According to an update in this week’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, WWE officials did not approve a segment involving David Starr stomping on the United Kingdom Championship and were said to be upset about the incident.
Starr faced current WWE UK Champion WALTER at Over The Top Wrestling’s WrestleRama 3 event two weeks ago, and part of the match saw him throw the title on the ground and stomp on it after calling WALTER a sell-out. Starr has been very outspoken in recent months about WWE and WALTER (in addition to calling out Sinclair Broadcasting, owner of Ring Of Honor), even calling WALTER a ‘coward’ for not giving him a WXW title shot in April.
The Observer noted WWE did not approve the segment and nobody outside of WALTER and Starr knew about it, saying the two wrestlers “made the call to shock people live” because of the reaction it would get. It was said that the reaction from the WWE side was not positive, with a number of wrestlers seeing the incident as being disrespectful. After the match took place, Pete Dunne commented on Twitter with an ‘anti David Starr’ remark that also took a dig at Starr’s ‘We The Independent’ movement.
The segment in question can be seen in the clips below; the full match and event is also now available on Powerslam.TV.
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