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FloSlam issued a statement on their WEBSITE that they will will no longer be airing WWN content:
“Planned coverage of WWN events will no longer be available on FloSlam. This includes EVOLVE, SHINE, FIP, Style Battle, and ACW events. We know fans are excited about these events and we’re disappointed to share that we will no longer provide the coverage you deserve and expect. If you’d like a refund, please email email@example.com with the subject line “FloSlam Refund Request,” and our team will assist you.”
Radican’s Analysis: This is a swift departure from what FloSports SVP and General Council Paul Hurdlow told me yesterday when I spoke to him on the phone. I was told that FloSports hoped to work out a deal outside of going to court. In the span of a day on very little notice, FloSlam has pulled EVOLVE’s live iPPV airings and has announced that they will no longer be hosting WWN content.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the end of FloSlam. WWN was the only good deal they had going for them. FloSlam was in talks with EVOLVE, ROH, PWG, and NJPW about adding them to the site before it launched. In the end, only EVOLVE ended up making an agreement with FloSlam and things fell apart after FloSlam fired Jeremy Botter, who did a tremendous job for them of generating buzz for the company.
I can’t see any circumstance in which people subscribe to FloSlam going forward. It’s a terrible move from a PR standpoint for FloSlam to pull the EVOLVE events just hours before their customers were expecting to be able to watch EVOLVE 92 live.