Hollywood producer Jeff Katz has issued a statement regarding the status of his Wrestling Revolution Project, and has noted that the project has finally been edited and will be released via DVD and other mediums.
Katz also announced that anyone who supported the project via Kickstarter will get their money back, and below is the official statement:
First of all, I'd like to apologize to you all for the radio silence on my end. While I've addressed my personal situation a few times in interviews, I am very aware that I should have done a better job keeping you guys updated. There is no good answer for that beyond the fact I was highly embarrassed to admit I was badly struggling personally and it wasn't something I was comfortable dealing with in public. That's not a good excuse – nor, frankly, is there any good excuse – but that is the truth. I appreciate the notes of support that I've gotten from folks over time and, in general, can only apologize and hope you at least somewhat understand the desire to not play out my personal economics on a public stage. Still, I owed you guys better communication than that and I am very sorry that I didn't handle it better.
Second, I'm happy to say that with the help of more friends than I can mention (but, very specifically, Nic, Blake, Ben, Mark, Chris, Zain, Lou and Nigel), the epic odyssey of WRP has finally wrapped up. Starting today and over the next few weeks – with help from some of our friends and supporters in the online wrestling community – we'll be releasing preview matches that should give you a taste of what we did over those few crazy days in Los Angeles. Whatever your opinion of me – and, lord knows, I've earned it – I think you'll appreciate the great work our talented roster and crew put in for your wrestling entertainment. I really can't say enough about this group of men and women and – to the guys in the locker room especially – I give you all my love, respect, awe and deepest apology for the delay.
Additionally, with each preview match, we'll be updating you with the latest on our official release plans from Image (who we can't thank enough for their continued support) and – most importantly – the financial renumeration of our backers, the wrestling fans. I feel like this is the right thing to do and – in light of some recent positive personal developments – I should finally be in a position to do so over the course of this coming fall. We will still be honoring any of your earned Kickstarter prizes, but I feel like returning your money is the only way to truly make things right going forward.
I don't intend on hanging around and bugging you guys after this is all over – I think it's fair to say that I've already overstayed my welcome as it is – so I'd prefer to walk off into the sunset knowing we're as right with each other as humanly possible. I set out to do this project with very genuine and true intentions and I would like to exit in the same way. I recognize that I owe you guys, the boys who worked for me and the business that much. It's the right way to say goodbye.
So, please click the link and enter the password: "whattooksolongkatz" and enjoy the Champion's Grail battle royal and the continuing saga of Joey Ryan as "Chase Walker."
Please note, due to Vimeo's 500MB upload limitations this match is uploaded in SD and not HD. Also, there is both language and content here that is decidedly not safe for work.
Thanks again for your patience and continued support.