WWE is taking a step to ensure their wrestlers keep healthy relationships in their personal lives.
Dave Meltzer reported in the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that the company will be hosting a mandatory counseling session, which will be via streaming, to inform talent of keeping healthy relationships.
Per the report, the meetings are a way to push to change the culture in the wrestling business in the wake of the Speaking Out movement earlier this year.
Thus, Total Life Counseling will be presenting a “mandatory session for all talent on that subject.” The first meeting is slated to take place on October 28th with all talent attending. Also, there will be subsequent sessions available for individual wrestlers to ask questions in smaller “breakout” groups.
WWE isn’t the only promotion to have some of its wrestlers accused of sexual assault and misconduct in recent months. In WWE, “Gentleman” Jack Gallagher and Ligero had allegations made against them. They’ve since been released.
Most notably, Candy Cartwright filed lawsuits against multiple parties including Matt Riddle, WWE, EVOLVE/WWN, and EVOLVE’s Gabe Sapolsky for $10 million each. She alleges that Riddle had sexually assaulted her.
Riddle has filed a defamation civil suit against Cartwright for the allegations.