A few weeks ago Alberto Del Rio was suspended from Global Force Wrestling due to an altercation he and Paige were involved in at the Orlando International Airport. The former WWE star is known to GFW fans as Alberto El Patron, and news of his suspension raised questions about the title scene going forward, as Alberto is currently in possession of the GFW World Championship.
However, the company issued a statement today announcing that Alberto El Patron has been stripped of the title, and he is still suspended, due to the incident at the Orlando airport. The statement reads as follows:
“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 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.”
Global Force Wrestling will be returning to Universal Studios on August 19 to tape new episodes of Impact, so it’s likely that the company will make some sort of announcement regarding how a new GFW World Champion will be decided.
Stay tuned for updates.