Sexual Misconduct Allegations Coming? Ciampa Update, Vanguard 1
Friday, December 1, 2017
...And so it begins. With each passing day, it seems as though another cultural figure is being exposed for sexual misconduct. Those serious accusations have yet to hit the wrestling business, but that may be about to change very soon. Heather Lynn, a former ring announcer for EVOLVE and other indy promotions, has accused promoters and wrestlers of harassing her in the workplace. She did not reveal who specifically had been harassing her, but Lynn did note that the likes of Gabe Sapolsky of EVOLVE and Dave Prazak of Shimmer did not take part in any such actions. Lynn has promised to reveal more in the next few weeks.
Tommaso Ciampa shocked the wrestling world when he turned on Johnny Gargano at the end of NXT Takeover: Chicago. Unfortunately, the inevitable feud between the two wrestlers has been put on hold due to the fact that Ciampa suffered an injury during the event. Ciampa's injury has kept him on the shelf for several months now while Gargano has since begun a solo career in NXT. When asked about the current status of Ciampa's injury, the Wrestling Observer's Dave Meltzer noted on Twitter that he has had several surgeries on multiple aching parts of his body. Despite this, Meltzer is optimistic that he will be able to return to the ring very soon.
Another sign that Matt Hardy's "Broken" gimmick has been resurrected and will be coming to WWE television very soon has been revealed. Vanguard 1, the loyal drone character during the initial run of the character, has tweeted for the first time since February. On top of that, Hardy has uploaded a new video of himself (clearly under his "Broken" persona) calling for Senor Benjamin to return. There is no evidence that these characters will be used on WWE television since the company is reportedly putting their own spin on the gimmick, but there is reason to be optimistic. Anthem released a statement this week confirming that the Hardys will now be allowed to use the character, and all of their talent will be granted full access to their characters to use elsewhere from now on.