I wish them well, but again, WorldwideUnderground's post here is the only news I've heard about this show.
I just asked Resistance if their Facebook-advertised and flyer $15 GA tickets from a few days ago are still available. The actual ticket site only has $20 GA and some dreaded $30 front row free-rain-poncho seats.
They will be running a full service bar which doesn't interest me at all. I wonder who agreed to pay to the insurance, security, and medical, especially since this is a Summit Park District venue? Who will clean up the mess or pay for any damaged concessions for this "hardcore" show?
As a side note, I found out about this today: Wrestling Legend & Hardcore Icon Sabu along with Super Genie Melissa Coates will be at Creative Comics in Griffith IN doing a signing this Sunday May 19th, from 2-4 PM. Promo Pics-$10 Photo Op $10 T-Shirts $25 Unsigned Book $30 Personalized Book $40
Will there be any surprises in Sabu's fine-print like the price is actually $20 if you want BOTH of them. There is also no mention about your signed items. I asked Creative Comics and they replied that they will check with the booker and get back to me.
More to come, maybe.
Just my opinions: Hardcore might not be the direction to go with, but I have never promoted-they have. The promotion and comic book store should both so more promoting and get their facts straight if and when they do their limited advertising.
Doesn't GCW run the same building? Pretty sure the building doesn't care about the hardcore.
That's too bad because it's one of those well kept park district facilities built in the 2000's. I don't know much about Summit, IL but it appears that they run various community events throughout the week.
Anyway, Resistance replied on Facebook that the $15 GA tickets are sold out even though they didn't publish revised ads there and on their twitter pages with the corrected prices. Their webpage also has the $15 price as of today. They wrote they do not set the gimmick prices for the wrestlers appearances but that the prices will be reasonable and they plugged his new book. They didn't offer to check and get back to me.
Waiting to hear back from the comic book store about clarification for their Sunday appearance. They needed to check with the booker for clarification on the prices.
What kind of promoting is this? There are 5 or more shows in Illinois this weekend and Resistance should try to distinguish itself by being fan-friendly with what minimal or no money spent towards promoting, even here.
Last Edit: May 14, 2019 7:52:05 GMT -6 by Gil Wilcox
FOUR WAY DANCE "Homicidal Suicidal Genocidal Death-Defying Hardcore Legend" SABU w/ Super Genie vs Mad Man Pondo vs "Dark Prophet" Orin Veidt vs "Ultraviolent Beast" Masada
RESISTANCE HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP "Southern Savior" John Skyler (c) vs "Iron Demon" Shane Mercer
Rejects - "Duke of Hardcore" John Wayne Murdoch & Reed "By God" Bentley vs Ugly Ducklings - Rob Killjoy & Lance Lude w/ Coach Mikey
"Husky Heartthrob" Kody Rice vs Trish Adora
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Sabu canceled his appearance at creative comics last minute! All of us fans were waiting and the owner told us that sabu was not coming and he was going to the airport. Apparently, sabu was "stuck" in traffic. What a let down. I drove 35mins for that crap and waited in line for another 45mins to be told sabu isn't coming. Props to creative comics for having an AMAZING store!
Sabu has made it to his last 3 Chicago area appearances and has been more than accommodating. His prices are reasonable for his status as a hardcore legend, he even signed my ecw magazine for free after the show! And the four way main event completely delivered, Sabu seems to have recovered from hip surgery and even hit some dives! Compare this to Rikishi who wanted 40 bucks at the zelo show for a personal item autograph, Sabu only charges 10 bucks.
Why does Sabu use the letter u multiple times in his Twitter handle?
A part of me died when kayfabe died. Kayfabe was treated with reverence. It was a privilege to be smart. It was a privilege to be involved in this business. It’s not because you had $1200 and could go online and buy a pair of f'n boots, and now you’re a f'n pro wrestler. --Ed Chuman.