UPDATED (FRIDAY, JULY 14TH) – Alberto El Patron Accused Of Domestic Violence, Paige Involved

UPDATED x 13: According to sources, there was a divided reaction within Global Force Wrestling and Anthem Media over how to handle Alberto El Patron after news of his altercation with Paige at an Orlando airport broke.

There were some on the corporate side that wanted Patron to be gone from the company. Others, primarily on the wrestling side, wanted to keep Patron because his star power on Twitter and in Latino media reach makes him a big deal to them. The “old school” wrestling mindset, of course, had people in previous eras back their stars and cover up scandals. There are also some among the contingent who wanted to back Patron who feel that when Paige’s contract with WWE expires she may jump to GFW and add some star power to the women’s division.

Ultimately though, both sides felt that suspending Patron was the clear move as firing him before the case was settled wouldn’t be the best move and something had to be done. As of Tuesday, the two are back together and “happy”, “wondering why so much of a fuss has been made regarding them.” Sources say they’ve appeared to have broken up several times in the past few weeks to the point that friends assume even if Patron says they’ve broken up that they will get back together shortly.

Love hurts!

UPDATED x 12: Bridgeport Bluefish has announced details for GFW’s live event at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard on August 6th in Bridgeport, Connecticut. As of now, the card still advertises Alberto El Patron (although as always, the card is subject to change).

The show starts at 4 PM ET, with doors opening to the public at 3 PM ET. You can get tickets here.

“A loaded lineup of IMPACT WRESTLING stars will be in Bridgeport. Anything can and will happen once the action starts, in and out of the ring. The city of Bridgeport, Fairfield County and the state of Connecticut have great wrestling tradition, we are excited in our 15th anniversary to be there this Summer as part of the Bridgeport Bluefish’s 20th anniversary season,” said Jeff Jarrett.

The current lineup for the show includes Bobby Lashley, Patron, EC3, “Cowboy” James Storm, Eli Drake, the Latin American Exchange and more. All fans in attendance will receive a commemorative trading card set of five Impact Wrestling stars. Plus, there will be a pre-show VIP Meet & Greet for select ticket holders.

“We are thrilled to bring this exciting show to the ballpark in August,” said Bluefish General Manager Paul Herrmann. “We love being able to offer our city more than just baseball during the gorgeous summer months. There is a strong wrestling fanbase in Southern Connecticut, and we’re happy to invite fans of all kinds to enjoy our perfect outdoor venue.”

UPDATED x 11: Eric Bischoff thinks that GFW should strip Alberto El Patron of the GFW Championship and suspend him without pay. Bischoff discussed the situation in his latest Bischoff on Wrestling Podcast and addressed the fact that GFW has suspended the champion but didn’t clarify whether it was with or without pay.

“That would have been the first question I would have asked earlier today if I had been on that conference call,” Bischoff said. “Secondly, I applaud TNA-Anthem-Impact-Global Force if they indeed suspended him without pay because I didn’t expect that quite honestly. I would have expected them to punt and wait for the investigation to conclude or some other event before they made a decision. If they suspended him without pay I applaud them. If they suspended him without pay, let’s just agree that that’s what they did for the sake of conversation, then there is no reason that they couldn’t strip him of the belt. Then it doesn’t matter what happens on TV because no one thinks that show is live anyway. It is what it is. It’s no different than someone having an unfortunate accident. Everybody knows, it’s no secret, you’ve acknowledged it on a conference call. They should have stripped the title from him and then built that into a storyline. Then the 28 weeks or whatever of TV they’ve shot are over with, you have vacant title and he can come back and fight for it if they decide to bring him back. Or not, if they don’t. Half measures and using half measures and creative and all these weird reasons why you can’t do something I think is bullshit. If their balls were big enough to suspend him without pay then they should have gone all the way with it and made a statement”

UPDATED x 10: During his media call on Wednesday, Jeff Jarrett addressed the GFW World Heavyweight Championship situation as it relates to current champion Alberto El Patron’s suspension. Patron was suspended as the company investigates the allegations of domestic abuse against him.

Jarrett said that they haven’t decided how to handle the championship right now, noting, “The decisions obviously… again I want to be as transparent because it’s the world we live in. I’m totally on board with this [investigation]. I’ve got five kids and, you know, communication is the key to any relationship whether it’s personal or business or whatever. So to communicate with you folks who are taking the time out of your day to jump on this call. It’s an ongoing investigation — sounds so legal but it goes a lot further than legal.”

He added, “At this time, that situation has not been addressed as it directly relates to the belt because it’s far from the most important in my opinion.”

