IWTV And GCW’s Brett Lauderdale Issue Statements Regarding Ongoing Lawsuit
IWTV and GCW have issued public statements about their recent legal issues.
PUBLIC STATEMENT ON IWTV/GCW LEGAL MATTER
JUNE 4TH, 2021
On December 26, 2020, Game Changer Wrestling (GCW) announced via social media that they unilaterally wished to be released from their distribution agreement with IndependentWrestling.TV (IWTV).
This agreement was signed in March 2020 and has been honored since then by IWTV. Over the past several months, IWTV has made multiple attempts to address GCW’s contractual concerns, including efforts to renegotiate and come to terms on a new agreement.
IWTV’s goal has always been to resolve this issue outside of the courts. While this is still our preference, unfortunately at this time we feel we have no option but to pursue legal action against GCW.
GCW owner Brett Lauderdale replied to the IWTV statement with the following, claiming he’s been attempting to work on an amicable resolution to the ongoing issue between the two parties.
I have sent countless proposals including one as recently as Mid-April, trying to find an amicable resolution including for #ToS666 weekend.
I was promised a counter offer but it never came because Mike Burns was mad about Drew Cordiero’s Food Truck.
Mike Burns is the co-owner of IWTV; Drew Cordiero is the owner and promoter of New England’s Beyond Wrestling. IWTV is suing for breach of contract for damages after GCW pulled its shows from the streaming platform back in December of 2020.
After initially entering a streaming agreement with IWTV in March of 2020, GCW and Lauderdale petitioned to be let out of their deal with the streaming platform in December. Citing the need for a change and claiming the existing agreement with IWTV was no longer sustainable, Lauderdale said that GCW “tried to seek a resolution privately but we’re not having much luck.”