Santino Marella came to the defence of Marty Scurll on social media before quickly deleting the post.
On July 11th Santino Marella announced that Marty Scurll would participate in an upcoming Battle Arts Professional Wrestling event. There was immediate backlash to Scurll’s announcement online, as in 2020 the former ROH star was accused of sexually assaulting an intoxicated 16-year-old girl five years previously.
Marella responded to the backlash in a now-deleted Tweet that referenced the idea of redemption.
“Everyone deserves a second chance to redeem themselves.”
The former IWGP Champion was pencilled in to wrestle on August 13. The announcement of his inclusion in the Battle Arts event was accompanied by a Twitter video of him teasing that fans will see him “in a way [they’ve] never seen before.”
However, this post has now also been deleted, seemingly placing Scurll’s appearance in doubt.
Following the allegations made against Scurll he was stripped of booking duties in ROH and released from the company soon after.
Last year, Puerto Rican promotion CWA announced Scurll’s involvement in their Halloween Fan Fest event. Scurll stated that he would be working with the promotion long-term.
Despite falling from favour with a number of major companies, Scurll continues to regularly feature on the independent scene. His most recent bout coming at MLA 25 on June 26th.