One week after the start of the #SpeakingOut movement, which has seen numerous allegations made against wrestlers and promoters from all over professional wrestling, Ring of Honor has issued a statement announcing they are investigating claims made against talents.
At Ring of Honor, we pride ourselves on the respectful and inclusive environment we have built, one that ensures all employees can work in a place where they feel safe and respected.
We take these matters extremely seriously and have a zero tolerance policy when it comes to this type of behavior.
Ring of Honor has launched an immediate investigation into the claims made against its currently contracted wrestlers. We will update you on our investigation once it concludes.
Marty Scurll, who serves as a performer and on the booking committee for the company, issued two statements after being accused of sexually abusing an inebriated 16 year old girl in England. While Scurll did acknowledge the encounter did happen and that the age of consent in England is 16, he did say it was consensual.
“In 2015 after a wrestling event in the UK, I had a brief consensual sexual encounter with a woman. In that moment, at a bar, in those circumstances, I had no cause to question her age. I don’t say any of this lightly or to seek absolution for my ignorance. Although I did not become aware of her age until after the encounter, the reality of the age disparity is not lost on me. I understand that although our encounter was technically legal in the UK, my lack of good judgment that evening has disappointed many fans.”