What Culture Pro Wrestling announced today the cancellation of its forthcoming weekly Loaded shows at Manchester’s Bowlers Exhibition Centre from June 9 to August 18. All PPVs and Pro Wrestling World Cup dates are maintained.
YouTube recently decided classified wrestling as “non-advertiser friendly” because of “inappropriate content”, mostly for kids and teens. It involves a lack of visibilty on search sites like Google and mostly no more advertising incomes for all wrestling companies, from the independent ones to WWE.
But independent promotions are the ones who are suffering the most from this situation. As WCPW describes, advertising revenues allow them “to organise, set-up, manage, produce and edit a free-to-air show on the scale we had intended”. So it is no longer financially viable for WCPW to produce a weekly free show “of the quality our fans deserve”.
“Wrestling is not about violence. Wrestling is about scripted entertainment, amazing feats of athleticism and, most of all, story-telling”, insists WCPW that is decided to start a campaign with other wrestling organizations, journalists and fans to reverse the change.