AAW and Michael Elgin Have The Wrestling World Up In Arms

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AAW had a big time show on Saturday night in Chicago. Fans were in attendance mostly to see Tetsuya Naito of NJPW fame wrestle on American soil. However, what ended up making headlines was the fact that Michael Elgin participated in the show.

In advance, the card was advertised as a “mystery” outside of Sami Callihan vs. Naito. The AAW website had the following listed for the show as of Saturday:

Sami Callihan vs. Tetsuya Naito

Teddy Hart
David Starr
Jeff Cobb
Trevor Lee
Zema Ion

More To Be Announced
Card Subject To Change

Elgin’s appearance was controversial as he is currently embroiled in a controversy over an alleged sexual assault by one of his wrestling students. Elgin is alleged to have covered up the incident and is suing the woman who has made the accusations.

AAW explained his appearance as something they had to do since he helped set-up the Naito appearance. Even so, fans and wrestling personalities alike went to Twitter to voice their frustrations that Elgin would be used on the show given the issues that are currently plaguing him.