You never know what can happen during an indie wrestling show because not everyone has the same professional mindset of the business.
During last week’s RevPro Royal Quest show, referee Aaren Wilde was attacked after a match’s conclusion. Aussie Open vs. Sha Samuels and Josh Bodom was the match in question and it had quite a controversial finish.
One of the wrestlers didn’t get their shoulder up in time so the referee counted to three because that’s his job. Then after the match, Sha and Josh went off and beat the referee down without any consent.
Now the referee has announced his retirement after the beating. The worst part is he will not be able to referee football during this time because of his injuries. That is his primary income which he cannot do now because of this attack.
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.
Paige and her mother both commented on how horrible this event was. Paige commented saying: “Omg this breaks my heart. That poor ref…” but for some reason she later deleted the tweet.
It really is unfortunate and totally uncalled for as well. You can check out the video below.