The WWE has been hit by controversy in recent weeks after allegations were levelled against former wrestler turned NXT trainer, Bill DeMott, and now it looks like those in charge at the organization are preparing for the worst.
From bad to worse
With several former wrestlers/wrestling hopefuls having come out to make claims against DeMott ranging from sexism, racism, verbal abuse and homophobia the man himself actually stepped down from his role at NXT head trainer last week.
Now though, with the controversy rumbling on, it appears that the WWE has called in its lawyers and are reportedly expecting lawsuits to start heading their way in the near future.
The latest update arrives via F4WOnline who reveal just why the WWE have remained so distant in any official remarks on DeMott's alleged actions.
"WWE is reportedly expecting lawsuits to arise out of the DeMott controversies. They were careful to clearly admit no wrong-doing in their statements."
Regular legal battles
The WWE is no stranger to lawsuits and has an army of impressive legal minds ready to challenge any claims made by disgruntled individuals. With so many individuals though now speaking up with their own stories of DeMott's poor handling of his role in NXT it appears they are taking no chances.
Indeed, such is the stature the WWE holds, some employees of the organization actually believed no-one would go public with the allegations as it would rule out any chance of the wrestlers ever appearing in the WWE again.
"Some WWE employees were aware of the complaints but didn't expect so many people to come forward because usually everyone aims to return to WWE one day as it's their dream," F4WOnline reports.
Controversy to date
Some of the wrestlers to make claims against Bill DeMott include; Rhaka Khan (Tenesha Biggers), Judas Devlin (Austin Matelson), and Briley Pierce (Ryan Nemeth).
Bill DeMott himself, despite his recent resignation, denied any wrongdoing and refutes the allegations completely.
The WWE meanwhile made their own statement recently in which they said they take any allegations very seriously and "continue to reinforce policies and procedures to ensure a positive training environment."
What do you think WWE fans? Do the wrestlers have a case, and could they go up against WWE's legal team and win even if they did? Let us know in the comments section...