According to Revolution Pro referee Aaren Wilde, a unplanned attack from Sha Samuels and Josh Bodom occured last weekend. Wilde, claims as a result he is unable to referee indefinitely due to medical restrictions.
After the conclusion of the match both Bodom and Samuels complained in-character on Twitter which you can see below:
Some photos of the York Hall screwjob
Yeah I slammed the ref and what fine me it’s ok…..i do well
Honestly @RevProUK should be ashamed of themselves to allow such a bull**** decision to stand! I’ve worked my arse off for 17 years to get an opportunity to work NJPW
We need VAR pic.twitter.com/P0dINfkjsz
— Sha Samuels (@Shasamuels) September 2, 2019
Yo @RevProUK, plz get some qualified refs that aren’t shit. Also the York Hall fans are incurable, depressed slop jalops. Congrats to @DUNKZILLADavis & @kylefletcherpro on getting a free pass to bRoyal Quest tho. xoxox
— Josh Bodom 🇬🇧 Bournemouth Pro Athlete (@JoshBodom) August 30, 2019
The former RevPro UK referee took to Twitter in a series of tweets to give his detailed account of the situation. You can read his whole statement below:
“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.
Thank you for a wonderful few years in professional wrestling. I am distraught that it had to end this way. Support promotions that value performer and spectator welfare: @RIPTIDEwres, @ThisIs_Progress, @FutureShockWres that I know of.
I’ll be back here when I mentally can be.”
Currently, neither Revolution Pro, Sha Samuels, or Josh Bodom have released any further statements. We will have updates on the situation if they become available.