HOW is pleased to report that thanks to the quick response of the backstage crew, Ray McAvay only suffered minor burns as a result of the incident that happened towards the end of Saturday’s show.
McAvay was transported to the nearby California Hospital and spent the night there for observation before flying home to Texas Sunday morning.
The crew’s quick response also minimized the damage done to the Staples Center locker room though HOW officials did spend a tense afternoon on the phone with arena management discussing the incident.
Due to logistical issues, McAvay will NOT be on the USS Octane as it sails across the Pacific towards Japan nor will he appear on next week’s show. It is expected that McAvay will fly to Tokyo in time for the go-home show before War Games.