• Former IMPACT Wrestling Star Addresses Allegations Made By His Ex-Fiancee
Ring of Honor & New Japan Pro Wrestling Veteran Michael Elgin was fired from his iMPACT Wrestling (fka TNA) contract following sexual assault allegations that made the news during the infamous ‘Speaking Out’ movement (the ‘Me Too’ successor).
He has now addressed allegations of getting arrested in July 2021 after allegedly violating a restraining order filed by his ex-fiancee.
Here’s what Elgin had to say:
“(She) jumped at the opportunity to spread false information online. I will take full blame for that last week of our relationship. You did get an order of protection but an order of protection if you go to court and you fight about it and it gets put in place it’s for 2 years.
Your lawyer contacted my lawyer and said let’s leave it in place for 6 months and then it will be over. I agreed because I did not want to see you in court and deal with you being upset and seeing you cry and that would have devastated me because I was already broken and I was in a dark place. I was in a dark place for a long time and this is the first time I’ve had some freedom.
The last few days of our relationship when you moved out on April 20th, I was having a breakdown and that’s no excuse, it’s not. I know that I was wrong and yes, I was upset, I was frustrated, I was heartbroken.
I was trying to call and text way too much. I agree with you there but maybe that’s because you made sure I was isolated. I told everybody, which nobody believed me of course, that I was taken down to the police station for a wellness check. I asked why they were taking my picture.
They said if we don’t take a wellness check seriously, they could be held liable if I hurt myself or if I hurt anybody else. And then they sent me to the hospital and from the hospital, I went to the psych ward and I spent three days there – July 2nd, 3rd and 4th and I was released on the 5th.
If I was arrested and I did break the order of protection, that’s a misdemeanor, right? So if you go to St. Clair County website and type in Aaron Frobel, December 13, 1986 then you can verify this.
Yes, I had a breakdown that last week and it’s no excuse. I’m not saying it was an excuse to act like an a**hole that week. It’s not but through counseling and psychiatry, I found that a lot of things I never dealt with over my life and it just all hit me at once. And if you hadn’t left I don’t think I would have worked on things and I really don’t think I would have the lease on life I would right now if all this didn’t go down this way.
I can be an angry person but not at you and not normally at regular people or people in my life but I get angry and I get heated, yes. My outlet was always wrestling but now I didn’t have that outlet and sometimes it was nice to let off steam. You because of your past, you would ask me to calm down and I would say, ‘baby I’m not mad at you’ and you would say, ‘I know but still this frustrates me’.”
• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (December 31, 1994) – WWF Superstars of Wrestling
On this day in 1994, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Superstars of Wrestling’.
This episode was pre-taped at the Mid-Hudson Civic Center in Poughkeepsie, New York and featured matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF Royal Rumble 1995’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
– WWF Tag Team Championship Tournament Quarter Finals: The New Headshrinkers vs. Owen Hart & Jim Neidhart
– Razor Ramon vs. The Brooklyn Brawler
– Kwang vs. Buck Quartermaine
– Henry Godwinn vs. John Paul
– Aldo Montoya vs. Mike Bell