One of the things the plague the independent wrestling industry are shady
promoters. They promise one thing and many many times don’t deliver on them.
Things such as promoting “former WWE stars” like Doink and the Patriot and
having joe-smoe play them instead of the actual guys who played them come in and
work the show.
Now, why do I mention Jeff Katz in the title? Well, it
looks as if he’s, sadly, another one of those promoters, this time ripping off
the fans for over 100,000 dollars worth on Kickstarter. For those not familiar
with Kickstarter, it’s a website that creators can go to and appeal to fans to
help fund projects. Wrestling Retribution Project was one of those. Mr. Katz
went to Kickstarter to appeal to fans to help fund his promotion and those who
pledged a certain amount would get extra goodies such as DVD’s and what not.
That was in 2011. Since then only a trailer has been released and
nothing else. And Mr. Katz hasn’t been answering questions regarding it since
then. Some fans have begun to wonder where is the product. User Krispy
Kristofferson has gone on YouTube to document the whole history of the project
to this point.
Many wrestling fans counted on the fact that this guy has a history in production and that he wouldn’t be a shady promoter, sadly, it looks as if he’s just as shady as the ones in bumble-frick Alaska.
There’s rumors rumbling that it apparantly cost more than the original 100, 000 dollars that was originially estimated. Well, if he had been honest with the fans, they may be more forgiving, but it’s looking like they got ripped off sadly.