INTERVIEW — EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, JUSTIN CLARK (PART ONE)
Posted by flairwhoooooo on July 2, 2012
Interview by Amber Wagner
Barely paying attention to the conversation, buried in his phone (which is usually his style), Executive Producer of New Midwest Wrestling Events, Justin Clark sat across the table from me. He’d been asked for weeks to do an interview for the site, but was hard to get one-on-one. With New Midwest Wrestling’s BLINDSIDE two months away (August 25th), he told me that he was trying to get the ball rolling as far as preparation goes. But he had a free hour and was able to grant this exclusive interview. I was shocked to see how open he was regarding New Midwest Wrestling business and the controversial air that seemed to loom.
AW: So, let’s start off with the obvious elephant in the room, the Tommy Arson situation. Arson and LPC seemed to pull a fast one on the matchmakers, most importantly you, and keep Arson’s involvement in the New Midwest Wrestling Championship Ladder Match a secret until they literally stole the title as a coup for the members of the Sovereign plan. Where do you stand with the ruling made that Arson is now Champion?
JC: I said it before, I’ve got egg on my face. I wasn’t paying attention to what was right under my nose. Arson was indeed signed in that match. I’m paying for it; trust me. But I’ve learned from it, and it cannot happen again.
AW: A few people have made claims that it seems that anyone can do what they want in certain matches. For example, the next ladder match New Midwest has, ANYONE can run up the ladder and win. And what happened last month is evident of that.
JC: But as I said, Arson was signed for that match. There are no contracts for this level of wrestling for the participants to assign. They just have to verbally accept to the terms laid out by the official, in this case LPC, and then that official does the paperwork on it. All CoTrane told anyone was that the first man to come down with the championship was the winner. He’s smarter than he looks sometimes.