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UPDATEx2: Fan Says Delirious Was Also Involved in Intimidating Him at ROH Show

June 3, 2019 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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UPDATE 2: The fan who accused Bully Ray of intimidating him at ROH’s show in Portland has added a new detail, claiming that the security person who brought him backstage was Delirious. As you can see below, the fan says, “the ‘security’ that brought me backstage turned out to be Hunter Johnston.” Hunter Johnston is better known to wrestling fans as Delirious and is the head booker and senior producer of ROH Television. Delirious also runs the ROH Dojo.

Delirious and Mandy Leon have been reportedly dating since at least 2016. Leon is a member of Allure, the women’s trio that the fan says he was heckling.

UPDATE: Bully Ray took to Twitter on Monday to issue a response to allegations that he intimidated a fan who was heckling the Allure at ROH’s show in Portland on Sunday night. You can see Bully’s tweet below, as well as a transcription of his comments.

Bully says that despite the fan’s allegations, their conversation lasted “less than 30 [seconds] and that he was “nice” to the man, noting, “I even gave the fan a friendly pat on the back and told him to enjoy the show and ‘go be a fan.'” He says that the fan’s version of the story is “embellished” and points out that several other people in attendance at the show have said on social media that the person “crossed the line” with several talents.

Bully adds that it wasn’t until after their brief conversation that they learned of the “vile comments and lewd sexual gestures made towards the women. I think we can all agree that in 2019, this time of behavior towards women is unacceptable and goes far beyond the scope of… ‘I paid for my seat, I should be able to do or say whatever I want.'”

And now the TRUTH…

I could not have been any nicer to the “fan.” Yes, NICE…hard to believe. I NEVER threatened, intimidated or berated said “fan.” I handled the situation the exact opposite way most would assume, with decorum.

Convo lasted less than 30 secs. I even gave the fan a friendly pat on the back and told him to enjoy the show and “go be a fan.” His response… “Thanks Bully.”

Fan version of the story is embellished to make fan look like a “victim.”

Many other fans who attended the shows in Kent and Portland have already confirmed on social media how said fan “crossed the line” w/ multiple talents…both men and women.

In Retrospect, the “fan” should have been ejected.

Unfortunately, it wasn’t until after the “fan” was asked not to be “so rude,” did we find out the severity of the vile comments and lewd sexual gestures made towards the women.

I think we can all agree that in 2019, this time of behavior towards women is unacceptable and goes far beyond the scope of… “I paid for my seat, I should be able to do or say whatever I want.”

I live by the motto… “Respectful fans always get what they want…Rude fans always get what they deserve.”

At the end of the day, I’m guilty of defending 3 women that needed a bit of defending. Not by being a bully… by being a man.

ORIGINAL: In a series of posts on Twitter, a fan claims he was at a Ring of Honor event this weekend where he spent his time booing the Allure. He did so, he says, because they were the heels. Mandy Leon spit on him but he ignored it. He admits that he made sexual references to Velvet Sky, particularly for her relationship with Bully Ray. He claims that as a result, Velvet Sky reportedly got heated and yelled at him. He added that he was taken backstage by security where Bully Ray intimidated him and told him to stop “talking down” to the women. ROH has since released a statement. You can see the fan’s story and the statement from the company below.

In a statement to Wrestling Inc, ROH General Manager Greg Gilleland said: “ROH has always taken fan-first approach, with fan experience being at the forefront of all of our live events. We consider this to be very serious and will be conducting an internal review over the next 48 hours to determine the appropriate actions.