On the Eve of our debut event in Los Angeles, MEXPW might face legal action at the hands of XPW.
Posted by: Pinche Gordo 02/24/12
Insiders at MEXPW say they have been served with a Cease and Desist letter from XPW's parent companies XEG and Big Vision Entertainment. The Cease and Desist states that MEXPW infringes on their trademark of XPW. XEG/Big Vision are giving MEXPW owner Mike Hartsfield two options: Shut down your company and do not hold your event scheduled for February 25th or license the name XPW as part of your name to avoid any further legal action. This Cease and Desist letter came directly from XEG CEO Rick Mahr and Big Vision Entertainment CEO Houston Curtis to MEXPW owners Mike Hartsfield and Damian 666.
When asked for comment, Hartsfield stated "Unless they have trademarked (or have some other exclusive use of) the word Mexican or Pro Wrestling, we are not responsible for any wrong doing. Names of pro wrestling companies are based on acronyms. Pro Wrestling is very common in names for wrestling promotions (obviously). Our "MEX" is from "Mexican" and has nothing to do with "X" meaning "Xtreme" and their origin of borrowing it from ECW (Extreme Championship Wrestling). I believe Mahr is angry about the fact that I wasn't interested in dealing with them and their nonsense in regards to a relaunch of XPW. Just because you had enough money to buy a dying/dead company that had been run into the ground, doesn't mean you know the first thing about running a promotion. They are trying to push us around and think they can because they have more money than us. We didn't come here to make friends, we came to make history. We won't back down."