Pro Wrestling News: Indie match turns into shoot, wrestler brutally assaulted

  • The aggressor needs to face the consequences of his actions.
Modified 14 May 2019, 13:07 IST

Independent Wrestling
Independent Wrestling

What's the story?

RWA is being slammed on Twitter for a recent match that turned into a shoot. The match saw Brad Anderson assaulting fellow wrestler Jacob Ryan, resulting in the video going viral on Twitter, which was later retweeted by WWE Hall of Famer X-Pac.

In case you didn't know...

Brad Anderson, also known in the independent scene as Zan Panzer, is the son of former wrestler Gene Anderson. He made his debut in 1989 after being trained by his father, and had a brief stint in Jim Crockett's National Wrestling Alliance. At 49-years-old, he still works on the indie scene.

Ryan on the other hand, is a young wrestler trying to make his mark in professional wrestling.

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The heart of the matter

At last night's RWA show, fans watched in sheer horror as a match between Anderson and Ryan took an ugly turn in quick succession. Brad Anderson decided to shoot on a much younger Ryan, and brutally assaulted him inside the squared circle.

X-Pac took to Twitter and retweeted the video, calling Anderson out for trying to act tough and taking advantage of a much smaller opponent.

RWA Promoter Julian Strauss was quick to post a message on Facebook, stating that Ryan is okay and hasn't suffered serious injuries. He also promised that Anderson will never be allowed to wrestle with the company in future.

What was supposed to be a realistic looking battle of generations went way too far and crossed many lines. It was unacceptable. It went too far and nothing like this will ever be allowed to happen again. The person who did this should never be allowed back in a ring, anywhere, ever. This is just beyond sickening! 

What's next?

This was a genuinely scary incident, which could have resulted in tragedy for a young wrestler. Hopefully, the indie scene takes note of it and bans the assaulter from performing in the future.

Published 14 May 2019, 13:07 IST
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