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GFW champion Alberto el Patron and WWE star Paige appeared on SiriusXM’s Busted Open (hosted by Bully Ray) this afternoon to publicly address the 7/9 Orlando Airport incident and subsequent fallout, including Patron’s still standing suspension from Global Force Wrestling.
Paige said they are laughing about the situation now, but the situation was a media nightmare for them and their family. Paige said they argue like a normal couple but since they are under the media spotlight, it was presented like it was a massacre. She said they are waiting for the official report to come out so people can see what really happen. Paige admitted they shouldn’t argue in public, but they are a couple and can’t shy away from living. She joked that sometimes they say mean things when they fight.
Alberto said that she’s a beautiful girl from England and he’s a handsome guy from Mexico and they don’t want to be celebrity types who live locked in their houses. Patron said that even the Sergeant in Orlando told them it was nothing. Alberto said they argued like a normal couple and it was a bad day and the Internet told a bunch of lies. They have been waiting for the official report to come out because today, it doesn’t matter what you say, because the Internet will say what they want. He said that they have strong personalities and they go all the way, whether they are loving or fighting, they go all the way. He described them as “passionate people.” He said it was just them being angry and saying things they don’t really feel and “they” decided to make it a big deal.
Patron said they have short tempers and sometimes they get into a fight for 20 minutes and tell each other they don’t want to see each other anymore and three minutes later they are fine. He said that there is no one more passionate than they are.
Bully Ray asked them to expand on what were lies and untruths that have been passed on. Paige said there was a story about her being arrested in San Antonio, when she wasn’t even in the Orlando system. She said 90% of the things were wrong.
Paige said that Alberto said something he shouldn’t have said and ended up with a drink over his head. She joked he should have gotten the entire plate of spaghetti on his head. Alberto reiterated he said something mean that he shouldn’t have said it and said it was mean. Patron said he felt humiliated since he was surrounded by people and reacted angrily but three minutes later, the police asked what he wanted to do. Alberto told them nothing so the police let them go and advised them to go their separate ways until they calm down.
Paige said that people shouldn’t do what they did, especially if they are in public. Alberto said sometimes when you argue, things come out and then three minutes later, you are fine. He said that they were refusing to live life like they are celebrities and wanted to live like normal people, but they were in the public eye. He said that he wasn’t saying their behavior wasn’t bad “because it was” but he’s trying to teach his kids to act a certain way and he should have been doing the same in the public eye, with fans or just being out in the public. He said they inspire people from all over the world to be better people and show them that if they dream something, they can accomplish them and see their dreams come real.
Paige said that she wants to apologize specifically to the younger fans. Paige said that they shouldn’t have acted the way they did. PaGn said that she can apologize, but he’s not going to do that – he’s just going to act the way they should be acting in public. He said that if anyone was offended, that was not their intention and they are going to move forward.
Bully said that they are saying everything is great, but Paige’s family has stated they are very concerned about her well being. Paige said that she loves her family but some of the media stuff is scary to look at and they are reacting to those stories. Paige said her family is doing well with the exception of her Uncle, who passed away yesterday. Patron said that their families found out about everything via social media and the Internet and that’s not nice. He said that they didn’t really know what was going on until they spoke with them. They are concerned someone was arrested. Patron said his family stays away from social media and the Internet so when they hear something, they wait and call them to see what was going on. Paige’s family believed the Internet BS and reacted accordingly.
Patron said they were waiting for the official report because it doesn’t matter what you say until that report comes out. Paige came out and said what happened publicly and everyone reacted as if that wasn’t the truth. He said the “almighty Internet” reacted and will react until the authorities put out an official report.
Bully brought up that Patron has not been charged and is “totally free and cleared” and asked him if he was still suspended by GFW. Patron said they are trying to do things differently from how they are usually done in pro wrestling. Patron said that rules should apply to everyone. In Combate Americas, he was always pushing for fines if fighters didn’t make weight or weren’t ready for fights. GFW needed to conduct their own investigation and he understands that. He said he was OK with the suspension and everything is “clear with the company” and he “gets to go back to work soon.” Patron said that he doesn’t know when that will be because he’s been wrestling in Mexico but he’ll be back soon.
Paige also noted that she would be returning to WWE soon. She said that she had a CT scan earlier today. She said she can’t wait to back to work as she had her surgery last October. She said she’s ready to go back and see the other women. She’s excited to see all the new women, naming Bayley, Alexa Bliss and Nia Jax and said that she was so happy Naomi was champion right now.
Patron was asked if he would be at the GFW events this weekend. Patron said that wouldn’t happen as they set a date for the suspension to be lifted and they all agreed they would be OK with the suspension because you should be treated the same way no matter where in the card you are. Patron said he would be back with GFW “very soon.” Patron said an announcement would be made as soon as he is in touch with his bosses.
Bully asked them if they were genuinely happy to be together and if they saw this relationship lasting. Paige said he can be an a-hole but he’s her a-hole. Patron said that they want to be together and you never know what will happen in the future, but they’ve been working to make it work for over a year in this relationship. Whether they are supported by others or not, they are together and happy. Patron said something bad happens and people ignore the good and forget about it. He said that Paige has been helping him and taking care of his kids from day one. When he left WWE and when she went through neck surgery, they were there for each other. Paige goes everywhere with him to support him. They bring positive things to each others’ lives. One bad thing on the Internet and social media makes everything else forgotten.
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