Pro Wrestling Collision management received the following message from Jerome Cusson, editor of Pro Wrestling Ponderings and one-half of the COLLISION announce team.
"I have now had the opportunity to commentate on four epiosdes of Pro Wrestling Collision. One of the reasons I take a six-hour train ride and sacrifice my weekends is the incredible work of Owner Chris Hagstrom and Creative Director Adam Testa.
Their professionalism sets such a high standard that bigger name independent wrestlers such as Sugar Dunkerton and Aaron Epic have talked about returning to Carbondale sooner rather than later.
This brings me to Episode Four and one of the most unacceptable incidents I’ve ever seen.
Bob Fester is an institution within the world of Southern Illinois wrestling. I’m not going to pretend to be an expert on this area, but I am a student of the game who has a great deal of respect for the history of this business. To see a 60-year-old get brutally shoved by Bull Bronson for no reason angered me.
As a professional, I felt an obligation to finish the episode. I also wanted to show respect for the six competitors whom I have the utmost respect for in the main event. It’s great that Bronson is suspended indefinitely, but what about the injuries Fester suffered. as well as the security staff who got shoved around needlessly?
The reality is Pro Wrestling Collision presented unsafe working conditions for everyone involved during that episode.
Perhaps this was best exemplified by Matt Cage, who verbally attacked Heath Hatton and brought a young child into the realm of wrestling. I firmly believe in mafia rules, just business and nothing personal. Including Hatton’s daughter.
There was simply no reason for that. Security once again had to break up a chaotic situation and put themselves in harm’s way. Coming after what happened with Bob Fester, this was another log on the fire.
My plans for March 23, when COLLISION Episodes Five and Six are taped, is not to be in Carbondale. I am protesting for the sake of security, the embattled officials and, most importantly, Bob Fester.
To paraphrase a famous wrestler from my neck of the woods, I am trying to be a voice for the voiceless. In a sense, I am #SittingOneOutforBob
I will be meeting with Chris and Adam in the very near future to discuss my issues and hope to return in April."
As a result of the events of Episode Four and Jerome's concern, Owner Chris Hagstrom has decided that he personally will join Kevin Hunsperger at the commentary booth for Saturday's COLLISION taping. This will allow him the opportunity to keep a close eye on everything happening at the event.
Fans will be able to see the events of Episode Four for themselves later this week on our YouTube channel.