Bill DeMott Quits WWE After Allegations
Following several days of allegations of bullying, physical abuse, racism and homophobia, dating back to his time at Deep South wrestling – Bill DeMott has stepped down from his position as head WWE trainer. He wrote the following on Twitter:
I deny the recent allegations made about me, however, to avoid any embarrassment or damage to the WWE, I’ve decided to step down from my role effective immediately.
It would seem he was pressured in to leaving so WWE could save face. This way they also do not have to investigate the allegations further and admit any possible wrongdoing.
Tommy Dreamer on fans stealing his PPVs
Tommy Dreamer posted a lengthy blog this week on his battle with fans pirating his House of Hardcore shows:
“I have to post something that’s been eating away at me since House of Hardcore 7. It was my 1st IPPV. It was my most successful showing of my brand of what I feel professional wrestling is all about. I couldn’t have been happier with how the show came across. Most IPPVS have delays or lost feeds or audio problems. No negative feedback.
A fan told me about an illegal streaming server showing MY IPPV. I actually contacted the site and they said they are a Third party hosting site it is not illegal in their country China so go after the the Daily Motion, YouTube and other sites that are showing it & to go F*CK off.
Well that put me on a warpath. I know that some countries have no laws with regards to the internet. So if you live in those countries you have immunity from my rage. Anyway, I kept on monitoring how many views of my show & it just got me madder & sadder everyday. So I took action, hired a firm that goes after these people & here is the info.
1.I can do nothing to the actual people who own the site. However I was able to get the site shut down.
Here is the bigger news – those scumbags give up the people that ordered them, Email addresses & other info. They also sell that info to other spam sites.
The revenge news for me was most people would get a virus or expose their computer. Remember no laws so when that happens or they take your info you are F*CKED.
The end of the day it was 66 thousand illegal downloads. If you do the math 66,000 x$ 15 equals $990,000.
That changes my life. That changes the landscape of the wrestling buisness. I have a huge long range plan for wrestlers & wrestling fans.
With that money it happens and that was just on 1 torrent site. I understand economically at times its hard to come up w/ $15. One time I wanted to watch the Royal Rumble my dad said I ain’t paying I got 4 of my friends they all kicked in $10 and we had a great time.
For the people that support me.I love you so much. For the people that watched my show illegally thanks for the interest I’m honored that 66 thousand of you did. I give you a pass. I have hired a company to go after these people & sites & know they give you up. This company works for a cut so they are ruthless & send your info to other companies if they want to go after you on other movies or PPV events you may have illegally viewed.
When you watch a movie or DVD plays & they have those piracy isn’t a victimless crime advertisements and you think of those BIG companies like WWE UFC SONY Universal DON’T CARE. Well I’m a wrestling fan. I have always considered us family so here is a picture of victims who suffer for it. Thanks for the support I love you guys. Looking forward to a great show on Saturday. Please share this & spread the word.
Springfield College Inducts Cena
JOHN CENA TO BE INDUCTED INTO SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME
Springfield, Mass. – March 6, 2015 – Springfield College is proud to announce that John Cena ‘99 is one of five inductees who will be enshrined into the Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, April 18.
In 1998, Cena was one of three captains on the football team that was 9-2 and advanced to play in the NCAA Division III Championship. At season’s end, the accolades rolled in for the senior, as he was named a Hewlett-Packard Division III First Team All-American, a Football Gazette All-American, an ECAC New England/Northeast Division III All Star, and a New England Football Writers DII/DIII All Star.
After graduating from Springfield College in 1999, Cena went on to become one of the most recognizable sports and entertainment faces on the planet. As a WWE Superstar and 15-time World Champion, Cena combines his athleticism, charisma, strong work ethic and genuine personality to make him one of the brightest stars in WWE and it’s hit cable program, Monday Night RAW on the USA Network.
Cena devotes much of his time working on behalf of numerous charitable causes, including Make-A-Wish and Susan G. Komen. In 2009, Cena was awarded Make-A-Wish’s highest honor, the Chris Grecius Award, and in June 2012, set a Make-A-Wish record granting his 300th wish and continues to keep grant wishes as long as there are children who want to meet him.
He has currently granted over 460 wishes, the most of any celebrity or athlete involved with Make-A-Wish. Also in 2012, Cena led WWE’s partnership with Susan G. Komen, and special edition merchandise debuted, helping raise more than $1.5 million to support Susan G. Komen’s mission to eradicate breast cancer and save lives.
Charlotte Main Roster Update
It’s believed that NXT Diva Charlotte will be brought up to the main roster following Wrestlemania, however she wouldn’t share any new information when interviewed by Cleveland.com:
Right now I’m just focused on what I have going on at NXT. Until the day they bring me up, I would make that my next focus. It would mean a lot to me coming from NXT. For now, I want to continue to build the NXT brand.
She also discussed Triple H being the boss of NXT:
He is extremely passionate. After every single taping we have, he takes the time to talk to everyone and tell us what he thinks and what he hopes for the next taping. NXT is his vision of the future. He wants it for everybody. Especially giving us the performance center (in Orlando) speaks for itself.