Former WCW Announcer Chris Cruise the Reason AEW Is Being Investigated by Maryland

Posted By James Walsh on 11/29/19

In an update to the story that Chris Cruise contacted the Maryland State Athletic Commission over the Jon Moxley vs. Kenny Omega match at AEW Full Gear, Cruise stated his intent to do so the night of the show. Cruise posted to Facebook stating he would be asking the commission “why it didn’t enforce its own rules” as you can see in the post below.

Cruise stated in a comment to a post about an hour ago as of this writing that “Interestingly the Commission was investigating before I contacted them.”

I’ll be asking the Maryland State Athletic Commission why it didn’t enforce its own rules at AEW Full Gear. Here are some of those rules. See esp. (m).

F. Prohibited Activities.

(1) The following actions are prohibited:
(a) Striking an opponent with a fist or using the knuckles;
(b) Scratching or gouging the opponent;
(c) Butting the opponent;
(d) Slamming an opponent into a ring post;
(e) Striking an opponent with a foreign object;
(f) Kicking an opponent unless a recognized wrestling move;
(g) Stranglehold;
(h) Pulling hair;
(i) Inhibiting breathing by covering the nose and mouth at the same time;
(j) Jumping from the ring ropes onto an opponent;
(k) Deliberately leaving the ring enclosure during a contest;
(l) Unsportsmanlike or physically dangerous conduct; and
(m) Deliberately lacerating oneself or one’s opponent, or, by any other means, introducing human or animal blood into the ring.
(2) A wrestler continuing to engage in prohibited activities after sufficient warning may be disqualified by the referee.