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THEKEVINBRAND
09-07-2011, 01:15 AM
FROM THE FRONT PAGE AND FROM ME WHO WAS IN ATTENDANCE:


WWE Hall of Famer Greg “The Hammer” Valentine reportedly no-showed a Randy Savage Memorial Show in Hawkesbury, Ontario, Canada over the weekend. Valentine was scheduled to face Savage’s brother Lanny Poffo in the main event.

According to the event promoter, Valentine demanded half of his money up a few months back and then left a drunken message on August 31st saying that the money they agreed on originally wasn’t enough, and he wouldn’t be coming unless he got more money.

The story goes that Valentine called back on September 1st and apologized for the drunken message, saying he would come as long as he got the other half of his money wired to him before the event. The promotion behind the event, Great North Wrestling, wired Valentine the money but he no-showed anyway.

I got the quote from Devon Nicholson with the following:

“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.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8kBNWZBHF4

FLWWEFan
09-07-2011, 06:19 AM
If that is indeed true, what a dick!

THEKEVINBRAND
09-07-2011, 07:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bhBsE5hyQs

el gabo
09-07-2011, 07:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bhBsE5hyQs

That really sucks. All a person has is his word, so he really has nothing now.

BTW, how was the event?

THEKEVINBRAND
09-07-2011, 06:31 PM
That really sucks. All a person has is his word, so he really has nothing now.

BTW, how was the event?

it was amazing!

Bodom
09-10-2011, 11:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R53Bkdi2hEA&feature=player_embedded

THEKEVINBRAND
09-10-2011, 01:59 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R53Bkdi2hEA&feature=player_embedded

I love you Lanny! that was AWESOME and he had every right to say what he said

Dubs
09-10-2011, 06:01 PM
The event looked fun. Great job for putting it together Kev. :D

Bodom
09-10-2011, 06:51 PM
There's something incredibly satisfying about hearing Lanny say mangina and pussy.

Dubs
09-10-2011, 07:00 PM
There's something incredibly satisfying about hearing Lanny say mangina and pussy.

It would have been more satisfying if he said it in a poem. XD

THEKEVINBRAND
09-10-2011, 07:19 PM
I think he was in a loss in words because he was pissed off!

Here's the full story on video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBmRnitRHDI

Bodom
09-10-2011, 08:15 PM
Valentine's explanation for missing the show:


I was booked for the Macho Man Memorial Show in Canada. That's true. I told the promoter I was coming. That's true. I received my deposit from the promoter. That's true. Now let me clear some things up...

A few days before the scheduled booking, my mother-n-law had to go into the hospital for an emergency surgery. I sent my wife, Julie, to Nashville to be by her side. I stayed back in Tampa to continue with my weekend booking schedule. I called the promoter when I saw my flight itinerary. He had me on a 715 flight to Miami from Tampa, then Miami to Chicago, then Chicago to Ottawa, then a couple hour drive to the show, plus going thru customs when I land...which can take an hour for me to get thru.

When I saw this, I called the promoter and left the message that many of you heard. I asked for the remainder of the money if I was going to be jumping on THREE different airplanes to get to this event. And yes, I promised him I would be there. Now what you need to understand is this... My message to him was stern. I was angry. My wife was a bundle of nerves because she is seeing her mother suffer. I was not with her, and I now have a flight schedule that is beyond crazy. Last time I went there I didn't need to go on THREE planes to get there. So, with all that being said, I was stressed out, and I do apologize to the fans who heard the voice mail that I left. The pressure got the best of me and I used language I shouldn't have. We all make mistakes.

This is what then unfolded as the reason I did not show up... The promoter sent me the remainder of the money as I asked. I was going to his booking as I promised him...even though I was under a lot of pressure with what has been going on with my mother-n-law (something that the promoter knew about). The morning of the booking came, I was still going. I then got a call from my wife in Nashville that her mom was given 2 days to live. That did it for me. How can I, as a husband, NOT be with my wife and mother-n-law, and the rest of the family? What would you do? If you were a son or daughter of adult age, and had a vacation scheduled, but your Mom or Dad was given two days to live...would you still go away on your vacation, or put things in priority order, and be with your family?

