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First reported by POST Wrestling’s John Pollock, Ring of Honor is launching an internal investigation after a fan incident at Sunday’s ‘State of The Art’ event in Portland, OR.
Josh Ketch, a fan who attended the show, tweeted several times Sunday night that after he was heckling some of female heels (Velvet Sky and Mandy Leon) in several of the matches, security took him backstage and left him with Bully Ray (real name Mark LoMonaco).
According to Ketch, LoMonaco intimidated him and told him he was done talking to the women and needed to treat them with respect. He then told Ketch to “go be a fan” at which time security brought him back to his seat. Ketch didn’t indicate whether he remained for the whole show.
Ketch also said that Leon facepalmed and spat at him and that Sky (real name Jamie Lynn Szantyr) got into with him as well, spraying perfume in his mouth at one point.
Ketch never admitted to using obscenity or foul language, but said that after Szantyr called him a virgin, he reminded “her she has sex with that fat turd Bully Ray” and said he called them “the tramp stamp trio.”
ROH GM Greg Gilleland issued the following statement to POST:
“ROH has always taken fan-first approach, with fan experience being at the forefront of all of our live events. We consider this to be very serious and will be conducting an internal review over the next 48 hours to determine the appropriate actions.”
At the time of this writing, LoMonaco, Szantyr or Leon have tweeted about the incident.