David Starr has been officially stripped of both the TNT Wrestling and the Over The Top (OTT) Wrestling championships following allegations of misconduct that surfaced on Twitter.
TNT Wrestling released their statement first
“Announcement on behalf of TNT Extreme Wrestling. We at TNT Extreme Wrestling fully support those who have been affected by matters recently brought to light. As people, as an organisation, as a company that exist in professional wrestling: we refuse to work with predators.As such, with what has recently been made public regarding predatory behaviour, we have made the decision to have David Starr removed as champion of our promotion. We are shocked and appalled at the information that has been shared and do not condone that sort of behaviour in any way, shape, or form. It has no place in wrestling, or in a person’s life. Details on crowning a new World Champion will be revealed closer to our return to live events but above all, our thoughts are with those affected, who we thank for their bravery.”
Ireland’s OTT Wrestling followed
“With immediate effect we declare the OTT championship as vacated. A decision on the future of the title will be made as we return to active competition”
Both promotions are currently on hiatus due to the Coronavirus pandemic which gives each one time to figure out how to replace their world champion, and in OTT’s case their top babyface.
Update: RevPro have stripped David Starr of the Southside Championship
“The Southside Championship has been declared vacant. The future of the championship will be addressed in due course as we continue to prepare for our return to in ring competition.”
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