As I write this to you, I am with the family in Nashville, filling my days with my wife and the rest of the family at my mother-n-law's bedside. It's been 2 days already and she is still with us, but I attribute that to the many fans and friends who have been praying for her. I have received numerous emails expressing your concern and support in my situation.

If the promoter is angry, and out to try and hurt my reputation, shame on him. I called him and apologized for not being able to come, and TOLD HIM I was not going to make it because of the news we got from the hospital the morning of the show... that her death was expected. I even went as far to tell him that I would return the money he sent...all of it, and I STILL stand by it. When I return to Tampa, I will be heading to my bank and mailing him the money. This was never the issue, so why he had to go off and try to hurt me at a time where we are having a tragedy in our family, I don't know.

What tends to hurt me the most, is that I asked him to please tell the fans that I was sorry and that I was not going to be able to make it to the event. I purposely made sure that he would express that to the fans who came out to see me, and to celebrate the life of Randy Savage. Instead, he tells everyone that I pulled a "No show". He didn't give any reason for my absence, just told people I didn't show up. This is not how I operate. However, when push comes to shove with family, family will always win out.

That is the truth. This is what happened. Yes, I did not like the flight itinerary, and I did ask him for the balance of my payoff, but that had nothing to do with me not being there. It was getting the news that my mother-n-law was about to die that caused me to decide not to go the day of. As stated earlier, my mother-n-law seems to be doing better, and I thank you all for praying. I believe that is the only reason why. For those that got offended, I do apologize, and I do hope to see you again one day soon. Thank you for your support throughout this time, and for being such dedicated fans and friends.

THEKEVINBRAND
09-10-2011, 09:29 PM
Valentine's explanation for missing the show:

I still don't care he got all the money and still didn't show up, you got committments to fulfill and you never showed up

Iron Ape
09-10-2011, 09:34 PM
A dying relative sort of supersedes anything going on with a pretend fighting show. People can get their money back, but the same can't be said for the final moments spent with a loved one.

I'm not saying I necessarily believe this guy's story; if he is telling the truth, though, then all he is really guilty of is acting like a knob on someone's answering machine.

THEKEVINBRAND
09-10-2011, 10:39 PM
A dying relative sort of supersedes anything going on with a pretend fighting show. People can get their money back, but the same can't be said for the final moments spent with a loved one.

I'm not saying I necessarily believe this guy's story; if he is telling the truth, though, then all he is really guilty of is acting like a knob on someone's answering machine.

The least he could've done was return the money if he couldn't show up

Iron Ape
09-10-2011, 10:46 PM
The least he could've done was return the money if he couldn't show up
According to what Bodom posted, he still intends to do that. And if he really has been vigilant with family at hospice, I can understand why he hasn't yet been able to get to the bank to take care of that.

THEKEVINBRAND
09-10-2011, 10:48 PM
According to what Bodom posted, he still intends to do that. And if he really has been vigilant with family at hospice, I can understand why he hasn't yet been able to get to the bank to take care of that.

I dont think it's legit what he's saying I think something's wrong here that he's not saying

Automatic
09-11-2011, 02:36 PM
It's been 2 days already and she is still with us, but I attribute that to the many fans and friends who have been praying for her.

Wait, what?

THEKEVINBRAND
09-11-2011, 06:09 PM
It's been 2 days already and she is still with us, but I attribute that to the many fans and friends who have been praying for her.

Wait, what?

i know i dont understand it either

KJ PUNK
09-12-2011, 01:04 AM
The only problem I'm having with his story is this.

Why didn't he call the promoter and say he wasn't coming because of his mother-in-law's illness? That simple phone call could've prevented all of this mess from happening.

EDIT: I see that he did call.

THEKEVINBRAND
09-12-2011, 04:28 AM
The only problem I'm having with his story is this.

Why didn't he call the promoter and say he wasn't coming because of his mother-in-law's illness? That simple phone call could've prevented all of this mess from happening.

EDIT: I see that he did call.
The only thing I'm pissed about is he took the money no matter what and still never returned it

Bodom
09-12-2011, 09:06 AM
-"When I return to Tampa, I will be heading to my bank and mailing him the money"

THEKEVINBRAND
09-12-2011, 11:24 AM
-"When I return to Tampa, I will be heading to my bank and mailing him the money"

I hope it's true, I hope to God it is, so we can end this debacle once and for all