Victory Championship Wrestling will be leaving its hometown of Munford, Alabama.
The new town council in Munford claims that they can charge new tenants a higher rent, which is why VCW is being forced out of their building.
VCW has made much stronger claims, accusing the town of being racist and transphobic.
VCW General Manager Johnny Slaughter gave the following statement to Chris Deez of Bodyslam.net:
“Yeah it is kind of a disgraceful situation with the Town of Munford. We have been there for years, and even made thousands of dollars of repairs to one of the town owned buildings, so that we could use it for our academy. Well now they have a new town council and realized they can charge someone else more than we are paying now that the building is useable.
One of the Town council members has been heard by both one of my talents and someone the council member works with stating that he was not too happy about us having a African American Heavyweight Champion or a transgender member on our team. The town swears they know nothing about the council members comments and just want out of the lease because they want out of it.”
“We are currently in negotiations with the town’s lawyer about settling what they owe us, and when it is done we will out the council member to the media (all sources). The town once told me they did not want to be known for Professional wrestling, so instead they can be known for bigotry and racism.”
Wrestler LaDarrius Young backed up that claim by saying, “So here is some back story. We are getting kicked out of Munford, AL and the 17th is our last show there. The reason why we are getting kicked out is the mayor of Munfodd, AL is racist and said he does not like the fact our Victory Championship Wrestling Heavyweight Champion is black and we have a transgender person working in the womens division”
Munford has yet to issue a comment regarding these claims. Fightful will update this story if a statement is given by the town.
VCW will hold its last show in Munford on October 17.