Former TNA Knockout and WWE developmental talent Trenesha Biggers has joined the ranks of trainees accusing former NXT head trainer Bill DeMott of physical abuse and racism.
Biggers – who competed in TNA as Rhaka Khan – has published a verified post on Reddit containing an email she sent in 2008 that echoes recent claims made against DeMott.
In the email, Biggers accuses DeMott of – among other things – insinuating that she slept her way into the WWE’s developmental system, making her drink a six pack of beer and do drills in front of the class and refusing to let her wrestle unless WWE management were on site.
She also accuses Tommy Dreamer of trying to get her fired by claiming on a conference call that she was sleeping with trainer Curtis Hughes.
All of this is alleged to have taken place during her time at Deep South Wrestling in 2005 and 2006.
The message and email within it, which has been edited for clarity by a Redditer, can be read below:
I will open by saying that I KNOW that posting this email(that wanted confidential at the time) I’m opening up a whole new can of worms that I have not yet addressed. I wrote this email NEVER wanting anyone to see it except for to whom it was addressed.
Why didnt I say something sooner? I did. But once I realized how far out of hand the whole situation was,I had just gotten a call from Howard Finkel informing me of my release from WWE. At the time; my then boyfriend, was still trying to get signed. I kept everything quiet because he had doors opening to WWE and i didn’t want the fact that we were dating to getting to Bill. That was a success and Bill never found out that the new talent he helped to get signed was in a serious relationship with the subject of his hate rage, and abuse until the ink was well and dry on his developmental deal.
I only edit the signature line out of these emails so that no personal contact info is shared over the web..Besides that; what you are about to read is the cold – hard- truth of what a day in the life of an aspiring Diva,(hand picked by Kevin Dunn) who made the “mistake” of choosing “Atlanta” over “Louisville” and ended up “training” with Bill DeMott ;and what that was like for me.
Thanks to everyone who has continuously come forward over the years about the sexual harassment, racism, physical and emotional abuse synonymous with our environment ( for those whose fate and WWE dreams were placed into the hands of Bill DeMott). You all have given me the courage to open up and I see this opportunity as a GOD Given Green Light to expose ALL.
Its time to step out of the boat….To SLAY these so called “giants” that feel they have the right to harm,abuse,harass,terrorize,and WORST OF ALL feel they have the RIGHT and the POWER to sabotage the future of aspiring WWE talent and then LIE when the truth starts to emerge.
With that being said; once I get this out of my heart,I make a PROMISE to everyone who deserves to know the truth about the “biggest” controversy associated with my name in wrestling. With GOD as the source of my strength and my only needed witness; the following is an email I sent to WWE HOF wrestler in response to his question about being released from WWE (without wrestling one match). There’s a TIME To WEAP and A TIME To FIGHT. Im so sorry for all of those who had to endure abuse at the hands of DeMott. Thats Why There Is So Much DANGER in DOING NOTHING. My time to DO SOMETHING has come.
In a message dated 10/2/2008 5:31:48 PM Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected] writes: Hi ****! I hope this letter finds you guys doing well! My sister and cousin flew in today to surprise me! I wish I could come in and train tonight…. But she has a trip planned for us so we have to pack and leave for Miami tonight after TNA goes off!!
I have been away taping Impact in Orlando this week. Im making my wrestling debut, and a babyface turn tonight in a tag match! ….And it is in the main event :D !!I would love Pops’s (critique)view point on the match if you guys happen to be up that late (and get to watch it)… I would appreciate it so much:) Im really excited to finally have the blood, sweat, tears,(tears), and the tears…lol start to pay off!
