I’m going to address this once,” Devlin wrote. “The recent allegation made against me is completely and utterly false and I deny it entirely. This is a case of a malicious personal agenda being executed against me on the back of a very brave telling of true experiences by other women. I completely denounce it. This is all I will say on the matter, and I am now working with a legal team to help decide how to proceed from here.”
Fellow NXT UK star Ligero was accused of inappropriate behavior with one of his former students. He too, while admitting he did other things that he regretted, said that her accusations are not true.
“The current story that has been released by Violet O’Hara/Claire-Michelle Oldfield is neither accurate nor true. This is a completely false allegation and whilst I’ve done other things in my life that I deeply regret, this isn’t an accurate or truthful portrayal of events. This is something I strongly deny and is something I’ve been in the process of speaking to a legal team about,” he said.
Ligero then apologized for the unwanted messages he sent to other females who have spoken about how he made them feel. “I have no excuse. It’s inappropriate, it’s an embarrassment and it’s an absolute shameful way to act from someone in a position of trust. I sincerely apologise for my actions and any hurt I’ve caused. I have no justification of my actions in the slightest. In these situations, I have failed people as a friend, as a fiancée and as a decent human being.”