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March 15, 2004 Observer Newsletter: Rob Feinstein out of ROH after sting operation


One week after Ring of Honor owner Rob Feinstein was caught in a sting operation aimed at pedophiles put together by a web site and the Philadelphia NBC news affiliate, there are far more questions than answers.

Feinstein, 32, who built RFVideo into the leading independent pro wrestling tape company in the U.S. and Ring of Honor into the hardcore darling, is now said to be gone from the company, by total necessity. He was identified on 3/3 by WCAU-TV in Philadelphia when he showed up at the door, and promptly ran off, jumping in his $70,000 Lexus, when, according to the newscast, he was showing up to meet a manufactured 14-year-old boy he had supposedly been corresponding with on instant messaging.

According to Gabe Sapolsky, the booker of ROH, Feinstein is gone from the company and will never be back. Later in the week, the company sent out a press release claiming that Doug Gentry, who uses the name Ray Morrow as a commentator on the ROH tapes, had been named by the Board of Directors as the CEO and president of both companies.

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