Wrestling promotion issues apology after abusive comments from fan at Leicester show

By Oliver Taylor

Wrestling Resurgence has released an apology following abusive comments made by a fan at the promotion company’s Vol. 5 show last Saturday (January 25) at the Attenborough Arts Centre in Leicester.

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The event showcased a variety of the top UK independent wrestlers, including Chakara and Gene Munny defeating Charli Evans and Chris Brookes in an intergender tag team match and Cara Noir defeating Spike Trivet by disqualification in the show’s main event.

The apology comes after a woman allegedly shouted abuse to wrestlers while they were performing in the ring.

The statement read: “Firstly we want to apologise unreservedly for the poor language heard during our show last night and for not dealing with it at the time. It was the first time we have experienced this and we were unprepared for dealing with it.

“It is our hope that our shows are genuinely inclusive and representative of society both inside and outside the ring, and we welcome people from all backgrounds, old and young.

“If you are seen and heard swearing we will ask you to leave. There is a line between booing performers and abusing them.

“These people are characters on a stage entertaining you. More than that they are genuinely nice people who we care for.

“Enjoy yourselves, but not at the expense of others.”

One Facebook user commented: “That woman clearly has issues and I hope she’s banned from any future events.”

The promotion company has booked a trio of shows at the Attenborough Arts Centre throughout the rest of 2020; Volume 6 on Saturday, April 25, Volume 7 on Saturday, August 29 and Volume 8 on Saturday, December 5.

Its next show, Over the Top Rumble, is on Saturday, March 7, at 7pm at the Nottingham Contemporary in Nottingham.

Three matches have been announced for the event. One of those matches will see opponents from the Volume 5 meet again as Wrestling Resurgence champion Gene Munny defends his championship against Charli Evans.

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