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WWE suspends Joe Coffey, releases two NXT UK referees

nxt ukWWE suspended Joe Coffey and released referee Joel Allen and Chris Roberts from its NXT UK developmental brand over the past weekend.

PWInsider reported Allen’s suspension on Tuesday, and Wrestling Observer followed up with the news on Roberts and Coffey.

Allen was seen in a resurfaced video with David Starr, as the two were making distasteful and innapropriate comments and remarks.

As for NXT UK’s conference call on Tuesday, it was “largely Paul Levesque telling them explicitly what the protocol was regarding sexual abuse allegations,” the Observer reported.

Levesque, who goes by the ring name Triple H, said that there would be zero tolerance on any charges, provided there was irrefutable evidence to the charges.

Allen and Roberts join El Ligero, Travis Banks, and Jack Gallagher as the known WWE talent that have been released amidst the Speaking Out movement.

The Observer also reported that the brand “will continue to tape television as soon as it is once again feasible to do so in that market.”

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