This past weekend, Alberto El Patron (also known as Alberto Del Rio) was involved in an incident at the Orlando airport. The police were called, and released a statement saying they were investigating a possible case of domestic violence battery. WWE Superstar Paige was also present, and audio was later released of what appeared to be an argument between the couple. Paige has denied on social media that there was any problem, but eyewitnesses claim the couple was indeed having a heated fight.
No arrests have been made, but the investigation is still ongoing. On Wednesday, Global Force Wrestling released a statement to PWInsider, announcing that El Patron will be suspended until the investigation has been concluded.
Global Force Wrestling has indefinitely suspended Alberto El Patron, effective immediately, until the investigation is resolved following a recent incident in Orlando, Florida.
El Patron is the current GFW world champion, and the most recent episode of Impact focused on him joining LAX. It’s the central storyline in the company and they have just had to suspend their top title-holder. TNA has already taped additional episodes, and the spoilers for this coming week’s installment indicate that El Patron is front and center.
It remains to be seen whether GFW will make any edits, or just air the episodes as intended. If so, El Patron will technically be suspended while still appearing on the air.