UPDATED x 9: Paige has issued a statement on Twitter regarding the altercation at an Orlando airport this week between her and Alberto El Patron. In the lengthy statement, the current WWE star says she was the one who started the incident by throwing a drink on El Patron.

Paige confirmed in the statement that she had received a call regarding bad news about her uncle and that she was feeling sensitive, which turned the situation from Patron comforting her to an argument about “the smallest thing.” She says she went to leave and Patron “says something that I won’t write on here but wasn’t nice.” This may be what Paige’s brother Roy claimed about Patron saying he wished her uncle was dead.

Paige then says that she threw a drink in his face and walked out, with Patron getting cops and security. She said then that “a crazy lady decides to leave whatever she’s doing and follow us and invade our privacy in the completely low way. Only low life people would do.”

Paige says that she was the one being held for battery for throwing a drink and that Patron didn’t touch her. It is worth noting here that according to Pro Wrestling Sheet, a representative for the Orlando Police Department says Patron is the only suspect in the current investigation. No charges have been filed at this time and Patron has not been arrested as of now.

As noted earlier today, GFW suspended Patron indefinitely while they do their own investigation of the matter. Paige’s Tweet is below:

UPDATED x 8: Global Force Wrestling issued the following, announcing that they were suspending Alberto El Patron…

Global Force Wrestling has indefinitely suspended Alberto El Patron, effective immediately, until the investigation is resolved following a recent incident in Orlando, Florida.

Patron has been in the news for the past few days, following a public altercation with Paige where Patron was seen being detained by police in the Orlando airport.

UPDATED x 7: A second of Paige’s siblings is speaking out, claiming that Alberto El Patron has been abusing her. Roy Knight shared a story regarding the audio of El Patron and Paige’s airport altercation to his Facebook page and alleged that he has seen pictures of El Patron’s physical abuse, and that El Patron is trying to get her fired from WWE.

You can see a couple of comments that Knight (real name Roy Bevis) posted below. In them he writes, “We got pics from the last 6 months bro of her beating I’m glad she’s finally sticking up for yourself..the reason there fighting yesterday is cause my uncle on his last legs in hospital and he wished him dead.” When asked if he’s spoken with El Patron, Bevis wrote, “No bud I’d go back to jail if I see him,,I’m a family Mann [sic] now but he’s pushing it..won’t even let her bk too [sic] WWE.”

He added that “He’s trying to get her the sack [fired] cause he don’t want her there.”

The post comes after Roy and Paige’s brother Zack Bevis accused El Patron of assaulting Paige. Their father Ricky Knight posted late Monday night to his account, seemingly referencing the situation, “I will not keep quiet for ever think on.”
As we reported earlier here on the website, numerous friends and family members close to Paige have been saying for months now that they are concerned for her well being and want her to end her relationship with El Patron. There have been multiple incidents where Paige and El Patron have been involved in heated arguments with some friends of Paige claiming that El Patron has physically and mentally abused her. The same friends have tried to convince Paige to end the relationship but she has made up excuses and claimed that everything between the two of them is “fine”. Obviously, they can’t force her to do anything she doesn’t want to do but they continue to fear for her well being.

UPDATED x 6: For what it’s worth, numerous friends and family members close to Paige have been saying for months now that they are concerned for her well being and want her to end her relationship with El Patron. There have been multiple incidents where Paige and El Patron have been involved in heated arguments with some friends of Paige claiming that El Patron has physically and mentally abused her. The same friends have tried to convince Paige to end the relationship but she has made up excuses and claimed that everything between the two of them is “fine”. Obviously, they can’t force her to do anything she doesn’t want to do but they continue to fear for her well being.

UPDATED x 5: As we previously reported, Alberto El Patron is under investigation for domestic violence battery after an airport incident involving Paige. Paige tried to defend him on Twitter, but then TMZ released audio which captured part of a heated argument.

Now in a post on Facebook, Paige’s brother Zak Bevis accused El Patron of battery and said he’s worried about his sister.

He wrote: “I’ve got too say I’m very worried about my sister, Please keep a eye on her, she had one Prick Known as brad Maddox who took advantage of an 18 year old girl. Physically and mentally abused her. And now she’s with a control freak who think he’s a tough guy cause he’s beats my sister and has money too cover his tracks..I love my sister she will end up like Whitney Houston or Amy Winehouse ….please share this,,I want the world to know that i care about my lil sister…..everyone keep an eye on her …you’ll be argry at me but I love you, I’m writing this on behalf of all the Knights.“

UPDATED x 4: Yesterday it was reported (see below) that Alberto el Patron was seen being detained at the Orlando International Airport. It was reported that Patron “allegedly roughed up a female companion” in the altercation. Global Force Wrestling stated that they would monitor the situation and also investigate. Paige then claimed that she and El Patron got the police involved after a woman got angry and threw a drink at Patron. According to Paige, she had just found out some bad news regarding her family and was upset when the woman tried to take a picture and things escalated from there.

