Armando Alejandro Montalvo, 29 and a Queens, NY native was shot by police in Florida after a dangerous obsession over a female WWE wrestler led to a confrontation outside the company’s training facility with a Florida sheriff’s deputy. He has repeatedly tried to get a job with the WWE but they turned him away repeatedly. 


Montalvo, who has been living in Orlando, Florida was critically wounded after he charged with a knife toward plain-clothes deputies at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando after they were called around 1:30 p.m., the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.


Luis Rivera, who works next door, said Montalvo was on the WWE property two weeks ago making threats. He was a stalker run amok.

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“The crazy guy came in and was swinging a chain up in the air and apparently he came back today and got shot,” Rivera told WFTV.


WWE had gotten an injunction against Montalvo and hired security guards after the man was caught trespassing on three separate occasions, allegedly over his crush with A.J. Lee, a three-time Divas Championship and Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s Woman of the Year.

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Montalvo, who liked to wear a wrestling outfit and wanted to be a WWE star, reportedly spread feces and urine on the building earlier this summer, TMZ reported.

In a photo shared on Facebook, Montalvo wore a pair of Converse shoes etched with A.J. Lee’s name.

“He’s just a little kid, like mentally. He’s just a little kid, and he loves wrestling,” Elvis Kalicharan, who knows Montalvo and said he needed psychological help, told WFTV.

Lee wasn’t at the 26,000-square-foot facility when the shooting took place.

“At some point the individual charged at the deputies; the deputy retreated about 75-100 feet with his gun out, and the individual began to close in on him,” said Sheriff Jerry Demings, who cited surveillance video capturing the potentially deadly encounter.

The sheriff described the distance between the firing deputy and the suspect as only a few feet. It left him suffering life-threatening injuries that required surgery.

In a statement released by WWE, they briefly acknowledged the shooting but referred further comment and questions to the sheriff’s department.

“Unfortunately a deranged individual with no WWE affiliation, who had a court order prohibiting him from being on WWE property, was involved in an incident with an Orange County Sherriff’s deputy in the parking lot of the WWE Performance Center. We defer to the Orange County Sherriff’s department for further comment and information,” their statement read.

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