Global Force Wrestling announced this morning that they have suspended Alberto El Patron indefinitely. El Patron is the current GFW World Champion, and the suspension comes in light of this past weekend’s domestic violence incident at an Orlando, Florida, airport.
GFW released the following statement on the situation:
Global Force Wrestling has indefinitely suspended Alberto El Patron, effective immediately, until the investigation is resolved following a recent incident in Orlando, Florida.
As we have been reporting this week, Alberto El Patron and fiancé Paige were involved in an incident on Sunday that resulted in El Patron being detained by Orlando police. Although he was not arrested nor are any charges currently pending, the matter is still open and under investigation by local authorities.
Over the past several days, Paige has taken to social media to try to diffuse the situation, but audio of the incident and witness reports have put her version of events into doubt. Yesterday, members of her family even took to Facebook to pretty much confirm the belief that she is in an abusive relationship with El Patron.
How El Patron’s suspension will effect upcoming episodes of Impact Wrestling and GFW as a whole is unknown at this time, but with the company trying to shed it’s negative past image as TNA, having its top star causing these sorts of problems is not a good way to give the promotion a fresh start.