An open letter from White Rose Championship Wrestling Majority Stakeholder, Simon Bedford
Published in daily national newspapers, The Sun, The Daily Mirror and the Daily Star and available online at White Rose Online on Monday December 26th 2011
Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a very Merry Christmas.
Secondly, please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Simon Bedford, and I am the Majority stakeholder in White Rose Championship Wrestling.
I'm sure you have heard by now through our aggressive online, TV and media advertising (and if not, where have you been for the last two months), British wrestling is making a triumphant comeback to British television. British Wrestling has not aired for over twenty five years. The reason for this is simple. An American monopoly on wrestling.
Since the last wrestling show aired on British TV, the British wrestling scene has continued under an unintentional veil of secrecy. BSkyB, due to it's deal with a certain American brand could not (and would not) air British wrestling. Terrestrial channels, due to the route that American wrestling decided to take with it's extreme violence and sexual imagery, would not touch a wrestling product for fear of being reported to a broadcasting standards agency. Despite all this the British wrestling scene has thrived and in recent years undergone a real resurgence. Sky TV would have you believe that only a certain brand, or certain wrestlers are capable being charismatic showmen. Sky TV would have you believe that only the Americans can be athletic and agile. Sky TV would have you believe there is only one company out there.
White Rose Championship Wrestling aims to change that. We are going to bring you the best of British, every Friday night on Virgin Media. We'll also bring you a cast of international stars to boot. Join Jason Oddyssey this Friday as he makes his triumphant return to the British wrestling scene after conquering America. Find out what is powering the supernatural star, The Odium. See the very best in tag team wrestling. We've got a proverbial who's who of the British wrestling scene - Rexx Calibur, Wayne Irvin, Dixon Casablanca, Sylvain DuBois, Marc McCarthy and more. Watch as we crown our first Television champion this Friday, and start the search for the first ever White Rose Heavyweight Champion.
Furthermore, I invite you to join us this week for free, thanks to Virgin Media. Consider that our Christmas present to you.
We hope you'll join us, as we prove to you that the British have still got it.
Majority Stakeholder, White Rose Championship Wrestling
*Friday Night Wrestling airs every Friday on PPV on Virgin Media. Friday Night Wrestling will air on Friday 30th January free and unscrambled on Virgin Media channel 804. Further Friday Night Wrestling airs weekly on Virgin Media channel 804, and is on a pay per view basis, charged at £4.99 per show.