On Mar. 1, Game Changer Wrestling announced that The Great Muta's status for Joey Janela's Spring Break 4 was in question due to the business practices of Sonny Onoo.
GCW revealed that, essentially, Onoo wanted to bring Muta to WrestleCon on GCW's expense where Onoo would profit on his appearance. Negotiations fell apart, thought GCW remains open to discussing a deal with Muta. You can find a full recap of events by clicking here.
After GCW shared its story regarding dealings with Sonny Onoo, other promoters shared their own story.
AIW Owner John Thorne:
Sonny at it again, experienced similar money shake downs from him when I booked Ultimo Dragon. I did not use Sonny as the agent for the deal however Sonny set him up a booking for the next day so he expected me to pay him a booking commission for telling me where to fly Dragon. https://t.co/GmVzuQPhGN— John Thorne (@JohnThorneAIW) March 2, 2020
WrestlePro Booker/Promoter Kevin Matthews:
Before this story came out, Sonny reached out to me to try and get Ultimo & Himself booked on Alaska events w WrestlePro. I informed him after very unprofessional business the first time I worked with him I will NEVER do business with him again. This doesn’t surprise me. Carny. https://t.co/w998ctj6Jh— KM / Kevin Matthews (@Superstar_KM) March 2, 2020
Sonny Onoo claimed that GCW never made a deposit or booked an air reservation for Muta, GCW posted the following response.
Sonny,— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) March 2, 2020
This is a complete lie. We would have sent the deposit immediately if you would have honored the deal.
In addition, you never gave us flight details, dates, or Muta's info (Name/DOB).
That being said, we can do all of the above now, and send deposit directly to Muta. https://t.co/WVY6gTloSy
Also, before you hijacked the deal, we sent several flight options to the original agent, business class all the way. Everything was set until you intervened.— GameChangerWrestling (@GCWrestling_) March 2, 2020
P.S. on christmas morning nonetheless pic.twitter.com/0jbCgfB2Jd
As of now, it doesn't appear as if Muta will be present for Joey Janela's Spring Break 4.
Fightful will continue to provide more details as they are known.