IWTV is taking GCW to court.
Back in December 2020, Game Changer Wrestling formally announced that they were looking to be released from their contract with IWTV. Brett Lauderdale, the promoter of Game Changer Wrestling, noted that the promotion is run with a very small staff, only him.
“In this new world, our existing agreement w/ IWTV isn't sustainable & we need a change. We have tried to seek a resolution privately but we're not having much luck. IWTV will thrive with or without GCW. We just want the opportunity to do the same,’ said Lauderdale back in December.
Now, IWTV is suing GCW as they feel GCW has breached their contract by continuing to host pay-per-view events.
In the lawsuit (via Times Leader), IWTV claims they were informed at the start of December that GCW intended to breach their contract by hosting pay-per-view events through another platform. GCW events are hosted through FITE.
The suit notes that Game Changer proceeded to have a total of 36 pay-per-view events between December 5 and May 15, and IWTV says these “were a violation of the signed distribution agreement between the parties.”
IWTV claims that they informed GCW that they were breaching their contract but despite that, the events continue to occur.
In the lawsuit, IWTV says that damages cannot be calculated until GCW provides the full amount of revenue garnered by the pay-per-view events, “but it is believed the damages are in excess of $500,000.”
Fightful will continue to monitor this story and report any and all updates.