Double shot. Wrestling is a hard business to get out of. While some people manage to come out of the other side and go on to do something else, there are other people who are in the business for life. While they may not be wrestling anymore, there is quite the lucrative market for legends to make appearances at smaller shows. This isn’t the easiest thing in the world though as sometimes there is a bit of a hustle involved.

Earlier this week, Scott Hall tweeted that he was being falsely advertised for a Vanguard Championship Wrestling event in Norfolk, Virginia on June 15. Hall said that he had never been booked for the show or contacted about such an appearance. However, the Vanguard Championship Wrestling promoter has responded on Facebook, saying that Hall had agreed to make the appearance as a makeup date for a canceled appearance in 2017. The promoter also included a video that Hall shot and posted in early April, advertising the appearance and saying that he would be at the show.

Here are Hall’s tweets, the response from the promoter and the video Hall shot:

Scott Hall has cancelled his appearance with VCW on June 15th. Due to circumstances beyond our control, Scott Hall took another booking the same date. After he posted public messages on Twitter, VCW Management reached out to Hall to remind him that he had made a commitment to us to appear in Norfolk, to make up for a prior cancelled appearance for health reasons in July of 2017. This commitment is in writing, with specific terms. Hall had also announced his appearance in a promotional video that was published one month ago.

“It is unfortunate that anyone would conduct business in this manner in 2019”, said VCW Promoter Travis Bradshaw. “It is our priority to provide what we advertise, and our fans deserve better from the talent that commit to appear”. Tweets that alleged that VCW had advertised without making contact have since been removed.

Anyone that has pre-purchased tickets and autograph appearances in advance will be contacted and granted a full refund on their autograph packages, and an optional refund on their ticket to the event. We are working diligently to find a suitable replacement, but rest assured the event will go on. VCW fans can expect the same action-packed card that is being advertised!”

Opinion: Well that isn’t good. With the video out there, it’s kind of hard to spin this as anything more than Hall double booking himself and blowing off the Vanguard Championship Wrestling show. Hopefully the promotion gets a solid replacement so the fans get something out of it, as Hall seems to thumb his nose at the promotion for the sake of taking a better booking elsewhere. That’s not the best look, though other promotions will book him later on due to his star power.

How bad does this look for Hall? What is the worst instance you’ve seen of a wrestler ripping off a promotion? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his Amazon author page with 28 wrestling books. His latest book is the the Complete 2000 Monday Nitro and Thunder Reviews Part 1.

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