Ring Of Honor released a follow-up statement this afternoon regarding an incident that occurred this past weekend an event in Portland, OR.
An internal review was issued earlier week after a fan states he was brought backstage at a Ring Of Honor event, and intimidated by Bully Ray. This fan was reportedly being belligerent towards members of The Allure, which caused the incident backstage.
Ring of Honor is still in the process of investigating this matter, but has apologized for what transpired over the weekend.
The following statement was sent to HeelByNature.com
From Greg Gilleland, General Manager, Ring of Honor:
ROH FOLLOWUP STATEMENT:
Ring of Honor prides itself on providing a fun and entertaining environment for both our fans and wrestlers to experience professional wrestling at the highest level.
Fans are encouraged to cheer, boo, and chant during the show while wrestlers interact both positively and in rivalry, as that is the engagement that makes the ROH experience what it is. Wrestlers interacting with fans is core to the experience, however, under no circumstance should any of our athletes or staff confront or engage fans outside the bounds of this entertainment experience or outside the bounds of the area that hosts this experience. We hold all of our athletes and staff members to the highest standards and, because of the actions over the weekend, we fell short of meeting those standards.
We are still in the process of investigating this matter as well as reviewing and assessing internal security protocols to ensure a safe environment for all fans and athletes. All of our athletes and staff will also be trained and reminded of our policies and protocols for fan interaction and appropriate behavior in all situations.
To our amazing and wonderful fans, we apologize for the matter that transpired this past weekend as it does not reflect who we are as an organization or how we hope to engage with our fans. ROH fans are known worldwide for their passion, admiration, and appreciation for our athletes, and we share this same admiration and appreciation for our fans. We encourage all of our fans to continue attending our events and supporting our amazing athletes in a respectful manner as they have done in the past, and we promise to continue delivering what the fans deserve – the best wrestling and the best fan experience on the planet.
Bully Ray issued the following statement earlier this week providing his side to the story.
— Bully Ray (@bullyray5150) June 3, 2019
WWE Backstage Announces Two Stars Sign New Multi-Year Deals
On last night’s episode of WWE Backstage, Ryan Satin revealed two stars have inked multi-year deals with the company.
The show revealed that The Miz and Paige both have signed new deals with WWE.
In 2018, The Miz signed a four-year deal with WWE, which was set to expire in 2022, that deal has now been extended several more years.
Paige currently does not have an in-ring role in WWE due to a career threatening injury. She currently is part of the WWE Backstage panel, and more recently has been an on-screen manager for The Kabuki Warriors.
The Miz tweeted about the news.
BREAKING NEWS dropped by @ryansatin on @FS1 #WWEBackstage: I just signed a new multi year deal w/ @wwe. @wwe has been my home for 15 years & it’ll continue to be for years to come. I promise to work harder than ever to continue to give you MUST SEE TV. IT WILL BE AWESOME!
— The Miz (@mikethemiz) November 13, 2019
CM Punk Returns, Signs Deal With WWE Backstage On FOX
CM Punk has returned to WWE programming following a 5-year hiatus.
Punk made a surprise appearance on WWE Backstage last night on FOX during the closing segment of the episode.
According to PWInsider, Punk has indeed signed a deal with FOX for a position on the WWE Backstage show, in a deal that was inked over the last few days. Punk has not signed anything with WWE, this deal is directly with FOX.
Punk’s appearance on last night’s episode was kept a secret as FOX did not want it to leak. The only people on camera who were aware of his return was Renee Young.
WWE did provide their personal blessing to have Punk return to WWE programming, but the decision to hire him was 100% a call from FOX.
WWE posted the following announcement.
CM Punk appears on WWE Backstage on FS1, reveals he’ll be back next week
After a nearly six-year absence from WWE TV, CM Punk made a shocking, unannounced appearance on Tuesday night’s episode of WWE Backstage, FS1’s new weekly studio show.
The two-time WWE Champion arrived during the show’s final moments, entering to the sounds of Living Colour’s “Cult of Personality,” Punk’s entrance music during his storied in-ring career.
“It’s as simple as this: Just when they think they’ve got the answers, I change the culture,” Punk told the camera, before adding, “I’ll see you here next week.”
Within minutes, the WWE on FOX Twitter account confirmed that Punk will make periodic appearances on WWE Backstage beginning next Tuesday.
Punk left an unforgettable legacy during his WWE career, including holding the WWE Championship for a remarkable 434 days. Since parting ways with WWE, Punk has gone on to author comic books for Marvel, compete in UFC and, more recently, star in the horror film “Girl on the Third Floor,” released in theaters last month.
Don’t miss Punk’s headline-making return to WWE Backstage next Tuesday at 11 p.m. ET on FS
Liv Morgan Teases New Look On Social Media
Liv Morgan has been absent from WWE television for several months, but is teasing a new look on social media.
Morgan, who is scheduled to be re-packaged when she returns is sporting a darker look in her latest Twitter post.
WWE reportedly doesn’t want Liv Morgan to appear on live television until she is brought back with her refreshed character. In September, Morgan was scheduled to face Ember Moon in a dark match, but that was reportedly nixed by Vince McMahon.
Liv Morgan’s last match was on 7/16 against Charlotte Flair on SmackDown Live.
Check out her latest cryptic post below.
Love it pic.twitter.com/zaRz9krihn
— Jessi Davin (@jessithebuckeye) November 12, 2019