WWE reportedly releases Nash Carter after domestic allegations

Apr 6, 2022 - by Marc Middleton

WWE NXT Tag Team Champion Nash Carter was reportedly released from the company today.

Carter was released just this afternoon, according to Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful. This comes just days after he and Wes Lee won the NXT Tag Team Titles from Imperium at Stand & Deliver.

Carter was recently publicly accused of domestic abuse by his wife, Kimber Lee. She deleted her original posts, but came back in recent days and posted new allegations, with photos.

She wrote, “Hey @WWENXT this is my face after your tag champ @NashCarterWWE got wasted and hit me so hard he split my lip open. He told me I’m a wrestler so I’m always marked up. I’ve hid this for a year and even forgave him. But I can’t hide it anymore.”

She then added in a follow-up tweet, “You all wanted the proof. There it is. I’m sorry I backed out but he was telling me lies all weekend to get me to not say anything.”

In late March, the now-deleted posts stated, “I would love to be excited for @NashCarterWWE right now but I’ve hid his abuse for too long. No one should be abandonded the way I’ve been abandonded. And silenced in hopes of keeping a career.”

After MSK won the titles from Imperium at Stand & Deliver, Lee tweeted about being a proud wife. Fans then pointed out how she was just accusing Carter of abuse days before.

She responded, “You literally aren’t a part of our lives. So stop assuming. Thanks [smiling face with open hands emoji]

Another fan pointed out how her support looked to some people after she was just accusing him of abuse. She responded, “Fans also haven’t seen our convos since. We’re fine. And working on our issues. Thanks.”

Lee, who stated that she is still under contract to Impact Wrestling, made additional accusations last night, accusing Carter of other controversial behavior. She also indicated that their relationship is over this time.

Carter has not responded to the allegations as of this writing, but we will keep you updated.

There’s no word yet on what WWE will do with the NXT Tag Team Titles. MSK was scheduled to defend against Grayson Waller and Sanga on next week’s show.

Stay tuned for more. You can see some of Lee’s related tweets below:

8 Responses

  1. Joseph says:

    And this is why you go on twitter and accuse someone. Because even an allegation these days will cause a company like the WWE to fire someone because they’re afraid of looking bad. It doesn’t matter if the allegations of abuse are true or not. What matters is public opinion.

  2. Mackdeezy says:

    Don’t shoot the messenger here, but some were saying there were inconsistencies in her story. Also, I agree. What happened to going straight to the cops?

  3. Really? says:

    Ah, yes, the tried and true American standard of guilty until proven innocent. Wait, what?

    If this is true, WWE is well within their rights to get rid of him. But we don’t know yet if it’s true. Instead of releasing Carter outright, wouldn’t it be more reasonable to take him off TV (suspend him, basically) and find a way to get the titles off of MSK while the investigation plays out – assuming, of course, Lee goes beyond Twitter allegations and actually presses charges so there is an actual investigation? If it turns out to not be true, it’s a bad look for WWE to fire an innocent man over a tweet. I’m not saying that’s what’s happening here, I’m saying we don’t really know what’s happening here, so at this point releasing him is a bit drastic.

  4. Squirt Angle says:

    It is probably best to pay heed to what a victim says – though as what Really?? said, a suspension (I would add without casting blame) first is best and further action or retraction when more is learned. Though, WWE doing this is not going to be a bad look should this be proven false – look with Enzo and the false accusations against him that lead to him leaving WWE. Sadly, no one cares.

  5. art123guy says:

    @Squirt Angle–“Though, WWE doing this is not going to be a bad look should this be proven false”

    But it’s the second wrestler in 4 months that they’ve released before getting all the facts in. Jeff Hardy being the first in December. Will it hurt business? No. But it gives the appearance that WWE views its wrestlers as guilty right out of the gate. As mentioned above, they shoulda just suspended him until they knew more.

  6. Joseph says:

    Even a suspension says you’re being punished before we even know if you’re guilty or not.

  7. art123guy says:

    @Joseph-True, but it’s better than being fired.

  8. Joseph says:

    @art123guy
    Not really because it still implies guilt on your part.

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