Former WWE developmental talent Jody Kristofferson, who wrestled under the name Garrett Dylan in FCW/NXT, believes Bill DeMott shouldn’t have stepped down as WWE head coach at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando.
DeMott recently resigned, after allegations from several former wrestlers that he abused and harassed talent. DeMott denied the claims but still left the company.
Kristofferson, son of the actor/singer Kris Kristofferson, was part of FCW/NXT from 2012-13.
In an exclusive interview on The Roman Show with Rodolfo Roman, Jody Kristofferson voiced his opinion.
“I’ve been getting a lot of questions about this,” he said. “There are a lot of mixed feelings. He could be a hard ass. He was a hard trainer, but he was getting paid to be a hard trainer. It’s like when you go to the military, they are not training you to be your friend. They are training you to go to war. Was Bill rough at times? Yea. But I learned form Bill. There were times where we butted heads, but he made me a better wrestler.”
He noted DeMott was an old school type trainer.
He added: “I don’t believe he deserved to get fired...I know he didn’t get fired. He stepped down. He was good at what he did.”
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Jody Kristofferson will compete in the Battle of The Indies, which will air live on March 28-29 on