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Friday, May 30, 2008

05/30/2008 – NGW Promoter Explains No-Shows

Courtesy of Larry Goodman:

I spoke with Matt Holder, the promoter of New Generation Wrestling, regarding allegations that he false advertised Stan Lane and Jimmy Hart for his legends show on May 23 in Liberty, SC. His version of the events is considerably different that what Sal Corrente represented on his story on the Rasslin’ Riot website. Holder stated that he made deals directly with both Hart and Lane to appear for NGW; Hart for May 23 only, and Lane for May 23 and May 24 in Anderson, SC.

Holder said he was contacted by Sal Corrente on May 20. At that point, Corrente represented himself as being in an agent role for Hart and Lane and was looking out for their interests. Corrente informed Holder that Lane did not want to work smaller shows and proceeded to suggest a money deal for Lane's appearance. Holder told Corrente that he already had a deal with Lane, which was actually for more money than Corrente was suggesting. After several conversations, it was agreed that Lane would not be appearing on the NGW shows. Holder stated is attempts to contact Lane directly to discuss the matter were unsuccessful.

Holder stated that the posting for the show on the Mid-Atlantic Gateway was then changed to reflect that Lane would not be appearing. Holder said he had several conversations with Hart about the booking in Liberty, and told Corrente he already had a deal in place with Hart. Holder said Jimmy Hart had every intention of appearing in Liberty, until WWE made a late decision to book him to be at Florida Championship Wrestling on May 22 and May 23, which made it impossible to make the show.