Former-WCW Hardcore Champion Crowbar (real name Christopher Ford) was recently on the WINCLY podcast. During the interview, Ford revealed that himself and his Rescue Mania producing partner Kevin Sullivan had pitched a wrestling promotion to Spike TV after WWE left the network in 2005. Entitled Spike Championship Wrestling, the men had a meeting, and a plan, but no video, and cite that as the reason it didn’t go forward.
Transcription via Ross Kelly at Wrestling INC.
“When Jeff Jarrett and TNA were pitching to Spike, after WWE left [Spike TV], we had a meeting – me, [Sullivan] and J.J. Dillon,” stated Ford. “It just didn’t go through. They loved our concept – it was going to be called Spike Championship Wrestling…
“We had a concept, but we had no video. We had no tape. We hadn’t done anything.”
Ford is currently running Rescue Mania Wrestling, a promotion that benefits local firefighters.