British Wrestling referee Aaren Wilde has been injured following a post match attack following a botched finish to a match between Aussie Open and Sha Samuels & Josh Bodom at RevPro’s Summer Sizzler event. Wilde states that this attack “..was not planned”. One fan also claimed that Bodom went after the referee post-match but Wilde only singles out Samuels.
The way Bodom went after the ref after that has made me sick, absolutely disgusting.
— Eddie Sideburns, Member of Team Global Force Gold. (@EddieSideburns) August 30, 2019
The referee who has reffed for RevPro, RIPTIDE Wrestling, FutureShock Wrestling, and PROGRESS Wrestling suffered a “…neck and shoulder injury…” that has left him unable to referee, for wrestling or football.
As of this writing,
RevPro has not paid Wilde for his role on the show. (Wilde has since been paid) And is accepting donations from any willing to help him via PayPal.
Here is the full thread from Wilde:
“Last weekend at RevPro I was attacked after the Royal Quest tag match. This was not part of the show, it was not planned.
I was grabbed and slammed to the mat by Sha and then something happened on the outside. I honesty don’t know what, that part was a blur.
As a result, I have sustained a much-more-serious-than-originally-thought neck and shoulder injury that means I am no longer able to referee.
I hate the term ‘retire’, so I’ll say this; I am indefinitely unable to referee due to medical restrictions.
The intended winners (Aussies) still won, albeit 5 minutes quicker on a show that ran over by over 45 minutes. I am still shocked, upset and in disbelief at why this happened and why it has been condoned by RevPro/Andy Quildan.
500+ matches, 1 botched ending. That one.
I have spent the last 7/8 days in many feelings. Anger, sadness, frustration. I truly adored performing as a referee and now, at least for the foreseeable future, I am medically unable to do so.
I truly hope that I can recover to pursue it again.
There are so many things that can be said about last weekend, but I would prefer to not write an essay of negativity.
For now I am also unable to football referee (my main income) due to the injury.
If you have a few spare pennies, I won’t say no: http://PayPal.me/OfMiceAndMoveZ
As of current writing I am also yet to be paid by @RevProUK for the events I was booked on (travel/performing). Come on Quildan. Zoe has my bank details, send my fee since you’re booking someone who ended my career and I’m 21.
Thank you for a wonderful few years in professional wrestling. I am distraught that it had to end this way. Support promotions that value performer and spectator welfare: @RIPTIDEwres, @ThisIs_Progress, @FutureShockWres that I know of.
I’ll be back here when I mentally can be”
Andy Quildan RevPro booker has released a statement on the incident
Fan footage has emerged showing Bodom hitting Wilde:
Update: RevPro have released an official statement on the incident in question. They have severed ties with Bodom and stripped him and Sha Samuels off their tag team championships. Samuels who issued an apology will remain in RevPro.
Official statement regarding incident with referee Aaren Wilde. pic.twitter.com/fbGSQkvhIA
— Revolution Pro (@RevProUK) September 8, 2019