Reuters is reporting that the planned Hockey Fights PPV, which was to feature former WWE World champion Bill Goldberg as a special referee, has pulled out of its Winnipeg venue. Apparently this is because the promoters are afraid of legal ramifications from Canadian authorities if the event went through.
According to the article, 4,000 tickets are being refunded to fans.
The Winnipeg Sun reported on Saturday that local authorities had warned that if the 32 fighter tournament (made up of former hockey players brawling on skates) took place, it would be considered illegal prize fighting and would be subject to the letter of the law.
The Reuters article can be read by clicking HERE.
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