Gunner took to his Facebook to respond to reports that he kicked a fan at a PWX indie event last Sunday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer reported about the incident, noting that Gunner kicked a fan named Adrian Rohr in the chest in front of his young son for chanting "Dixie's reject" at him and posting negative things about Gunner on social media.
Gunner claimed that he shoved Rohrn back with his boot after Rohr came towards him in the ring and slapped the mat while flipping the bird. Here is Gunner's statement:
In 15 years i have never touched a fan. In 15 years i have never let a Chant get me mad or angry or what ever it says. The "dixie"s reject" Chant was awesome and i used it to better the promo and story. Im loving all the backlashing here from people that wasn't even there. I feel its time to protect myself and say something. Will i apologize? no because fans need to know their boundaries. If you watch i shoved this guy Adrian Rohr back with my boot. This isn't the first time that PWX has had issues with him. Ask Billy Brash, ask Brian Kanabroski who runs PWX. Do i care that he has bashed me using his keyboard at home? NO. I still lay my head down at night on a pillow that i worked hard to pay for. Do i care that Thomas Simpson and Greg Price trash me? No. i remember a few years ago how much they loved and praised me for my hard work. I still don't understand the hatred these 2 have for me but OL well. Ask Abel Adams about me. He has been there when a fan rushed the ring towards me. I will protect myself. I have way more saying i did the right thing as Rohr came towards the ring and slapped the mat while throwing me the finger. The seats that night where 8 to10 feet back from the ring. I will leave it at this. I am a professional, regardless of opinions, and i will stand up for myself and this business. I have enough emails, pictures and reliable sources and info to prove there have been more than this incident involving this fan. God bless and thanks to all my supporters and to my haters......Thanks even more cause you make me work harder. Until next time