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UPDATED: Second Woman Accuses Chris Dickinson of Physical and Mental Abuse

April 30, 2022 | Posted by Joseph Lee
Chris Dickinson The WRLD on GCW Image Credit: GCW

UPDATE: A second, former girlfriend has stepped forward to accuse Chris Dickinson of physical and mental abuse. While this woman doesn’t name Dickinson directly, the points in her story very clearly suggest that it’s him. This follows (and matches up with) accusations from Christina Von Eerie earlier in the week. Dickinson reacted to Von Eerie’s comments by saying they were false and he plans to ‘pursue all legal options’. He has yet to respond to this.

She wrote: “I wasn’t sure about doing this. I’m scared. I’m anxious. I don’t know Christina. I’ve heard a lot about her. I am scared to share my story but I can’t sit there and watch her get called a liar when I know everything she said about him is 100% true. Reading what she posted triggered so many emotions for me. Sadness. Anger. Validation. I could hear his voice in that vicious tone he speaks. There was so many similarities in her story to what I went through. Including all his thoughts on females in wrestling. He would brag about ruining Christina’s career. ‘I’ll ruin you like I ruined her, you are nothing without me.’ He didn’t like me being involved with anything wrestling.

When we broke up, I went MIA on the internet. I found out he was following me on a secret account – screenshotting things I liked and acting like a friend sent it to him. I felt violated. I couldn’t handle it. Even with him blocked on all social media. I didn’t want him to know about me. Nothing he could use against me. When asked about my life, I lied and kept it secret for fear of retaliation from him. I did less with wrestling because I was scared to interact with him in person. He doesn’t want his partner to be more successful than him. Anything bad that happens to him isn’t his fault. It’s ours. I was a shell of myself. Rebuilding from years of love bombing followed by mental abuse. On the outside I looked fine but inside I was slowly dying because I didn’t feel like me anymore.

I could go on for hours about the amount of fucked up things that happened. It took me a long time to understand the level of abuse he did to me. A big reason I never said anything was his family. He has the most amazing family in the world. Kind. Generous. I loved them more than anything. I never wanted to hurt them and it breaks my heart knowing they have to go through any of this. I also think it’s one of his manipulations. He knows we get attached to them and uses it against us. I look back now and I can’t believe the vile things I let happen. That I put up with. Yeah there was some physical stuff but he makes it feel like no big deal. ‘Oh I lightly pushed you into the wall.’ ‘I just threw a water bottle at you, it’s not a big deal, not like I hit you.’ He breaks shit all the time. Especially things you care about. The worst thing he does is mental. His mental abuse is real. It’s traumatizing. He knows you love and care about him. He makes you think he just loves you so much that it’s passion. I’m in therapy. I’m trying to have a healthy relationship with someone who isn’t abusive and I am really understanding the trauma he left on me.

I never thought I’d be this girl. I never thought it could happen to me. It did. I know people on the internet are going to say I’m lying. I know he will deny it. I’m sure he may even come out trying to attack me. He used to always say, ‘If I go down, you go down with me.’ Constant threats if I was to speak out about what he would do to me. But I know what’s real. My story is real. Her story is real. Any other girl who he has done harm to. I believe you. I know he has a file of any girl he’s been involved with that has ‘photos’ to use against them. (Totally normal, right?)

I see people ask her what she wants out of sharing her story. Well I’ll answer that for me. I just want AWARENESS. I’m not trying to cancel him. I’m not trying to tell promoters not to book him. I’m not trying to tell fans to turn on him. If you want to separate the wrestling persona from the real person that’s okay. But DON’T attack her or me or anyone because you want to think it’s false. It’s not. There are other victims out there who chose not to speak out but have reached out and I’m doing this for them. I am doing this for the girl who may be in his trap now. I am doing it to tell her it’s okay to leave because it isn’t ever going to get any better. I shouldn’t have to share intimate details of my life to everyone but I will for her. I will show people so they know what she says is real.

I push everyone to read up on
1. Narcissitic abuse
2. Mental manipulation
3. Gaslighting
4. Trauma bonds
5. Reactive abuse.

These are all real things I’m healing from, especially gaslighting. I also will attach the domestic abuse hotline for anyone who is triggered by this or needs a resource: 1-800-799-7233. Everyone will forget about this in a few days but we won’t. I’m sorry to any girls who have been intimidated by him. Hurt by him. Or scared of him. In any way of life. I send you love. I send his friends love who have to deal with this too. I overall send love and healing to everyone involved.

– Another ‘former partner.’

Original: In a post on Twitter last night, Chris Dickinson announced that he was removing himself from tonight’s GCW event after he was accused of domestic abuse.

He wrote: “I have made the decision to pull myself off of Saturday’s GCW event in Atlantic City. I do not want to serve as a distraction to my peers. The accusations made about me by a former partner are false, and contain multiple defamatory allegations that will be addressed in due time. I do not wish to engage in public discourse on this matter. Instead, I will pursue all legal options afforded to me in an effort to clear my name.

The accusations come from fellow independent wrestlers Christina Von Eerie, who made the claims earlier this week on her Facebook. Here are some highlights from what she posted:

On her relationship with Dickinson: “My relationship with Chris was filled with verbal, mental, and physical abuse. Leaving me with severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and crippling depression. By the end of our time together I hated myself completely. After learning more about narcissistic abuse I realized that one of the things I was going through was called ‘Imposter Syndrome’.”

