#NEWS: Rev Pro Controversy After Referee Attacked At Recent Show

In the last few hours, Revolution Pro Wrestling (Rev Pro) announced that they have “indefinitely severed ties” with one half of their British Tag Team Champions Josh Bodom.

At last weekend’s Summer Sizzler event, an incident took place after a tag team match between Aussie Open and the British Tag Team Champions, Sha Samuels and Josh Bodom.

The incident in question was the “botched” finish to the match. The referee, Aaren Wilde, counted the three count as Bodom’s shoulders were on the canvas and he didn’t kick out. Apparently this wasn’t the planned ending of the match, even though Aussie Open were going over.

After the match, Josh Bodom attacked the referee outside of the ring in a vicious and unprovoked attack. The footage can be seen below –

Nothing was said about the attack as many thought it was a planned heat spot for Samuels and Bodom. It wasn’t until Wilde himself posted on Twitter about the attack and the extent of his injuries that this story really picked up traction:

Not long after Wilde went public with his tweets, Rev Pro owner Andy Quildan released a statement of his own via Twitter, stating he only saw the live edit:

Less than 24 hours later, Rev Pro tweeted an official statement about the incident:

As you can see, Rev Pro stated that they will be instituting an “internal incident report policy” in regards to Bodom’s actions.

Both Bodom and Sha Samuels have been stripped of the British Tag Team Championships. No news as of yet in regards to what will be happening to the belts.

Sha Samuels himself has tweeted about the situation where he apologised:

Josh, on the other hand, has seen to have gone into hiding by not making any statement and deleting his Twitter account and being unable to get hold of.

Blake’s Take: I had heard of some controversy from last week’s Summer Sizzler event, but it got lost in all the NJPW Royal Quest hype. Seeing the video for myself, it looks like a brutal assault from a trained professional that knows better. As for Rev Pro, who recently bought Southside Wrestling earlier in the week to expand their reach, this couldn’t have come at a worse time. Can they, will they get over this? Will this blow over? I’m not sure. For the sake of British wrestling, I sure hope they do.