PWI Issues Fine, Suspension over Contact with Referee
Pro Wrestling International, the sanctioning body over CWF Mid-Atlantic and other promotions across the globe, has issued a stern punishment over an incident that occurred at CWF Mid-Atlantic’s “The Fright Stuff” on October 20th in Gibsonville, NC. Coach Gemini pulled Senior Referee, Charles Richardson, from the ring while he was applying a pinfall count on Roy Wilkins by Ike Cross. The contact caused an automatic ejection.
PWI President, William L. Cross, issued a statement today regarding the incident. “Coach Gemini has been suspended for 1 game for making contact with Senior Referee, Charles Richardson.” Cross also noted that The Coach has also been fined an undetermined amount of money.
The suspension will mean Coach Gemini will not be at ringside for this Saturday’s CWF Mid-Atlantic event, “Tarheel Terror” in Chapel Hill. The event will host a one night tournament to crown the newly created PWI Title, the Central Carolina Championship. A “Sweet Sixteen” will compete for the title in a battle royal, with the final two competitors returning for the main event to decided the title.
While The Coach is suspended, he will have two entrants in the tournament. Arik Royal and Mace Li have been entered and it is expected that “The Voice of the All-Stars” Jarry Caray will be filling in as manager of the All-Stars that night.
Coach Gemini will be eligible to return on November 3rd at the CWF Mid-Atlantic event, “Invincible”, to be held in Gibsonville, NC.
PWI President Cross also noted that due to the nature of this incident, Ike Cross will continue to be considered a top contender for the PWI International Heavyweight Championship held by Roy Wilkins. There has already been talk of a potential rematch between Wilkins and Ike Cross with the title on the line again.