Chris Kelly sent this in:
Shane Douglas was advertised to wrestle Al Snow at Saturday’s “Legends of the Arena” event promoted by longtime ECW performer Francine and her husband Joe to raise money for the American Cancer Society, but pulled a no-show.
When Snow came out for his match, he blamed the Head, saying he was responsible for all their losses to Douglas in the past and now that he had a chance to beat him, Head pulled this. The lights went out and when they returned, Jerry Lynn was in the ring. A few minutes into the match, the crowd began chanting, “F*** Shane Douglas.”
Douglas was scheduled to fly in Friday, but claimed he missed his flight. When Douglas attempted to re-book his flight for Saturday, he called claiming an issue at the airport, saying he was there and couldn’t rebook the flight. Ultimately, he did not come to the show, and the word going around the locker room was that he was in a cast from his ankle injury at the TNA Slammiversary pay-per-view and “didn’t want fans to see him in the cast.” Whatever the case may be, Douglas had a plane ticket and a hotel room paid for him, but he didn’t come.
Douglas was scheduled to be inducted into the Hardcore Hall of Fame at the event as there was a banner made for him. A decision was made to just announce Douglas couldn’t make it as they didn’t want to be bury anyone on what was supposed to be a feel good show for a good cause.
Tammy “Sunny” Sytch was also scheduled to appear at the show, but did not appear as well. In fact, her picture was on the banner advertisements promoting the show. Sytch backed out of the appearance to take a booking in California.