You guys are so amazing, Im so glad to see that there are some people who actually care about the well being of passionate students of the craft. Krissy always spoke so highly of you guys, and Heath looks at Afa Jr.like a brother. I would have flown up to PA to train…I asked Afa Jr. that back when we were in Atlanta. Im so happy for the opportunity to work with you. I understand that you received some (varying) feedback from WWE.. ..that I needed more training… Im always looking to grow and evolve as a wrestler…… Im on a constant quest. But unfortunately it was too late for me before they figured out how corrupt the source (Bill DeMott ) was that they were getting information from. A person who told the entire class that I would make it on TV over his dead body BEFORE I ever even stepped foot through the front door (of WWE Developmental), A person who embarrassed,abused,and embarrassed me( from day one) on a daily basis. A person who scared and intimidated me into a fear that silenced my ability to cry out for help in a more aggressive way before it was too late. A man who in front of the entire class asked me “So, who did you sleep with to get hired?” A man who made me drink an entire 6 pack of Beer and then do wrestling drills in front of the whole class to SAVE THEM from thousands of squats. Do you know that he and some of his students even got together and made Deep South hats for everyone except me…
They made Diva specific gear for girls who didnt even have contracts to make sure that I felt alienated. He made sure not to EVER let me actually wrestle (not even in practice) unless the office was there.He set me up to look bad, having us (plan a match) and then switch partners right before a tag match started ( with WWE writers and agents there like Steamboat and Hayes.
When Dave Taylor got there he taught me more in a month than I learned the entire time I was there. Dave Taylor asked me “Why dont you have a match?” I told him”Bill says Im not ready.” ….His reply was: ” What the hell Does Bill mean you arent ready??? You are bloody ready!!!” So again I started asking him for matches and he would say…”Are you sure ?????? If you mess up and they see it It will all be over” When I asked Tommy Dreamer about if I could leave and go to OVW because I was being tortured (By Bill and his crew), he told me that if I went there then I was increasing my chances of getting fired. Tommy Dreamer himself told me that if I called the office to report Bill that I was increasing my chances of getting fired. That Vince would just get rid of me for making any waves what so ever.
Ive been trying to scream from the mountaintops from day one, but I was crying to his friend Tommy Dreamer while they were at Bills house, sitting at his dinner table one night. How do I know this??? Bill let me know if front of the class as they laughed… Some people laughed just because they had to. They all knew it was coming that day. He had me on speaker phone!
When word got back to his favorite…in his “Circle” students or his little mob as they were called, I was actually verbally confronted by them …That was the time that Mr. Hughes( who I met through him being the trainer at WWA4…the school I was going to to sneak in extra training…and where I met Heath in Atlanta) tried to call (WWE office in confidence) for me.
After 3 months at Deep South, I didnt even know how to do and arm drag. Bill said I wasnt allowed in the ring. I told this to Mr. Hughes, and he kept telling me… “If you arent learning wrestling there…get in here and train with me kid in case you get called up!!!” So I did. Every day for 8 months straight.
As I was training with him he saw how quickly I was learning, and how dedicated i was to drive an hour to train after being killed with conditioning drills all day. I told him I was too scared to call the office, and he heard first hand what happened to me there. The day that Bill beat me in the ring to “Teach Me How To Sell For A Man” He (Mr. Hughes) called me back and told me everything was going to be ok….. When I got to practice that day it all went down.
He started telling everyone that I accused him of being a racist. That statement right there made me the heel of the century. The office was calling down to ask students about things that happened, and they all lied!!!!!!!! They Lied. I had a big “WORK” conference call with Tommy Bill and Jody Hamilton where I was also accused of “sleeping” with Mr. Hughes by Tommy Dreamer in that conference call…..(little did they know I was dating Heath) Jody Hamilton chimed in with Curtis Hughes is a CRACKHEAD! I only knew Mr. Hughes as a nice trainer. I told Tommy Dreamer EVERYTHING that Im telling you in this email. EVERYTHING… Right in front of Bill, Right to His Face, In Front Of Jody. Bill said…”I did not” to every single thing that I said. I rebuttled” Why and how could I sit here and has specific instances to pinpoint to???!” I swore to God on my life that I was telling the truth” It all did no good.They all had a pact they watched out for each other. Bill called it being in his”Circle” He told me that I could get in the circle by walking on to a LIVE set of Smackdown and getting in JBL’s limo before the show started holding a bottle of crown. He even had the bottle of Crown Royal for me to go and get in JBL’s limo with(before he got in and did his entrance). He said that I would instantly be “Over” … I consulted with Sharmell and Teddy long(who happened to walk by right after Bill made the proposal to get in his Circle), and they even said that he was trying to get me fired and told me to under no circumstances interrupt a LIVE SHOW that Vince put together, which in essence is what Bill, (my “trainer”) was asking me to do!!!!
DeMott resigned from his position last Friday and no longer works for the WWE in any capacity.
You can view the original thread on the SquaredCircle SubReddit.