John Bacon, President of Spokane Anarchy Wrestling (who we wrote about in early July), called us today to let us know about the drama that's gone down since we wrote about his backyard wrestling group.
"There was a lot of tension in our ranks because of [The Inlander article]," he says.
In our piece on SAW, we highlighted one particularly explosive scene at this year's Wrestle Rave IV where the group was divided over a bloody fight. Those SAW members who were opposed to what was going on — particularly Porno Mike and Rusty (a referee) — have been "blatantly fired," he says. Bacon says he doesn't care about losing them as members and supporters — he and SAW's management are trying to take the group in a new direction.
"They didn't like not being able to do whatever they want," Bacon says. "They wanted to run things. With Porno Mike, it's always been very high tension."
Bacon says some of those wrestlers have threatened to start their own new wrestling organization. But he's not buying it.
"It's all a bunch of mumbo jumbo."
Spokane Anarchy Wrestling will host its first in-ring event at the Cretin Hop on August 29 alongside local Juggalo record label, Chop Meat Records. And Bacon says SAW is in talks with Spokane Boxing. Their goal is still to see SAW move out of the backyard.