GCW has been one of the hottest independent promotions in the United States over the last year or so. Formerly known for their gory deathmatches and wild stunts, owner Brett Lauderdale has tried to broaden the appeal of the company with stars like Matt Cardona, Sean Waltman, and Jeff Jarrett. Hardcore fans of the company believe they’re witnessing a true wrestling revolution.

Yesterday, a Twitter user shared some concerning allegations against Lauderdale and GCW. The screenshots allege that under orders from Brett, multiple fake COVID-19 test results were purchased so that GCW could continue to hold events during the pandemic. Brett Lauderdale has responded to those allegations, but he is not saying much.

Sean Ross Sapp tweeted that he spoke to Lauderdale for comment. The GCW boss said that he has referred the matter to an attorney. There was no further comment beyond that.

“I’ve referred this matter to my lawyer and as much as I’d like to comment, I’ve been advised not to.”


The tweet shared several names who were involved in the alleged fake testing scheme. Homicide, Rickey Shane Page, Matthew Justice, and Lauderdale himself (using their legal names) are all accused of receiving false results. There could be criminal liability involved if this proves to be true.

Time will tell if anything comes of these startling allegations. Brett Lauderdale is lawyering up. The matter may ultimately wind up in the court system.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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