Tommy Dreamer recently took to the “Busted Open Radio” podcast to discuss the recent reports of an old statement by the late Ashley Massaro resurfacing online following the sexual abuse and trafficking allegations against Vince McMahon.
Last week, the previously-unreleased statement from Massaro came from a 2019 affidavit where she said she was sexually assaulted by someone within the U.S. military during a 2006 goodwill tour by WWE in Kuwait. She said in her statement that WWE covered up the assault.
At the time, Dreamer worked for WWE and was part of the Kuwait tour.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On his reaction to the report: “It’s almost like, when you read it, you want to be like ‘There’s no way this possibly could’ve happened.’ But then as you continue to read it, you’re like ‘How is this possible?’ I’ve been on tours with WWE, and you’re like ‘What the hell is going on…’ Apparently, she was dehydrated and she was in a medical facility, and they were giving her IVs, and then someone took her to another medical facility and gave her another where she was kind of paralyzed but yet awake. And they did some horrible things to her, raped her.”
On Massaro’s claims being factored in with the other claims against McMahon: “The more you read, even with the whole Vince McMahon stuff, you just feel like ‘Wait, what the hell is going on?’ It’s a hard read. It is. These are real people. This is someone who was my friend, she was a lot of people’s friend. But there’s other parts where…you’re dealing with a criminal act, one of the worst acts that could possibly happen to a human being. And then there’s all this…was it covered up? Did they know?”
The recent resurfacing of an old statement by the late Ashley Massaro has sent shockwaves through the wrestling community. The statement, which came from a 2019 affidavit, details a horrifying incident of sexual assault that Massaro allegedly experienced during a WWE goodwill tour in Kuwait in 2006. What makes this revelation even more disturbing is Massaro’s claim that WWE covered up the assault.
Tommy Dreamer, who was part of the Kuwait tour and worked for WWE at the time, recently discussed these reports on the “Busted Open Radio” podcast. Dreamer expressed his initial disbelief upon reading the statement, stating, “It’s almost like, when you read it, you want to be like ‘There’s no way this possibly could’ve happened.’ But then as you continue to read it, you’re like ‘How is this possible?'”
According to Massaro’s statement, she was dehydrated and receiving IVs in a medical facility when someone took her to another facility. There, she claims to have been given another IV that left her paralyzed but conscious. It was during this vulnerable state that she alleges she was raped.
Dreamer’s reaction to these allegations reflects the confusion and disbelief many people are feeling. He mentioned that reading about Massaro’s claims in conjunction with the other sexual abuse and trafficking allegations against WWE CEO Vince McMahon only adds to the sense of bewilderment. Dreamer stated, “The more you read, even with the whole Vince McMahon stuff, you just feel like ‘Wait, what the hell is going on?'”
The gravity of these accusations cannot be understated. Sexual assault is one of the most heinous crimes a person can endure, and if Massaro’s claims are true, it raises serious questions about the safety and well-being of individuals within the wrestling industry.
Furthermore, the allegation that WWE may have covered up the assault adds another layer of complexity to this already disturbing situation. If true, it would suggest a systemic issue within the organization, where the protection of its reputation took precedence over the welfare of its employees.
It is important to remember that these are real people involved in these allegations. Ashley Massaro was not only a professional wrestler but also a friend to many. The pain and trauma she endured should not be dismissed or forgotten.
As more information emerges and investigations unfold, it is crucial for the truth to be revealed and justice to be served. The wrestling community, as well as fans and supporters, must demand accountability and transparency from those in positions of power.
Ultimately, this shocking revelation serves as a reminder that no industry or organization is immune to the potential for abuse and misconduct. It is imperative that we continue to shed light on these issues and work towards creating a safer environment for all individuals, regardless of their profession.