Paige Cleared of Domestic Violence in Alberto El Patron Airport Incident

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistAugust 22, 2017

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 18:  Paige arrives for WWE RAW at 02 Brooklyn Bowl on April 18, 2016 in London, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
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Authorities in Florida won't charge WWE star Paige with domestic violence stemming from an incident with Alberto El Patron at Orlando International Airport in July, TMZ Sports reported Tuesday.

According to TMZ Sports, police in Orlando wanted to pursue a criminal case against Paige, but the state attorney in the Ninth Judicial Circuit dropped the case after El Patron said he didn't want to press charges.

TMZ Sports obtained audio from the event. On the tape, a person believed to be Paige said "stay out of my life" while a person believed to be El Patron told a witness that he had been the victim of an assault (Warning: Video contains NSFW language):

Paige issued a statement on Twitter July 12 in which she said she had thrown a drink on El Patron and that the two had gotten into an argument:


Just clearing up the airport situation. Just so there's no more elaborate versions of the story. Thanks for respecting our privacy. https://t.co/iU6nZbZMar


And if you listen to that stupid audio. You will hear him saying he's pressing charges on ME. We all say stuff when we are mad.

Keith McMahon, El Patron's attorney, shared a copy of the police report, which lists El Patron as the victim:

Keith McMahon @keithrtw

#truth #patience #movingon https://t.co/5HMwp0QXOg

Global Force Wrestling suspended El Patron indefinitely July 12 pending its own investigation into the allegations. The company announced Aug. 14 that it was stripping El Patron of the World Heavyweight Championship and that he will continue to serve his suspension.

Paige hasn't wrestled since the June 27, 2016, edition of Raw. She told Chelsey Hernandez of KENS 5 in San Antonio on Aug. 14 that she's hopeful of making her return to WWE within the next couple of months. She's awaiting clearance from the company's medical team.


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