I promoted LCW for a long time. I spent countless hours creating, editing, and uploading videos. I scheduled guests for my YouTube show that would promote LCW and their shows, and I recorded hours of podcasts that did the same thing. I eventually did commentary for several of their shows, as well as still filming a YouTube show and behind the scenes interviews. Then a certain sponsor got too big for his britches and decided that because he didn’t like some of my personal beliefs and opinions that I posted on my personal Facebook page, that he would see to it that LCW no longer used me. I was upset and frustrated as just about any normal person would be, but I got past it, I moved on. I love pro wrestling but have no interest in being any company that isn’t interested in what I do for them, or the work, effort, and time that I put in to promote everything they did, even if I didn’t like all of it. Greener pastures, in Legacy Wrestling, soon opened up and made moving along all the easier.
I’ve been “invited” back to LCW this Saturday, October 24th so I can “ask questions” and “see how things are going under the new ownership.” Keep in mind this new owner is the very sponsor that ran me out because he didn’t like my personal opinions. Since then, quite a few people that once stood with him, because he brought lots of money to the table, have realized that he is the power hungry, controlling, guy that I said he was. LCW, while still having excellent wrestlers like Shane Douglas, Shane Strickland, Josef Von Schmidt, Tim Donst, Ethan Page, and Red Scorpion, are now booking wrestlers that would have never even been a passing thought under the former owner. It used to be insanely difficult to get booked at LCW, now they’ll seemingly book anyone. (Read my last article regarding my issues with LCW here).
Here is why I will NOT be going to LCW this Saturday.
First of all, as I said at the opening of this article, I’ve moved on. I miss some of my friends that work there, and the matches that they put on there, and while I am glad they have work there, I can’t be a part of a company, even as a fan, that unceremoniously cut ties with me. I was “replaced” by people that don’t have half of my skill, if they even have that much. The pre-shows are terrible and amateurish now, and the website articles and recaps are worse. Everything about LCW, outside a few top notch wrestlers, screams amateur these days. No thanks.
Secondly, I have an opportunity to attend an amazing, top notch wrestling show in “Masters of the Matt” at On Point Wrestling in New Jersey. While I don’t always love every match they put on, for the most part they strive to get only the best performers on the scene, and this tournament is some of the best pure wrestling guys out there today that are on their way up in the business. This tournament will feature eight athletes, in gear, in shape, out to legitimately make it in this business. It will feature a hardcore match, that yes, I can handle in spurts, featuring a guy I’ve been saying for a long while now needs cut a break, Jimmy Lyon. Joey Janela is their champion, and Matt Tremont is the owner and also a featured star.
Part of me misses LCW, especially their top notch talent, but I have an opportunity to move on to another company that wants only the best available wrestlers. A company that wants me to be present at their shows. A company that isn’t threatened or offended by a “wrestling journalist” that gives honest reviews of the shows he attends. A company to “emotionally invest in.” On Point Wrestling. I'll breakdown the On Point card right here tomorrow.