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ALBERTO EL PATRON STRIPPED OF GFW CHAMPIONSHIP

By Mike Johnson on 2017-08-14 10:23:00

Global Force Wrestling just announced on their website that Alberto el Patron has been stripped of the GFW championship.

In a statement on their website, GFW announced:

GFW has concluded its internal consideration of the events surrounding the suspension of Alberto El Patron. While it is apparent that initial reports unfairly characterized El Patron’s involvement in the incident in the Orlando airport, we are nonetheless disappointed with the manor (sic) in which he dealt with this situation; we expect more decorum from all on the GFW roster, especially the World Champion.

We have communicated with El Patron our decision to strip him of his championship title. No decision has been taken as to the date on which he will be reinstated to the roster, the conditions of which are a private matter between the company and El Patron.

Patron has not appeared (and according to some sources, been paid) by the promotion since the decision was made to suspend him, pending an internal investigation into the airport incident, which saw Patron investigated for potential domestic battery abuse charges.  As it turned out over the course of the investigation, instead it was Patron's girlfriend WWE star Paige who authorities determined could instead face those charges - a matter that has not yet been decided.

PWInsider.com is told that the decision to keep Patron suspended rests firmly on the shoulders of Anthem VP Ed Nordholm, who is in charge of GFW.   

As PWInsider.com reported earlier today, should Patron not appear at this week's scheduled TV tapings, he will not be figured into GFW storylines through the 11/5 Bound for Glory PPV.

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