By Nicholas Jason Lopez
Armed with a background of both marketing and 20 years of restaurant management experience, RJ had worked for the West Coast Wrestling Connection (WCWC) as a referee, ring announcer and interviewer for five years. One of his last projects with The WCWC was to create an app for them.
Once their weekly television show came off the air this past December, RJ had an opportunity to move on. He figured, “Why not create an app for everybody?”
“That is one of the main reasons I did it,” said RJ. “Any database out there that I have found is messy and out of date if you’re looking for pro wrestling promotions, so I wanted to bring those two things together.”
Thus, the WrestlePOST app was launched in March 2019 with the purpose of being a tool for fans, promotions and wrestling talent to find each other, buy and sell gear, merchandise and equipment, as well as post and find other wrestling-related services.
“In the time I spent in wrestling getting to know the performers, if there is a struggle, it’s [for] independent contractors to market themselves and try to promote themselves and get booked,” said RJ.
*The Following Press Release Was Issued By Phillip Stamper*
The Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers returns at The Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Ave in Toronto, Ontario on Thursday, August 8 featuring Josh Alexander, RJ City, Space Monkey, Shane Sabre, Addy Starr, and UNION Heavyweight champion Anthony Kingdom defending against Kevin Blackwood.
Tickets and info available at WrestlersUnion.ca.
With the world’s leading professional wrestling company bringing their biggest event of Summer to Toronto, the Toronto owned-and-operated UNION of INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL WRESTLERS will showcase some of Canada’s best homegrown talent to local and visiting pro wrestling fanatics THIS Thursday night!
Join a night of cold beers and hot fights at The Tranzac Club (292 Brunswick Ave near Bloor and Spadina) with “Never Say Never”, a six-fight extravaganza full of hard-hitting, high-flying, no hold barred action.
Doors open 8:30 p.m., bell time 9 p.m.! Tickets on sale NOW at WrestlersUnion.ca! $20 for General Admission and only $35 for VIP Front Row (including 8 p.m. entry with an exclusive match and a free Union t-shirt)!
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