This won’t surprise anyone but Marty Scurll is officially gone from Ring of Honor. He hasn’t been seen with the promotion since last October. There were serious allegations levied against him during the height of the #MeToo movement which he did respond to. They relieved him of his duties as head booker back in August and he was believed to have been released in October. That release is now official. No word on where he may go next. As of now, we haven’t seen any interest from any other promotion. We’ll keep an eye on this.
Baron Botch: Yeah, no real surprise. He released a statement that reads as follows (thanks, wrestlingnews.co):
“I am aware that a young woman has bravely come forward with her account of sexual abuse by some members of the wrestling community in the UK 5 years ago, a community I was a part of.
Although I truly believe that our encounter that evening was consensual, and the fact that the encounter was legal; is almost not the point. I understand that she now views our encounter as part of a bigger problem within the wrestling community.
What concerns me at this moment is that from what I have been reading, she is a fan of wrestling and was made to feel unsafe within that community. This is not acceptable. I also understand that people have been attacking her on social media, and I implore you to please stop. She has a right to her voice and it is our responsibility to listen.”
A little hyper-prepared, really, and no one seemed to buy it it when he released it. I’m not aware that he’s even been seen since.