Regarding Alberto El Patron being stripped of the GFW Title, it’s believed that the Orlando airport incident wasn’t the only factor in the decision. Apparently El Patron has been involved in other incidents backstage at GFW tapings that were not made public but were known about by people within the company. With GFW set to tape almost three months worth of Impact Wrestling shows later this week and fear of another incident happening, the decision was made to not risk having El Patron as champion.
Meanwhile, former World Champion Bobby Lashley commented on the situation:
@IMPACTWRESTLING I want my title back!???
— Bobby Lashley (@fightbobby) August 14, 2017