In a statement released to PWInsider Friday, Ring of Honor said they have wrapped up their investigation of an early-June backstage incident with Bully Ray and a fan.
The statement reads, “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.”
The company issued the response only when PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reached out to them for an update.
At that Portland house show, fan Josh Ketch was heckling female wrestlers Velvet Sky and Mandy Leon during their matches and security later brought him backstage at which time Bully Ray allegedly confronted him about his actions. Ketch took to social media about it, saying he felt intimidated. Ketch said Leon hit him and spat at him earlier in the night.
Ketch tweeted “shrugs forever” Saturday with a retweet of the statement. As of June 6th, he said he had yet to be contacted by ROH.