UWA Wrestling released a statement on it’s Facebook page to address the rumors on the broken negotiations with former ECW and WWE Superstar Sabu. It would appear that there was some mutual interest in bringing in the Hardcore legend for “UWA ThrowDown” TV tapings, but a deal was never reached, and Sabu’s apparent management turned to social media to blast UWA Wrestling. UWA responded in a statement Wednesday night.
“UWA Wrestling was contacted Monday morning by Thomas J. Rude. Mr. Rude claimed to represent Sabu and expressed interest in developing a working relationship between UWA Wrestling and Sabu. The initial offer made by Mr. Rude was for the Hardcore Legend to appear on the January 31st taping of “UWA ThrowDown” at no cost to UWA Wrestling, stating Sabu simply wanted to “keep his name out”. We instantly knew that Mr. Rude was not truly attempting to book the Sabu 10 hours away from his Michigan home for no fee, so we promptly reached out to Sabu to advise him of what we felt was a bogus attempt to scam our promotion using his name.
During this conversation with Sabu, UWA Wrestling was able to obtain a price to bring Sabu to television in the Louisville market. Due to the public comments made by Mr. Rude, UWA Wrestling has now retracted its verbal offer to Sabu. While we find the public comments by Mr. Rude to be unfortunate, it obviously does not diminish our respect for Sabu. We hope that Sabu continues following our promotion and “UWA ThrowDown” as we continue to produce the only Weekly Wrestling Television Program in the Southern Indiana market”.
UWA ThrowDown airs weekly and is available to 500,000 Louisville/Southern Indiana homes each week on the WBNA family of stations. The program is also available worldwide on the “Indie Wrestling Channel” on Roku and on the company’s YouTube page.