WWE Is ‘Looking Into’ Candy Cartwright’s Assault Accusation, but Not Pulling Matt Riddle From ‘SmackDown’ Debut (Exclusive)

WWE is “looking into” Candy Cartwright’s accusation that Matt Riddle choked her in a car in 2018 and pressured her into oral sex. A person with knowledge of the pro-wrestling company’s plans told TheWrap that WWE is not pulling Riddle from his “Friday Night SmackDown” debut on Fox this evening.
“We take any allegation of this nature very seriously and are looking into the matter,” WWE said in a statement to TheWrap.
TheWrap reached out to Cartwright via email, but we did not immediately hear back. We reached out to Riddle via his sports-marketing team, but we did not immediately hear back.
We also reached out to Fox Sports for comment on Cartwright’s accusations, though we did not immediately hear back.
Having joined the “SmackDown” brand, Riddle is now a member of WWE’s main roster. The former mixed martial artist had thrived in the NXT ranks.
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“I’m posting this because I have been so sad for so long,” Cartwright wrote on Twitter Friday morning. “I didn’t realize that what he did to me was not ok. I realize now, reading these other brave women’s stories, that I can’t be afraid anymore and I have to #speakout“
“Back in May of 2018 I was riding with Matt Riddle and a few other wrestlers. During the van ride, when the 3 other wrestlers had fallen asleep, Matt asked me to ‘hop on his dick,’” she continued. “When I refused (although we had previously been together I was incredibly uncomfortable in that setting ) When I said no, he grabbed me by my throat, choked me and said ‘what if I just made you?’ I ended up giving him oral sex (praying someone wouldn’t wake up) to get out of having intercourse with him. It was incredibly humiliating.”
Cartwright concluded her thread: “It is never ok to put your hands on a woman, it’s also not ok to not listen when she says no.”
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Cartwright’s tweets are posted below.

I’m posting this because I have been so sad for so long. I didn’t realize that what he did to me was not ok. I realize now, reading these other brave women’s stories, that I can’t be afraid anymore and I have to #speakout
— Candy Cartwright (@CandyCartwright) June 19, 2020

Back in May of 2018 I was riding with Matt Riddle and a few other wrestlers. During the van ride, when the 3 other wrestlers had fallen asleep, Matt asked me to “hop on his dick”. When I refused (although we had previously been together I was
— Candy Cartwright (@CandyCartwright) June 19, 2020

It is never ok to put your hands on a woman, it’s also not ok to not listen when she says no.
— Candy Cartwright (@CandyCartwright) June 19, 2020

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