Urban Wresting Federation Champion, Rasche Brown, who won the title at the company’s most recent Street King iPPV announced on his official Facebook account late last night that he was no longer in any way associated with the company and that if anyone supported him in the company, they can stop now. As a result, Brown has obviously been stripped of the UWF Championship.
Brown noted on his Facebook that he was apparently requested to change his look, which he also responded on his Facebook account to UWF founder, Steve Karel. Brown noted that there are basic fundamentals in professional wrestling that should not change and he’s not a storm trooper trying to look like the rest of the UWF roster and he doesn’t need Karel, who he then stated never spent a day in the ghetto, trying to tell him how he acts and what he wears.
According to a report from PWInsider, the promotion opted to end negotiations with Brown instead of agreeing to several requests Rasche had asked for in order to return and talent that worked the first three PPV broadcasts were under contracts that had expired, necessitating new deals for talent appearing on UWF events going forward. UWF released the following in regards to the end of negotiations with Rasche Brown. “UWF management is standing by their vision for the product, and wish to only have talent who understands, accepts, and is active in promoting the company and image being projected.”
Brown then commented on the talent roster that appears for Urban Wrestling Federation, noting that the promotion will be using guys that are still training on the next pay-per-view, to which Urban Wrestling Federation sent out the following to PWInsider in response.
“With the above prior explanation to why no contract was offered to Rasche Brown for future UWF tapings, this statement is unfounded and was never an issue at all and was never discussed. The Urban Wrestling Federation continues to strive to book the best available talent fitting the UWF mold. The producers of the UWF have booked matches that have garnered universal praise from wrestling fans and top wrestling press reporters for the first three pay per view events “First Blood, Hood Justice, and Street King.” The original list of talent with whom the producers wanted to work was too long to fit in/on the previous three pay per views and now some of those talents, rumored to be from both the west and east coasts, will be moved onto the active roster. The UWF is a place for stars to be made, and we welcome hardworking talent to our roster, known and some currently unknown. We welcome the addition of select talents signed from the S.A.T.’S Ludus Professional Wrestling School located in Brooklyn, NY, where we feel Joel and Will Maximo provide great knowledge and experience to all their students veterans and new students breaking into the business.The Urban Wrestling Federation provides a perfect platform for talent that wish to elevate themselves and game on our nationally televised pay per views, DVD’s, company branded website, many social media platforms, as well as an aggressive national marketing campaigns including ads on urban and rock radio stations in major markets, print ads in magazines and newspapers, as well as ads on national TV cable networks on highly rated programs.”