Bauer admits that talents asking for releases and not honoring commitments was just part of how wrestling had changed in the modern era. That didn’t stop him from continuing to rail against it, with the MLW promoter not only claiming that wrestlers put him in a bad position, but that their lack of commitment affects the people behind the scenes at MLW in production, toys, and other departments.
“The people in production, they’re committed, their families are invested,” Bauer said. “And these guys skip down and they want to dip out, they’re f*****g not just me, they’re f*****g all these people … all the passion they put into making the toys, all those things … there’s a ripple effect to that. But it’s happened so many times, and I don’t cry about it, it’s just the realities of the business, and it’s changed. Like, I think a lot of promoters take the high road and are just like ‘It is what it is.’ And once you hear one side of the conversation, you don’t hear the other side.”
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