The relationship between WWE superstar Paige and GFW World Champion Alberto El Patron (known formerly in WWE as Alberto Del Rio) has taken a dark turn.
Over the weekend, PWInsider reported that El Patron was detained by police at the Orlando airport after an incident involving Paige that Orlando police described as "a domestic violence battery," though no one was arrested at the time.
Soon after, audio recorded by a bystander was published on TMZ:
"Call the cops," El Patron can be heard saying at the start of the audio. "Let's do it."
"Just stay out of my life," Paige responds. "Leave me the **** alone. I'm trying to get away from you. All the time."
"I'm pressing charges against you," says El Patron. "You're pressing charges against yourself."
"Press charges. Press charges. It gets me the **** away from you," says Paige.
El Patron says he's following her, but a bystander interrupts to stop him. "You're not gonna let her get away," El Patron tells the bystander. "Call the police. She assaulted me. She needs to be arrested."
El Patron left WWE last year shortly after beginning a relationship with Paige, who has been out of action with an injury since around the same time. The two have travelled the country, often posting videos wherein El Patron insults his former (and Paige's current) employers, calling WWE executive Triple H a man with a "big nose" and a "no balls." El Patron has frequently offered to fight WWE employees, and has insinuated the company purposely leaked sex tapes featuring Paige, former WWE wrestler Brad Maddox, and current WWE wrestler Xavier Woods.
On Instagram Saturday, prior to the incident at the airport, El Patron posted a message on Instagram challenging WWE employees to fight him when the company is in San Antonio, TX for WWE Smackdown Tuesday night. El Patron was upset by a reference to the sex tapes used on last week's episode of Smackdown during a rap battle between Woods' New Day team and The Usos.
"Tuesday next week a bunch of pussies will be there in San Antonio," El Patron wrote. "The man with the big nose and no balls but also the pussies from the rap battle will be too… also with no balls. Like their boss. All yes men."
"I'll be in my restaurant. Starting at 10PM," he continued. "I'll be waiting for you there."
El Patron then gave the address of his San Antonio restaurant, El Cantinita, and added: "After I beat the shit out of you. I'll buy you a drink. Just because I'm a good man."
Following the incident at the airport, Paige took to Twitter claiming that the dispute was not between her and El Patron, instead insisting that a third party, a female fan, threw a drink on El Patron:
She followed that tweet up with:
And one more:
However, Paige's brother, Zak Bevis, said on Facebook that he and his family are concerned for Paige, and accusing El Patron of physically and mentally abusing her, and hinting that drug abuse is involved in the volatile relationship.
"I've got too say I'm very worried about my sister," Bevis wrote. "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."
WWE has yet to comment on the situation. Earlier this year, the company was developing a movie based on Paige's life along with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but there hasn't been any news on the movie since February, and it's unknown whether the production could be affected by the continuously escalating real life situation.
El Patron recently won the GFW World Championship in a match where Paige sat ringside wearing a mask so as not to violate her WWE contract. GFW has announced that they are conducting an internal investigation into the incident before making any decisions about El Patron's future. The company has already taped several episodes of Impact featuring El Patron as champion.