Jake Crist has poured gasoline (literally) over his salary dispute with Ian Rotten’s IWA Mid-South, igniting two title belts on fire in a new video. Crist, best known for his stint in Impact Wrestling, posted a video to Twitter on Tuesday in which he alleged Rotten hadn’t paid him in nearly a month and claimed he cut ties with Crist.
Crist noted as he sat under a bridge in the video: “Ian Rotten, I gave you three and a half weeks, almost four weeks now – it’s probably been four weeks! I gave you a fucking month to give me my money. So now that you’ve burned that bridge, I think I have some burning to do myself.
Crist then walked over to the two nearby seated title belts and poured gasoline on them, after which the video cut to a long distance from the burning titles. You can check it below.
Several wrestlers posted on Twitter in support of Crist, including John Wayne Murdrock, Zachary Wentz, Neil Diamond Cutter and Tank. Tank noted that he was withdrawing from IWA Mid-South’s King of the Deathmatch over this. Rotten has yet to respond to the video.
For anyone who has been screwed over by a promotion, this is for you! For the people!!! No excuses, you should have paid me, what’s done is done! pic.twitter.com/ScDLi4SNyX
— Jake Crist (@TheJakeCrist) June 13, 2022
I am with @TheJakeCrist I will not be outside the IWA in the future.
— KING RABBIT 🐰 (@TheDukeJWM) June 14, 2022
Pay for your talent. https://t.co/oDFUJPq7qA
— Zachary Wentz (@ZacharyWentz) June 14, 2022
Responsibility. I said that last night in a space. If we can’t hold people accountable for their actions, nothing will change. I have to wait @TheJakeCrist to hold IWA accountable for its actions!
— Neil Diamond Cutter (@FearlessNeil) June 14, 2022
— The Bloodbath Behemoth (@Tank_Est1996) June 14, 2022