Source: Mississauga News
An Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) event scheduled for Sept. 19 at the Hershey Centre has been cancelled.
The popular, made-for-television wrestling product was to be taped in Mississauga for broadcast at a later date.
Dawn Dwyer, spokesperson for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), which runs the event, said this week that the cancellation, announced by WWE president Carl DeMarco, was caused by logistical problems.
“We’re having scheduling issues,” Dwyer said. “There’s not a way we could get our TV production trucks to the building on time. However, we will be coming back to Mississauga at some point.”
The Mississauga venue proved a huge success for the ECW in its last stop here, on Sept. 9, 2000 when 5,000 people came out to watch nine matches. In that show’s last bout, ECW champ Justin Credible pinned both Steve Corino and Jerry Lynn in a “three-way dance.”
At least one of the many websites that comment on the wrestling scene was not impressed with the cancellation. Columnist Larry Csonka commented on 411mania.com that getting production trucks from the previous location in Montreal to Toronto should not be a big deal.
“You are telling me that a global conglomerate like WWE cannot get their Canadian branch organized enough to get the production trucks back and forth 340 miles? Holy hell, this is hilarious,” he wrote on the website.