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WWE Releases A Referee & Suspends A Wrestler After Recent Accusations



On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Monday Night RAW’.

It was broadcasted from Des Moines, Iowa and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Ken Shamrock vs. HHH

2. Faarooq & D-Lo Brown vs. The Legion Of Doom

3. Brian Christopher vs. Scott Putski

4. Mankind vs. Brian Pillman

5. The Headbanger vs. Owen Hart & Davey Boy Smith

6. Rockabilly vs. Vader

7. Stone Cold Steve Austin vs. Jim Neidhart

• NXT UK Referee Released

WWE has released NXT UK referee Joel Allen due to sexual harassment allegations against him.

PWInsider broke the news and wrote the following about his release:

“Multiple sources have confirmed to PWInsider that NXT UK referee Joel Allen was released over the weekend by WWE.”

Allen was found of using explicit language against a girl and demanding explicit photos/videos from her in a video she shared during the #SpeakingOut movement. The video which she shared was recorded by David Starr (who’s also accused of sexual harassment).

UPDATE: NXT UK referee Chris Roberts has been released as well.

• WWE NXT UK Wrestler Suspended

Joe Coffey’s name was one of the most accused ones during the #SpeakingOut movement, which is why WWE has suspended him.

PWInsider noted the following about it:

“NXT UK star Joe Coffey has been suspended by World Wrestling Entertainment, PWInsider has confirmed.

Coffey was the subject of online allegations of improprieties against a woman, who made the claims anonymously over the last week as part of the #SpeakingOut movement.

WWE sources declined to comment further beyond acknowledging the suspension.”

WWE will investigate the allegations against him and then announce his status with the company.

WWE has suspended & released the following names so far due to harassment accusations:

– Jack Gallagher (Released)

– Ligero (Released)

– Travis Banks (Released)

– Joel Allen (Released)

– Chris Roberts (Released)

– Joe Coffey (Suspended)

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