He gave the company a month’s notice that he would not be able to attend their show, even going as far to replace his spot on the card with friend and former WWE co-worker, Joey Mercury. In Mordetzki’s conversations with the promoters of APW, they were fully understanding of the fact that Chris had other commitments and would be unable to attend.
Chris works for Harley Race’s World League Wrestling promotion on a regular basis. In fact, he’s currently the Heavyweight Champion and during his negotiations with APW, he told them there may be a small chance he would have to fulfill obligations with Race if he needed him.
As an independent wrestler, regular work is hard to come by and you do whatever you can to keep those companies happy that provide you a consistent paycheck. Harley Race and WLW does just that for Chris. Race said he needed him the weekend of the APW event and for the aforementioned reasons, Mordetzki felt it was in his best interest that he do whatever he can to make it.
For those interested, this will hopefully clear up any questions or concern on why Masters wasn’t at the APW show.