Synergy Pro Wrestling has shut down after the owner of the New Jersey based promotion was revealed as a registered sex offender.
Patrick Shea, who has been using the name Colin West was convinced of aggravated criminal sexual content in 1999.
REGISTRANT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED THREE MALE ACQUAINTANCE BETWEEN THE AGES OF 6 AND 10. ALSO, IN A SEPARATE CASE REGISTRANT SEXUALLY ASSAULTED A 12 YEAR OLD MALE ACQUAINTANCE.
The details were first revealed by Terra Calaway, tweeting a screenshot from the New Jersey State Police sex offender registry.
Patrick Shea issued the following statement on the Synergy Pro Wrestling website.
I’m going to keep this short, as I know nothing I say will mean much to many of you. I’m sorry I was not strong enough to break the cycle of abuse. It happened to me as a teenager & I should have been better. I was not. This is not an excuse. My actions were disgusting, and you have every right to be disgusted by them. I have taken great strides to become a better man. Nothing I can do will change what was done. I can never fully repay that debt. Bui I can spend the rest of my to trying, and I will. Please do not take this out on the Synergy roster. They did not know. They are very good wrestlers & even better people. IM sure they are hurting enough right now. Please support them.
It is dear by public opinion I am not welcome, and I will be leaving wresting immediately. I will make no effort to melons or be involved. I hope I have proven to some of you along the way that people can change. You weren’t deceived. I am who I portray myself to be. I hate what I did decades ago. But I am proud of who I am today.
My primary goal in wrestling was to make people happy. I’m sorry I failed.
The promotion was set to be a part of IWTV’s Showcase Of The Independents show during Wrestlemania week. The streaming platform has now cut ties with the company, issuing the following statement.