Simon Gotch Speaks Out On Backstage Fight With Sin Cara

Simon Gotch

Former WWE Superstar Simon Gotch claims Sin Cara left him concussed by throwing a Coke can at his head in a backstage brawl.

Gotch, real name Seth Lesser, won the NXT Tag Team Championship as one-half of The Vaudevillains with Aiden English.

But the 35-year-old was released by WWE in April this year, after an unsuccessful spell for the duo on SmackDown LIVE.

Gotch, who has since signed with Ring of Honor, fought Sin Cara — real name Jorge Aries — in a catering room backstage at a show in July 2016.

The masked star was said to have got the better of him in a scrap, which resulted in Gotch sporting a black eye on television.

It’s not the first time Cara has reportedly fought with colleagues, having allegedly attacked Sheamus in a WWE trainer’s office in 2014.

Discussing the incident on The Two Man Power Trip of Wrestling Podcast, Gotch said Sin Cara “threw a Coke can at me.”

He said, “Basically he and I would go back and forth and throw sort of little digs at each other and I didn’t realize how sensitive he was.

“I found that out later that with the stories about him they all have the same basic set up.

“He goes back and forth with someone and they get the upper hand verbally and he goes and takes cheap shots at them when he gets angry.

“The famous one about him beating up Sheamus, what actually happened was Sheamus was on the trainer’s table getting his ankle taped and Jorge ran up and punched him.”

Gotch continued, “With me and him, we were sort of trading little digs and I got one in that was stiff and I found out later after the fact that I apparently hit a nerve with some stuff that had happened to him personally that I didn’t know about.

“I looked back down at my plate and all of a sudden I look back up and yell ‘what the fuck?’ because my face started hurting.

“I couldn’t see anything and completely didn’t know what was going on and as I’m piecing it together, I smell Diet Coke, [thinking] ‘why is my shirt wet?’

“As my vision started to clear I see Jorge running from around the table and he tried to do almost a double leg and out of instinct I reached around his neck and shoot head locked him.”

The Santa Rosa, California native added, “We were struggling for maybe 10-15 seconds until people got involved and pulled us apart.

“I was still wondering what was going on and I obviously have a concussion having been hit in the face and he’s just yelling.

“We talked about it after the fact and I complimented him on his throw because he hit me dead in the eye.

“Someone on Twitter said when I guess he threw a chair at [Baron] Corbin in a match that if you believe Simon Gotch, Sin Cara has really good aim with that chair.”

Gotch now competes in Ring of Honor as Simon Grimm, where he made his debut last month.