UK TV Channel FreeSports has announced that controversial promotion 5 Star Wrestling will be broadcasting live on the platform throughout 2018.
You may remember 5* being in the news earlier this year when owner Daniel Hinkles offered CM Punk $1 Million dollars to compete in their 128-man tournament which has since been postponed.
To further add to the confusion and controversy, highly rated UK promotion Preston City Wrestling (PCW) were reportedly in talks with FreeSports before this was announced.
Unfortunately after months of #FreeSports pursuing PCW for the channel & many assurances we regret to inform all the Freesports deal is off
— PCW UK WRESTLING (@PCW_UK) September 7, 2017
Several big names in UK wrestling have slated the move, going so far as to say that it is hugely detrimental to the progress that the UK scene has enjoyed over the past few years.
— FreeSports ? (@FreeSportsUK) September 7, 2017
Freesports signs deal with 5 Star.
''offered CM Punk £1 million'' is more important than ''cancelled 11 dates''
— MaffewBotchamaniaGuy (@Maffewgregg) September 7, 2017
British wrestling is at its hottest right now thanks to the promoters putting in the hard work and actual five star talent.
— Jack A. Gallagher (@GentlemanJackG) September 7, 2017
5 Star Wrestling are the Poochie of the British scene.
— El Ligero (@Ligero1) September 7, 2017
— Jimmy Havoc (@JimmyHavoc) September 7, 2017
Me, Jon and Glen have worked hard. Most other promoters work hard. Don't insist you've "worked hard" by cancelling dates, you shower.
— Jim Smallman (@jimsmallman) September 7, 2017