Pro wrestler sexually assaulted female wrestler after 2018 event in Summit: suit

A female professional wrestler was choked and forced to perform oral sex upon another wrestler after an event in southwest suburban Summit in 2018, a new lawsuit alleges.

Samantha Tavel — who wrestled under the stage name “Candi Cartwright” — alleges that World Wrestling Entertainment’s Matt Riddle forced her to perform the sex act while the two were on a bus leaving the wrestling event on May 19, 2018.

While Tavel and Riddle were in a relationship at the time, Tavel said she was not comfortable having sex on the bus because other wrestlers — who were also there to perform at the wrestling event — were on the bus as well.