It is known that barbed wire, along with several household items used as weapons, have been banned from wrestling events. The state athletic commission made the decision, feeling the use of them by companies such as Combat Zone Wrestling and the new defunct Xtreme Pro Wrestling was unsafe.
They ended up continuing to take all the ropes off the ring, and replacing them with barbed wire. Making the main event for the evening, an no-rope barbed wire deathmatch between Terry Funk, Shane Douglas, and Sabu.
It is unknown what exactly the backstage commotion was about, but we hope to have more details shortly.