Update on Deadbeat Promoter: Is Their More To The Story?

Bill Behrens

This past Saturday (3-7) there was a show promoted by Joseph Rogers under the brand EWA in Butler, PA.  It was the promotion’s 1st show.

I communicated off and on for a quite awhile with Mr. Rogers prior to the event because he had booked Amazing Red with me and paid the deposit in a timely fashion, but then Red had to cancel due to a personal conflict.  We refunded the deposit. 

Today I saw stories that included a statement from Nathan Ward, with whom I’ve done some business too.

In my business experiences with both Mr. Rogers and Mr. Ward, I’ve had no major issue with either.  However, neither were the most experienced promoters with whom I’ve dealt, but both did what was requested, when it was requested.

Regardless, Nathan wrote:

Back in November, we were contacted by Joseph Rogers, in Butler, PA, about Justin Credible appearing on his March 7 show. He was a complete idiot from day one. He didn’t send the payment until 2 weeks before the show and had 1001 excuses on why, and the payment was in the form of a started check that I am amazedibly stiff ring that had no give whatsoever and to keep his gimmick money. Apparently, while Balls Mahoney, who was with us, was wrestling his match, the promoter left town without paying anybody. Justin Credible refused to wrestle after Balls got screwed, and most of the other talent on the show did.

We proceeded to go to this scumbag’s house, who obviously wasn’t home. He also f***** the building on rent, he stiffed the pizza delivery boy, and he screwed the videoproduction crew also. This clown was also announcing his April 4 show, which will obviously not be happening now. Now, this idiot left in such a hurry, he forgot to take the ticket stubs, so we took them back to the hotel and counted them. There were 69 tickets sold, with a grand total of $1,039 being made.

There is being a class action lawsuit  it didn’t bounce. He didn’t book the plane tickets until 3 days before the event.

The event was a joke. The crowd of 500 people which he claimed would be there was actually 69. When we got there, he expected for Justin to wrestle 2 matches in the horrfiled against this clown so everyone who got screwed, will get what they are owed. This morning, Joseph Rogers deleted his MySpace and email account. His personal email account is jfrinc79@yahoo.com.

I’ve communicated with Joseph Rogers by e-mail and plan to talk to him as he is saying there’s a different story. 

He suggests "cops are involved".

So….is it a different story?

"The cops are involved" or is there "being a class action lawsuit""?

Stayed tuned…update to follow.

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