simon gotch

Simon Gotch is a former NXT Tag Team Champion, and earlier this year he was released from his WWE contract. Now Simon Gotch is out doing his thing on the independent scene working as Simon Grimm, and he recently made his ROH debut.

During his run with WWE, it was reported that at one point Simon had gotten into some sort of backstage incident with Sin Cara which resulted in Sin Cara throwing a Coke can at him.

One has to imagine that Sin Cara must have been pretty heated to throw a can of soda at someone, and during a recent appearance on the Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling podcast, Simon Gotch explained exactly what happened between himself and Sin Cara.

According to Simon, he and Sin Cara would go back and forth and rip on each other, but he apparently struck a nerve with Sin Cara that set him off.

“He threw a coke can at me. That was it. Basically he and I would go back and forth and throw sort of little digs at each other and I didn’t realize how sensitive he was and I found that out later that with the stories about him they all have the same basic set up. He goes back and forth with someone and they get the upper hand verbally and he goes and takes cheap shots at them when he gets angry. The famous one about him beating up Sheamus, what actually happened was Sheamus was on the trainers table getting his ankle taped and Jorge ran up and punched him.”

He went on to say that everything happened so fast that it took him a little while to figure out what was going on.

“With me and him, we were sort of trading little digs and I got one in that was stiff and I found out later after the fact that I apparently hit a nerve with some stuff that had happened to him personally that I didn’t know about and looked back down at my plate and all of a sudden I look back up and yell what the f*ck because my face started hurting and I couldn’t see anything and completely didn’t know what was going on and as I’m piecing it together I smell Diet Coke, why is my shirt wet? And as my vision started to clear I see Jorge running from around the table and he tried to do almost a double leg and out of instinct I reached around his neck and shoot head locked him.”

Even though things got heated, Simon still had a pretty good outlook on the situation, and he even took the time to compliment Sin Cara on his throw.

“We were struggling for maybe 10-15 seconds until people got involved and pulled us apart and I was still wondering what was going on and I obviously have a concussion having been hit in the face and he’s just yelling. We talked about it after the fact and I complimented him on his throw because he hit me dead in the eye. Someone on Twitter said when I guess he threw a chair at (Baron) Corbin in a match that if you believe Simon Gotch, Sin Cara has really good aim with that chair.”