Dark Carnival Suspended!
the events at PRIMETIME in Phoenix, CSWA co-owner and
commissioner Chad Merritt has suspended former Unified Tag Team Champs
Kevin Powers and Apocalypse for a month without pay.
officials also mentioned that Merritt is still reviewing whether he will
sue TDC for breach of contract for their actions, including 'defending'
the Unified Tag Titles in the EWI without authorization from the
still has announced his intentions for determining the new Unified Tag
Team Champions, although Simply Stunning appears to have the inside
track, having at least partially won the tag team Ladder match at INDY2K.
Santa Claus at Santa Fe
TRIBUNE has learned that unnamed sources within the CSWA, including both
wrestlers and officials, are astonished at Merritt's choice to put Hornet
in the World Championship match against Deacon in Santa Fe.
one doubts Hornet's credentials as a former World Champion, since his
return to the CSWA at Thanksgiving, he's had little interest in moving
up the rankings. Instead, he's focused on Aaron Douglas's comments
about him, ending in a loss to Douglas in the ring at INDY2K.
Hornet has also expressed his concern about Mike Randalls' recent
involvement in the company.
attempt to bribe Hornet into a contract seems shady at best. Since
the CSWA went public in 1992, Merritt has received criticism from
detractors about his long-time relationship with Hornet and other 'past'
happens if Hornet should win the title... but he isn't signed to a CSWA
contract? With all the recent talk about Stephen Thomas starting a
new league, a scenario is conceivable where Hornet could win the title
for a fifth time, only to jump to a rival promotion.
shouldn't be any surprise that the CSWA's annual ANNIVERSARY
mega-event brings all sorts of people formerly associated with the CSWA
out of the woodwork. Although still weeks away, we're told that
celebrities such as long-time CSWA fan and Olympic Gold Medalist Kristi
Yamaguchi will be attending, along with possible "First
Nephew" George P. Bush, son of the Florida Governor. Rumor
also swirls that CSWA co-owner Steve Thomas has invited 80s sitcom child
stars Jason Bateman and Ricky Schroeder to attend in his private skybox.
Auditorium has come a long way from where it started. Little,
if any, of the original warehouse which bore the name still exists in
the new structure, which now holds just over 32,000 attendants.
The CSWA home office is separated from the arena area by the CSWA Hall
of Fame. While no new entrants to the Hall of Fame have been
announced, you never know what surprises ANNIVERSARY might hold.
info on the twelve-plus-year tradition, be sure to take a look at the
TRIBUNE's HISTORY section.
features like "The Backpage" event archives, the TRIBUNE
features the First Card ever in the CSWA, along with a special
behind-the-scenes look called "The Real Story." We'll
continue to add to the History section as time permits...but you can
only imagine how much there is to go through.
know if you have any specific questions about the CSWA's history, or
anything specific you'd like to see...we're always happy to oblige.
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