As we noted yesterday, GFW stripped Alberto El Patron (f.k.a Alberto Del Rio in WWE) of the GFW Unified World Championship over his domestic violence incident with Paige. Alberto won the Title at Slammiversary 2017 by defeating Bobby Lashley.
Below is the statement that GFW issued:
Alberto addressed this situation on Instagram and noted that he actually suggest the idea of him getting stripped of the GFW World Title. Below is what he wrote:
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“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.”
“My company Impact and I have come to an agreement that it’s best for both parties if I be stripped from the championships. I came up with the suggestion just to show that Impact doesn’t have favorites and everyone gets treated the same. Apologies to fans and my brothers and sisters in the company, even though I came out all clear and there was no wrong doing, it was still a scandal. So thanks for your support and let’s move forward more positively. One day I hope to be your champ again! #SiSiSi”