In early June, an interaction between a member of the audience and Velvet Sky’s Allure faction at a Ring of Honor show in Portland, Oregon ended with Sky’s fiance Bully Ray having the fan taken backstage for a private conversation. After the fan, Josh Ketch, told his version of the story on Twitter, the wrestlers involved (Ray, Velvet, Mandy Leon & Angelina Love) all commented on social media. Many - this site included - pointed out the potential issues with not allowing whatever occurred to be addressed by third-party event security, and ROH announced they were looking into it.
The company issued a statement a few days later which basically acknowledged that Ketch should not have been taken backstage, apologized to fans, and said their investigation was ongoing. It was still on people’s minds, and at least one person’s sign, at ROH’s June 28 Best in the World pay-per-view (PPV).
PWInsider reached out to check on the status of the now six-plus week old investigation. ROH responded with this statement:
So if there was any camera footage or punishment for wrestlers or agents, ROH isn’t going to tell us about it. Ray and Allure both continue to be involved in ongoing booking. There haven’t been any reports of this impacting Bully Ray’s role in creative/management for the Sinclair Broadcasting-owned promotion, but even if there were, those would be little more than rumors, anyway.We have now concluded our internal investigation into the events that occurred in Portland on June 2nd and have taken appropriate actions with all parties involved. Our Code of Honor, which calls for sportsmanship, respect and honor in - and outside of the ring is a core value of this company and one we will continue to strive to uphold. To all of our loyal and dedicated fans, we apologize for the incident that transpired and we encourage all of our fans to continue attending our events. Furthermore, we promise to continue delivering the best wrestling and the best live experience on the planet. In adherence to Ring of Honor policy, we will not comment further on these matters.
That’s it. Satisfied?