Indy promotion closes down in midst of real life drama
Mar 30, 2011 - by Steve Gerweck
IWA Mid South has shut down yet again. Jerry Wiseman of the Columbus Pro Wrestling Examiner posted an article outlining the real life drama that has occurred behind the scenes.
- In a radio interview, promoter Ian Rotten offered to sell the group’s wrestling ring, concession items and the IWA-MS video library.
- “Halfbreed” Billy Gram called in to the program and accused Rotten on leaving him threatening messages on his answering machine, which Rotten didn’t deny.
- Mickie Knuckles, who had a short run in TNA as Moose, claimed that Rotten physically and mentally abused her during the course of their five-year relationship.
- The father of the deceased wrestler J.C. Bailey, who died from complications of head trauma, also called and wanted Rotten out of the business.
- Wrestler Bull Pain called in and lashed out at Rotten for not paying him the money he is owed.