evilj, this is Justin =)
I'll clear things up. I'm the friend of the fan who was punched by Ronin. Let's say my friend's name is Fred. Fred and I (along with the majority of PWG fans) dislike Ronin very much. But for some reason on that night, Fred decided to take his disgust for Ronin a level higher.
After Ronin's victory in the evening's first match, Fred loudly booed Ronin in his face. Ronin retorted by throwing water at Fred. Everybody was like "oooooh!", so Fred threw his hat at Ronin's feet. Ronin, the jerk that he is, kicked the hat away. He continued to stomp and pour water on it. Once he finished, Fred walked to retrieve his hat. Then, while Fred was walking back to his seat, RONIN PUNCHED FRED IN THE JAW... FROM BEHIND! The scuffle continued down on the ground. While Nemesis held Ronin back, Chris Hero ran from the merchandise stand to pick up Fred and escort him outside.
Me being the good friend that I am, I walked away from Alex Koslov's promo to check on Fred. I talked to Dino on the way out, and he said Fred is kicked out. I wasn't sure if that meant just for the night or banned indefinitely. He said the reason for the banning is because Fred laid his hands on a wrestler. But the truth is HE DIDN'T LAY HIS HANDS ON RONIN! RONIN LAID HIS HANDS FIRST and Fred just tried to protect himself.
In the end, the two of us left after watching just 1 match, and him with a SWOLLEN JAW.
Here's my take on it: Yes it's wrong of Fred to throw his hat, since that can easily be perceived as an attack. Yet it is APPALLING AND UNCLASSY of Ronin to lay stiff punches on an audience member... the very source of his financial income! If I had my way, I'd hear an apology not only from Ronin, but also from Dino for accusing Fred of laying his hands on a wrestler. Fred would be allowed to attend PWG shows, and we could all have ourselves a dandy slam-tastic time.