Texas-based independent promotion WrestleCircus announced today that they will be closing their doors for good, effective immediately. Their upcoming event scheduled for July 28th, which was to feature a huge six-man tag team main event between AEW’s SoCal Uncensored and Impact Wrestling’s The Rascals, has been cancelled.
The following statement was issued:
“It’s time to say goodbye and this it will have to be for good. We have cancelled the upcoming show on Sunday July 28th and WrestleCircus will finally die its final death. All customers who have purchased tickets will be refunded. Look for an email notification within the next 24-48 hours.
I want to apologize for all the ups and downs, 99.999% of which have all been at the fault of nobody but myself (Al). Please know that when I brought WrestleCircus back, it was against advisement of several of my most trusted peers (including Jordan Len-X and Kevin Condron), however, my own ego and the desire to bring WrestleCircus back got in the way of their better judgement.
Both of those individuals as well as several others did everything in their power to keep us running despite everything going on, but ultimately matters within my own personal and private life have once again led to our downfall. I am deeply sorry for all the hardships and obviously this is not the way I’d hoped for WrestleCircus to end… That said, I am clearly not fit to run a wrestling company despite my passion for the business.
Once again, I am truly sorry for letting so many people down and I hope that our fans and wrestlers will cherish the good memories rather than piling on the jokes about another indie biting the dust. Thank you to all of you who continued to support WrestleCircus, through all of the ups and downs. It was a fun ride while it lasted.”
WrestleCircus ran its first show in October 2016 with EC3 in the main event, winning the first ever Ringmaster Championship in a Fatal 4-Way match against Colt Cabana, Lance Archer and Raymond Rowe.
Over time they began to generate a considerable amount of online buzz for their unique gimmick and consistent quality of matches, to the point where it actually became a destination indie for some fans who would travel to shows, not unlike PWG, but for a much shorter period of time.
In August 2017 they held an event called “The Cody Rhodes Summer Circus Show” with Cody beating Scorpio Sky to retain the ROH World Championship in the main event. Perhaps their most talked-about show came in February of last year, with Brian Cage vs. Tessa Blanchard headlining in a widely praised intergender match.
July 28th show cancelled… WrestleCircus closes for good. pic.twitter.com/4R4n9buke7
— WrestleCircus – Next Show: July 28th (@WrestleCircus) July 26, 2019