Great North Wrestling President Devon Nicholson had the following to say after WWE Hall of Famer Greg "The Hammer" Valentine no-showed last Saturday night's Macho Man Randy Savage Tribute Show in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada:
“It is one thing to no-show a pro wrestling event. It is another to demand all your money up front, promise you’re going to come and then no show a huge event like the Macho Man Memorial Show.
Greg Valentine cost in the ball park of 2k for his payoff, plane ticket, and hotel room. That money all went to waste with him no-showing. Greg Valentine truly showed what scum he is this week. I would highly recommend that no promoter trust or book this man. He better hope he never crosses paths with me again. What he did was a horrible insult to me, Lanny, The Macho Man and most importantly the fans who paid to see him."
Additionally, Valentine called Great North Wrestling on August 31st, after negotiations for him to appear at the show had taken place, and demanded that they pay him more money. There is speculation that Valentine was drunk when he left the message, which he later apologized for, and below is audio from the voice message he left: