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Real1 Explains His Side of MLW Departure, Blames Court Bauer For Misleading Headline

April 1, 2023 | Posted by Joseph Lee
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UPDATE: After threatening legal action earlier today over MLW reportedly releasing him, Real1 followed up with a tweet thanking the promotion and saying he had fun. In another tweet, he thanked MLW fans and apologized that he won’t be wrestling at Battle Riot V as advertised, adding that he has never been under contract to MLW.

He then posted a video saying he is not going to “talk shit” and “bury” people before going on to say that he was not told anything about wrestling for the MLW Title at Battle Riot V on April 8th until he saw himself being advertised for the show. He contacted the “owner” of MLW asking about MLW promoting him for the match and claims the owner (presumably referencing Court Bauer) apologized to him about it and said he’s wearing “too many hats” at MLW and forgot that Real1 apparently told him he never wanted to wrestle for the MLW Title. He said MLW “played” the fans by advertising him even though he never agreed to the match and reiterated that he isn’t under contract with MLW. He then added that MLW gave him “creative direction to bury a guy who just beat cancer” which he didn’t want to do. He said there was nothing left for him to do in MLW, noting he put over Microman on the way out and they wrote him off TV.

He then followed it up with another video in which he said he didn’t like the creative direction of “burying a guy with cancer” and blamed Court Bauer for putting out a story WrestleMania weekend that MLW fired him. He claims Bauer put the story out just to get headlines. He said he isn’t going to court as in legal action, that he was referencing Court Bauer.

ORIGINAL: As previously reported, Real1 was released from Major League Wrestling and his match at Battle Riot V was removed. He had been set to challenge World Champion Alex Hammerstone at that event. It was rumored that he had declined multiple creative plans and was not willing to work with the company’s top talent.

In a post on Twitter, Real1 commented on his release and suggested that he might get lawyers involved.

He wrote: “HILARIOUS. I never signed a deal. I had a hand shake. Do we want screen shots? I can just take ya to court.

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