sheepy Posted May 6, 2006 Share Posted May 6, 2006 The Re-birth of 21st Century Wrestling For a long time I’ve sat in my living room watching the SWF, scouring internet websites tried to find info on TCW star Tommey Cornell always wishing they’d go in this direction or that, always being frustrated with their missed opportunities. I decided that perhaps I was missing out by not going to the live shows so I started going to the domestic based promotions in the UK. Ring of Fire and 21st Century Wrestling were local, Men Of Steel Combat was bigger and better established but harder to get to in the North so I rarely managed to get to their shows. After going to one of 21st Century’s shows I found myself in a pub and befriended current owner Tyler Barker and found myself working occasionally on the booking team, coming up with suggestions for storylines every now and then. Tyler was a wrestling fan, not really the corporate type, and was not a particularly successful businessman – a top notch referee, but not a very good owner. After one night’s events we found ourselves in the same pub that we first met in. Tyler turned and said to me, “Greg, I’ve known you for a long time and you’ve always been a good friend to me so now I come to you and ask you for a favor. I’m in serious financial debt, I lost a lot of money at the races and now the banks are after all I own. 21st Century Wrestling is worthless in their eyes and I’m gonna be declared bankrupt. I’ve given up on wrestling now, I’m closing the business and I’m gonna get a real job. I was wondering, would it be possible to get a loan, you know just till I’m back on my feet again.” I responded, in a state of shock at what I was hearing, “Tyler, I don’t like to have my friends owing me large amounts of money… (a long silent pause) but you know what, how about I buy 21CW off of you and hire you back as referee and advisor.” Silence. “You know it would mean that you wouldn't owe the banks anymore and you wouldn’t have to give up on your dreams of being involved in wrestling.” Tyler responded, “You know what, you’ve got yourself a deal…” And that was it, the start of a new era of 21st Century Wrestling, the start of a new chapter in my life and the start of the downfall of all the other wrestling promotions in the UK. And if the other owners don’t like it, well, I’m the boss and I don’t give a damn! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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