And then audio recording relating to the alleged domestic incident at an airport involving Alberto El Patron and Paige, and it appears to depict an emotional argument between the two. In the audio, El Patron and Paige appear to be arguing with El Patron saying something about “calling the cops…Let’s do it. Get the cops.” He appears to be speaking to Paige, who replies, “Just stay out of my life. Leave me the f**k alone. I’m trying to get away from you.”

The witness to the altercation spoke with Heavy.com, here are some highlights…

* The woman claims that the two were arguing, with Paige screaming that Del Rio had been “doing coke for two-days straight” and called him “abusive.”

* While Paige claimed that she and Patron called the police on the woman after she threw a drink on him, the witness claims that “none of that happened,” adding that Paige screamed, “You’re so abusive to me” to Patron during their argument.

* At one point, Patron said, “Check her bag, she’s got all the coke in it, it’s all hers,” the witness claims.

* The witness admits to discreetly attempting to taking pictures of Paige as she walked and talked on the phone until she was noticed. Paige walked back into the restaurant and then came back out, arguing with a “soaked Patron.” The witness continued, adding that Paige started to yell at Patron, stating “He was soaked and she was saying, ‘You’re such an abusive husband, I hate you. You’ve ruined my life, you’ve ruined my career.’”

* In regards to what may have started the argument, the witness stated that Patron said inflammatory comments about one of Paige’s family members, adding “From what I gather, he said something like, ‘I hope your f***ing uncle dies tomorrow, and grabs her wrist because he was mad she was on the phone for so long. They wanted to leave, so he got mad and grabbed her wrist. She got upset and threw water on him and she ran out.”

Paige’s Uncle Stanley is currently hospitalized…

UPDATED x 3: TMZ has obtained audio recording relating to the alleged domestic incident at an airport involving Alberto El Patron and Paige, and it appears to depict an emotional argument between the two. A wrestling fan who was present for the incident recorded the argument and shared it with TMZ, saying she recorded it as evidence. You can listen below.

In the audio, El Patron and Paige appear to be arguing with El Patron saying something about “calling the cops…Let’s do it. Get the cops.” He appears to be speaking to Paige, who replies, “Just stay out of my life. Leave me the f**k alone. I’m trying to get away from you.”

Patron then says “I’m pressing charges against you” in a sort of sing-song tone and immediately follows up with “You are pressing charges against yourself.” Paige seems to walk away and Patron says “Let’s go. I’m following you.” When a fan implores him not to follow her, he says “You’re not gonna let her go. Call the police. She assaulted me. She needs to be arrested.” He says soon after that “We got into a fight at the restaurant.”

According to TMZ, witnesses say it was clear that the two were arguing and that Paige stormed off at the end. A police officer responded and spoke with Patron, who was not arrested.

Law enforcement made no reference to the third party Paige has mentioned and said they were investigating as a domestic violence issue.

UPDATED x 2: Paige has posted to Twitter commenting on the domestic violence investigation into Alberto El Patron’s alleged incident at Orlando International Airport on Sunday. The WWE star claimed that she and El Patron got the police involved after a woman got angry and threw a drink at Patron. According to Paige, she had just found out some bad news regarding her family and was upset when the woman tried to take a picture and things escalated from there.

Paige’s posts are below:

UPDATED: Global Force Wrestling has sent out the following statement (to Prowrestlingsheet.com) regarding the incident…

“Global Force Wrestling takes all legal situations very seriously and is looking into this matter. GFW is a privately-held company and will thoroughly investigate this incident and fully cooperate with law enforcement.”

ORIGINAL: There were reports yesterday that Global Force Wrestling Champion Alberto El Patron was seen being detained by police in the airport. The police sent out following statement from them…

“There was an incident at Orlando International Airport at about 3 p.m. Sunday involving Jose Rodriguez (DOB 5/25/1977) The reported incident was a domestic violence battery, and it is still under investigation. No arrests have been made as of this time, but the case remains open. That is all the information we have for release at this time.”

TMZ Sports has also picked up the story, noting that Patron “allegedly roughed up a female companion” in the altercation. He has not been arrested, and would not name who the alleged female victim was. He is in a relationship with WWE performer Paige, and some witness reports place her at the airport that day, but there is no conformation that she is the alleged victim.

More on the story as it develops…

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