Just one week away from ECWA‘s biggest card of the year, Amazing Red pulled out of the prestigious tournament citing a “family emergency”. As ECWA owner Michael Tartaglia stated on the Official ECWA facebook fanpage:
“Unfortunately, We have just heard from the Amazing Red and due to a family emergency, he is unable to make the Super 8 Tournament next week. We will let the ECWA fans decide on who they would like to see replace Red in the Tournament. Start the suggestions!”
This is a blow to the organization for a tournament that lacks a “name”.
However, fans can rest assured that both ECWA owner Michael Tartaglia and Matchmaker Joe Zanolle are looking for a suitable replacement left by the void of Red’s departure. Who could fill the gap? Several names have been offered by the ECWA fans, and at this point it’s just about anyone’s guess.
Just last month, Alexander James pulled out of his match with Alex Reynolds for the March 3rd “Spring Battle” card. On just two days notice, ECWA was able to sign Tony Nese to replace James. That switch was for the better and without a doubt ECWA is working hard to make lemonade with the lemons they were given with this shocking announcement. ECWA fans have faith!
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