NJPW no longer has plans to work with Marty Scurll.
Scull will not be returning anytime soon
Marty Scurll was part of NJPW January 22nd taping of Strong in California where it was rumoured he had taken part in a post match angle with fellow NJPW star Rocky Romero.
This had led to huge backlash amongst fans due to him having allegedly sexually assauting a then sixteen-year-old female in the UK back in 2015. It was reported today on the Super-J podcast and then confirmed by Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer News that Scurll will not feature on NJPW Strong and that the promotion no longer has current or future plans to work with him.
Scurll was one of the many people named during the #SpeakingOut movement that had emerged last year. He was accused of sexually assaulting a sixteen-year-old girl who was under the influence of alcohol in 2015. He had later admitted to having sexual contact with the female in question but had claimed it was consensual. The age of consent in the UK is sixteen, but Scurll noted that he didn’t “become aware of her age until after the encounter; the reality of the age disparity is not lost on me.” He would have been 26 years old at the time of the encounter.
As a result of this, he was quietly released from ROH, where he had worked as a wrestler and as part of the creative team.
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