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ASHLEY MASSARO ACCUSATIONS RESURFACE, WWE RESPOND
Following the sad passing of Ashley Massaro, a statement from a class action lawsuit in 2016 resurfaced where Massaro alleged she was sexually assaulted on a tour of Kuwait. You can read the statement here (TRIGGER WARNING: Mentions of rape and sexual assault)
Several sources reached out to WWE following this, and they have responded with the following statement:
Long after Ashley Massaro filed an affidavit, which WWE only learned of the contents after she passed away, Ashley sent an email to WWE on Oct. 20, 2018 – approximately one month after the Court dismissed all claims against WWE and sanctioned the lawyer who brought the suit against WWE, Konstantine Kyros, for repeated misconduct including pursuing false allegations. Below are a number of excerpts from her letter to WWE:
“I love WWE, you all were my family the whole time I was there…The lawsuit got out of control very fast-I had been roped in by the lawyer representing the others…I apologize that I was part of this class action suit and knew it was a bad idea but was convinced by the lawyer and I want to acknowledge that I should’ve contacted you guys before agreeing to be involved-i was basically poached. But I accept my part of the responsibility and just want to formerly apologize and express my regret. You all changed my life and I couldn’t be more grateful…Can you express my sincerest regret to Vince, Stephanie, Hunter and Kevin Dunn.”
TWO HUGE MATCHES ANNOUNCED FOR SUPER SHOWDOWN
Earlier today, WWE announced two matches for the big event in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia taking place in July.
Braun Strowman will face off against Bobby Lashley and Finn Balor will wrestle as “The Demon” to defend his WWE Intercontinental Championship against Andrade.
These two matches join an already stacked card that features Randy Orton vs Triple H, Goldberg vs The Undertaker and a 50-man battle royal.
BRAY WYATT AND JOJO WELCOME CHILD
TWM offers a big congratulations to Bray Wyatt and WWE ring announcer JoJo, who welcomed their first child into the world.
Wyatt posted a picture yesterday announcing that JoJo has given birth to their son, named Knash Sixx Rotunda. JoJo had announced her pregnancy in March.
ALEXA BLISS REPORTEDLY THREW UP AFTER A BAD BUMP IN A MATCH
Former WWE Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss was removed from tonight’s Money In The Bank ladder match, due to injury. Many are speculating that this was due to a concussion issue, specifically Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer who said that Bliss was “throwing up” after a bad bump in a match.
WWE has not provided an official reason for Bliss being out of action. Bliss’ injury is listed as “undisclosed” internally, which is becoming the common term for concussions. Meltzer also said that she would have been cleared for tonight, but pulled her due to it being a ladder match.
Bliss last wrestled on the April 29th RAW against Naomi.
SCARLETT BORDEAUX ASKS FOR IMPACT RELEASE
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider, Scarlett Bordeaux reportedly had requested a release from her Impact Wrestling contract.
Her contract deal is said to pay her per appearance and isn’t a guaranteed contract. While she has been with the company since last year, Bordeaux didn’t make her in-ring debut until March 29, 2019.
Bordeaux joins other Impact stars that have asked for their releases, the most recent being Killer Kross.
JORDYNNE GRACE OFFICIALLY SIGNS WITH IMPACT
With her contract status in question in recent days, Jordynne Grace put an end to those rumours by confirming her signing with Impact Wrestling on twitter.
No details on the length of the contact are known at this time. However, Jordynne tweeted that she will be with IMPACT for many years to come.
CHRIS BROOKES TO TOUR DDT IN JAPAN
Chris Brookes is set to tour Japan once again, going over to make his DDT debut later this year.
The company announced on Saturday in a hilarious parody of New Japan’s latest vignette’s that Brookes is set to be part of their Road to Peter Pan show on June 15th in Kyoto, Japan, as you can see below.