Report: WWE Releases Two Wrestlers After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Publish date:

WWE has released two wrestlers from its NXT United Kingdom brand, Travis Banks and El Ligero, after recent allegations of sexual misconduct, according to ESPN's Marc Raimondi.

Both were recently named online as part of a social media movement, #SpeakingOut, which saw a number of allegations of rape, sexual assault and other misconduct surface across all levels of professional wrestling. There have been consequences for several high-profile performers accused of misconduct in recent weeks. 

Last week, WWE released Jack Gallagher following sexual assault allegations. WWE said it is also investigating claims made against Jordan Devlin and Matt Riddle. 

AEW suspended Sammy Guevara earlier this week after a 2016 comment surfaced when he joked that he wanted to "go rape" Sasha Banks when he saw her at a WWE tryout. David Lagana recently resigned from his position as NWA's Vice President after allegations of sexual misconduct surfaced.

AEW also recently announced that Jimmy Havoc (real name James Mcahren) will receive treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues. Mcahren was also accused of sexual and mental abuse, and AEW said his status with the company will be readdressed when he gets out of rehab. Impact Wrestling has reportedly released talents Joey Ryan, Dave Crist and Michael Elgin following sexual misconduct allegations.

Travis Banks, whose real name is Travis Bligh, has been accused of emotional abuse during a relationship with a minor trainee. El Ligero, named Simon Musk, has been accused of sexual assault.