Panero made it clear in his statement to me that the Revere incident was just one of two key incidents that concerned him enough to turn down the PPV date clearance—the other being when a fan was caught on fire. Heidenriech is doing well again, looking totally disturbed by everyone and everything. Without Hayabusa, business plummeted and after another star, Mr. Gannosuke, was injured, Scherer also noted that ECW didn't initially own the website that he ran. Promoter Maurice Williams said he doesn't promote hard-core. Scherer also noted, in a published response to this article, that the website that he ran did not yet exist during the time of his initial public comments about the Torch's role in reporting on the ECW PPV situation in late 1996/early 1997, but rather was registered in late 1997. The Torch had been made the scapegoat for ECW losing its dream of being on PPV. It includes nearly 25 years worth of archives from our coverage of pro wrestling dating back to PWTorch Newsletters from the late-'80s filled with insider secrets from every era that are available to VIPers in digital PDF format and Keller's radio show from the early 1990s. various hospitals, once having to travel by ambulance. Compare that to what Heyman told me—as quoted in the Dec. 7, 1996 Torch: “I consider what happened a scary incident. (aka "Entertainment Pro Wrestling"). his taking on six New Jersey State Troopers (and rumored to have been winning until July 17, 1999 column: "There were these four little pigs in the pig races. The timing seemed to indicate perhaps it was the final straw. -The head of the other PPV distributor - Hugh Panero - is on record multiple times, including a press release, stating HE NEVER RECEIVED A TAPE - PERIOD - long after Bruce is accused of bragging that he sent them a tape in a hotline no one has recording of. Blood has been a part of the business since before anyone involved in ECW was born. We should demonstrate how we’re not going to let that happen again, how we’re going to control some of the theatrics to avoid that in the future.’” I saw that he has been promoting the backyard wrestling video game and sh*t. Thats nuts. Hey, just because I shoot baskets in the gym sometimes doesn't mean I expect Allen Iverson to throw me the ball if I show up at the Core State Center. That attempt at clarity and thoroughness fueled false claims that he bragged about sending a tape in the first recording, and then in essence retracted it a few hours later.) The promotion never allowed footage of the incident to be used Few were concerning themselves with details, such as the fact that Viewers Choice had already turned down ECW weeks earlier due to controversial content (not related to the Kulas incident), and Heyman had not let his wrestlers or the media know that.