Following allegations made against WWE SmackDown talent Matt Riddle by independent wrestler Candy Cartwright, concerning an alleged incident from 2018, a statement was released by Riddle's attorney, Daniel Rose, on Friday.
The statement reads, "The allegations by this independent female performer are completely false and another attempt to harass and humiliate Mr. and Mrs. Riddle and try to tarnish their reputation in the community.
"We have been aware for the last two years of this performer stalking the Riddle family.
"In 2019, our firm had drafted a pleading against this performer to seek an injunction for cyberstalking in the Circuit Court for Orange County, Florida."
Cartwright claimed that in May of 2018, she was traveling with several wrestlers, including Riddle, in a van. With the other occupants reportedly asleep, Cartwright wrote, "Matt asked me to "hop on his dick". 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."
WWE issued a statement in response to the allegations, saying, "We take any allegation of this nature very seriously and are looking into the matter."