Revolution Pro issued a lengthy statement in regards to the recent news that referee Aaren Wilde has announced he will be retiring due to an injury suffered at the Summer Sizzle event.
There was an incident which led to the injury when the wrestler’s attacked him in an unplanned beatdown.
The company admitted the spot was unplanned and that action has been taken, with wrestlers Sha Samuels and Josh Bodom being stripped of their tag team titles and Samuels being placed on a zero-tolerance watch going forward.
Bodom has been released by the company.
Official statement regarding incident with referee Aaren Wilde. pic.twitter.com/fbGSQkvhIA— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) 8 September 2019
Below is the statement from referee Aaren Wilde:
Last weekend at RevPro I was attacked after the Royal Quest tag match. This was not part of the show, it was not planned.
I was grabbed and slammed to the mat by Sha and then something happened on the outside. I honesty don’t know what, that part was a blur. [he was kicked and punched by Samuels’ tag partner, Josh Bodom]
As a result, I have sustained a much-more-serious-than-originally-thought neck and shoulder injury that means I am no longer able to referee.
I hate the term ‘retire’, so I’ll say this; I am indefinitely unable to referee due to medical restrictions.
The intended winners (Aussies) still won, albeit 5 minutes quicker on a show that ran over by over 45 minutes. I am still shocked, upset and in disbelief at why this happened and why it has been condoned by RevPro/Andy Quildan.
500+ matches, 1 botched ending. That one.
I have spent the last 7/8 days in many feelings. Anger, sadness, frustration. I truly adored performing as a referee and now, at least for the foreseeable future, I am medically unable to do so.
I truly hope that I can recover to pursue it again.
There are so many things that can be said about last weekend, but I would prefer to not write an essay of negativity.
For now I am also unable to football referee (my main income) due to the injury.
If you have a few spare pennies, I won’t say no:http://PayPal.me/OfMiceAndMoveZ
Thank you for a wonderful few years in professional wrestling. I am distraught that it had to end this way. Support promotions that value performer and spectator welfare: @RIPTIDEwres, @ThisIs_Progress, @FutureShockWres that I know of.
I’ll be back here when I mentally can be.