Zachary Wentz issues a statement on past misconduct.
On April 6, Zachary Wentz (Nash Carter in WWE), was released by WWE. He was one-half of the NXT Tag Team Champions at the time.
Carter was accused of domestic violence by his wife and fellow wrestler Kimber Lee. She also posted a photo of Carter allegedly imitating Hitler. Carter had not responded to the allegations at the time.
On Monday, he issued the following statement:
A statement by Zachary Green.
No words can truly describe how ashamed and apologetic I am for my conduct in the
photograph. There is no excuse for such behavior and I take full responsibility for my
actions and ask for forgiveness. This picture was taken in 2015, a time where I was
uneducated on the topic and therefore didn't understand the magnitude of how hurtful it
was. In 2020 someone was trying to extort me by threatening to post it on social media.
sent it to my wife to discuss the situation. Apparently, she kept it and then decided in
retaliation for the filing of the divorce to post it to social media. Regardless how the
photograph came to light, there is still no excuse for my actions.
Over the past month I have taken time to reflect on my conduct to which I express my
utmost remorse and regret. I have spent time off social media to refresh and re-educate
myself about of the horrors of the Holocaust. I truly do hope that this situation will teach
and bring awareness to the horrific tragedy that took place so that something like this will
never happen again. I can assure you that this is not who I am or what I represent as a
human being, and I feel it is never too late to educate and better yourself.
If you are ever in the Orlando/Maitland area, take some time to visit the Holocaust
Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida where you can learn about the history
and depth of what took place. It was an incredibly eye-opening, and impactful experience
that teaches the importance of this history.
Wentz did not address the allegations of domestic abuse in his statement. He has been booked for Circle 6/No Peace Underground joint show on May 21.