GCW held its biggest show ever on January 23 as the promotion came to the Hammerstein Ballroom for a sold out show.
The show did the biggest numbers in GCW history for FITE TV and featured talent such as Nick Gage, Jon Moxley, Joey Janela, The Briscoes, Homicide, Matt Cardona, Jeff Jarrett, EFFY, Ruby Soho and more.
Taking to social media, GCW owner Brett Lauderdale reflected on the success and learn experiences from the show.
Sunday was a smash hit business wise for gcw. All records shattered and its not even close. But im not happy at all. Feel like I let a lot of people down. Got played and I shoulda known better. Big time learning experience. Gonna work harder than ever to get a 2nd chance.— brett lauderdale (@Lauderdale11) January 26, 2022
Lauderdale didn't elaborate on how he let people down or how he got played.
Nick Wayne was pulled from the show despite being advertised. He said that his removal from the show was out of his or GCW's control.
No person under the age of eighteen years shall participate in any authorized professional combative sports, and no person under sixteen years of age shall be permitted to attend thereat as a spectator, provided, however, that a person under the age of sixteen may be permitted to attend as a spectator if accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Wayne is 16 years old but professional wrestling is specifically listed as not being a combative sport in the New York Codes, Rules, and Regulations.
The show has received mixed reactions from fans with Matt Cardona saying on Busted Open Radio that many fans have told him that his match was awesome while other fans told him that it was an overbooked mess.
If you missed anything from The WRLD on GCW, check out Fightful's full report on the show by clicking here.