Although many things had been brewing, the “final straw” according to reports was at ROH’s event in Deer Park, Long Island last weekend where Rave suffered an ear injury in his match and stormed backstage demanding to see ROH officials as the show was live. Sources have stated that Rave said he was quitting and wanted a release while speaking to two different top ROH officials.
Rave was said to have been unhappy recently in ROH for the last few months and as a result, ROH management made the decision to drop him. Rave was even overheard telling wrestlers at the ROH event in Edison, NJ that he wasn’t expecting to stay much longer. Many within ROH were said to be unhappy with the way Rave demanded his release during the middle of a live show.
Another source has also stated that Rave’s recent string of injuries in the company and not receiving any medical insurance from ROH was something that put him over the edge in terms of wanting to leave. This same source stated that all ROH deals are one-sided in favor of the promotion in that they never guarantee a number of dates for the performers. One main difference with ROH and other groups though is that all wrestlers are free to work elsewhere unless its for competing TV or PPV companies. Some ROH fans were led to believe that Rave’s departure from the company was a work-shoot Internet angle started by ROH. However, reports now are stating that isn’t true.