GFW has made a decision in regard to the controversy surround world champion Alberto El Patron, who was suspended indefinitely after being involved in an airport altercation with fiancée and WWE superstar Paige at an airport in Orlando.
Though El Patron was cleared by police in investigation of the incident, the story remained in the headlines for weeks, with leaked audio of the altercation showing Paige saying to El Patron, "Just stay out of my life. Leave me the **** alone. I'm trying to get away from you. All the time." The pair later revealed that it was Paige who threw a drink at Patron, prompting a police investigation into domestic violence.
Even so, while the story was in the news, Paige's brothers took to Facebook, claiming to have photo evidence of abuse and saying "she will end up like Whitney Houston or Amy Winehouse…" Additionally, El Patron has been known in recent months for posting drunken videos to Paige's social media accounts trashing his former employers (and Paige's current employers), WWE, and even challenging its executives to fights.
GFW's full statement reads:
"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."