On Dickinson’s degradation of her and women’s wrestling: Chris would continuously degrade and insult me and my work. He absolutely hated watching my matches and would rip me apart and make fun of me. This got so bad that I couldn’t even watch my own matches back by myself. I began to cringe at the sight of myself. Slowing beginning to believe all the awful, mean things he was saying to actually be true. I’d think maybe I’m not good at what I do. Maybe I’m a giant fraud with inflated sense of self worth, and I in fact DON’T deserve the recognition I’ve gotten over the years, or any opportunities from the past, or ones to come in the future. My existence in the professional wrestling world is a meaningless joke. I’m not special. I’m replaceable, and forgettable…I hate myself. I felt like something that anyone would be ashamed to stand next to. Chris didn’t want to put our relationship status online because it was “embarrassing”. He didn’t want to be “another name on (my) your Wikipedia…”interesting how he could feel that way, yet still invite to live with him at his parents house in Staten Island, NY. Having coffee with his parents at the kitchen table everyday, and dinners with his family. I even helped helped his mother pick out the color scheme to paint for the kitchen. She always treated me with love and respect. She truly was like a mother to me, and often times the only source of comfort, while enduring Chris’s constant degradation.”

On how it affected her psychologically: “Things progressively got worse as time went by. I began to self-sabotage, and make decisions based off of how it would make Chris feel. He would tell me who I could work for and threaten to break up with me if I worked for places he didn’t like.”

On things getting worse: “The verbal fights just kept escalating to the point that he was screaming at me, nose to nose. Veins popping out of a bright red face. He always tried to intimidate me. Puffing up and getting in my face, cornering me. Things started getting physical. He would push me, hold me down, block me from getting to the door, or even pulling me off the door and throwing me on the bed or the floor. He would throw and break things. He didn’t care what it was. A heartbreaking moment that’s stuck in my head was when he picked up a piece of art that a fan had made for me in Mexico. It was my very 1st gift from fan. A clay model “action figure-like” little sculpture of me. All my tattoos, in my gear, with the Mohawk, and throwing up the devil horns. Handmade. This person put a lot of love into making it, and went through the trouble of getting it to me. (Just remembering that it was given to someone that had to bring it to me. It was long anticipated). It was one of those fights that he had pushed me and thrown me on the bed. He picked up that piece of art and threw it against the wall…breaking it to pieces. Just completely shattered. These fights continued…yelling, pushing, holding me down, and being tossed around. It was impossible to get him off of me if he was holding me down. He was so much bigger and stronger than me. I felt so helpless sometimes, and scared that things would get more violent…and they did.

November of 2014. I noticed that Chris had been texting his ex girlfriend. Her name popped up on his phone while he was holding it. I told him to show it to me and he refused. Of course, this is where the yelling starts. I attempted multiple times to grab the phone out of his hands. I finally managed to get it. That’s when Chris hit me. He slapped me so hard across the face that my ear started ringing, my mouth had been busted open and was bleeding so much that I was spitting blood. I had a black eye, my lips swollen and split, and the corner of my mouth was bruised. He was in fact talking to his ex, and there was definitely something he didn’t want me to see. He got his phone back and I never got see or know what it was that he was hiding. Must have been bad enough to where he felt the need to physically assault a 130 lbs 24yr old woman…there were even time where intimacy was very physically painful for me. Just enduring it, when he knew he was hurting me.”

On other things he would do: It would be a lie if I say I didn’t see it coming. I take responsibility for remaining in an unhealthy situation like that. I ignored the red flags. I should have left a long time ago at this point. Looking from the outside in, it was clear that I was in a very abusive and narcissistic relationship. He would do degrading and disrespectful things, like take pictures of me while I was sleeping & 1/2 naked, or bust the bathroom door opening when when I was on the toilet and take pictures of me…for some reason he found that to be hilarious. I felt absolutely terrible. I felt ashamed and embarrassed….he wouldnt even delete them. Later he would use these pictures to threaten me with. He said he would send them to the dirt sheets as revenge…”

On why she waited to say anything: “People ask why I didn’t come out and say this all sooner. It’s because i was scared of the backlash. He’s got so many people fooled thinking that he’s a good person. All the girls he works with think he has respect for them, but he doesn’t. Because he doesn’t have respect for women in general. Another reason was because I didn’t want to relive this trauma. Having to talk about it is painful, and gives me so much anxiety. I thought- what’s the point. He’s dead to me. I dont have to see him. I’ll just work on myself and move on with my life, but the reality is that this still effects me. I have to see his face on flyers. He interacts with my friends and peers that don’t know the whole story of what he did to me. He just flat out got away with it. Suffering zero consequences, and maintaining a false image of decently, and retaining the respect of people around him that would actually have no respect for him if they knew the truth. It’s not fair that I have to deal with the residual effects of what he’s done to me, and he can just forget about it and move on with his life. I felt like it was finally time to tell my story. I can at least feel better knowing that I finally said something and stood up for myself. I have nothing to hide, because everything that I’ve said is the 100% honest truth.”