Last week it was reported that Global Force Wrestling champion (and former WWE champ) Alberto El Patron aka Alberto Del Rio was under investigation for domestic violence after an incident at an Orlando airport. The local police confirmed they were looking into things, and GFW actually released a statement that they has suspended El Patron indefinitely pending the results of the investigation.
No arrests have been made and no charges have been filed, so far. El Patron’s girlfriend/fiancee Paige, who remains a WWE employee (although she is currently off television with an injury), took to Twitter in an attempt to clear up some of the misinformation.
Just clearing up the airport situation. Just so there's no more elaborate versions of the story. Thanks for respecting our privacy. pic.twitter.com/iU6nZbZMar
— PAIGE (@RealPaigeWWE) July 12, 2017
Here’s the full text, in case that tweet is hard to read:
“Alberto didn’t want me to say [the] full story because he didn’t want people to know that I threw a drink on him. But the full story is:
“I had a phone call saying my uncle is in a bad way. I’m crying outside the restaurant. I go in, Alberto is hugging me. I’m a little sensitive and we start bickering about something so small. I say I’m leaving and he says something that I won’t write on here but it wasn’t nice and I, even though I shouldn’t have done it. I threw a drink in his face because I was so angry. Again. Shouldn’t have done it. It was in front of a lot of people.
“I walk out. He follows me a few seconds later and gets the cops and security, and a crazy lady decides to leave whatever she’s doing to follow us and invade our privacy in the completely low way only low life people would do.
“Anyways. It was ME who was being held for battery charges because I threw a drink on him. No. He never touched me and no I never hit him with a glass three times like the internet in all their glory is making out. It’s completely ridiculous how one story can spiral out of control. Oh and guess what internet. He smelt like beer BECAUSE I THREW A BEER ON HIM. Nothing more. Nothing less. No one got arrested. There’s no mug shots. There’s no charges. Nothing.
“The horrible, disgusting human being of a lady decided she wanted to make money out of our misfortune. I wish, WISH people would give us the privacy we deserve. I know we won’t get it. But I WISH that would happen.” (Via Uproxx)
It should be pointed out that just because Paige shared this version of the story on Twitter, doesn’t mean it’s true. She could be trying to save face or keep El Patron out of further trouble, both with the law and his employer. Fans should probably still wait for the official word from the police before making any judgement.
However, for the sake of everyone involved, let’s hope that it was nothing more than an emotional argument and a tossed drink, which just happened to be witnessed by a do-gooder citizen who thought she was doing the right thing. When you put it that way, it’s not really that bad.