Commissioner Lowe’s statement regarding the attack on Donny Idol:
After consulting with Donny Idol and waiting for him to break the news about his condition following the attack on him at Payoff, I want to make a few points and reiterate EMERGE’s support for “The Main Attraction”:
1. We have no idea who attacked Donny. EMERGE security, Ricky Ruckus and myself quietly took a head-count backstage after the incident and no wrestlers or staff were missing.
2. WE ARE INVESTIGATING. Footage from inside Parkside Elementary was of little help, as the assailant was covered head-to-toe. We got a partial description of the vehicle the assailant jumped into, but no more.
3. Donny Idol will not compete until medically cleared to MY satisfaction. Too many times, I’ve allowed wrestlers to compete when they weren’t 100 percent. I’ve learned that guys like Idol have too much pride to say “no” to a fight. If they aren’t willing to do it, I’ll do it for them.
This past week has been the most difficult of my tenure as EMERGE Commissioner. I’ve got guys getting jumped at the office, guys getting jumped before and after matches and directly affecting championship bouts and I’ve got one guy ready to tear apart wrestlers, backstage personnel, and even fans as we try to piece together who attacked his best friend.
This stops now.
I want to personally apologize to Donny Idol and his fans for what happened this past Saturday night. I apologize to all of the EMERGE fans who paid to see a one-on-one Outbreak Championship bout. This should have never happened.
More to come….