About the chairs. We are sorry if anyone was inconvenienced.
The reason that only 200 of the normal chairs were set up was that PWG did not believe that the attendance would surpass that amount. One reason for this theory was in part due to the lack of "big name" talent such as Samoa Joe, Frankie Kazarian, Christopher Daniels, AJ Styles, etc...
If you'll recall the event "Straight To DVD," the attendance was at 200 fans. One reason for this less than normal turnout was the lack of "big name" talent.
Obviously PWG underestimated the interest of the fans. I have no doubt that Guerrilla Warfare at "Astonishing X-Mas" had an impact on "Cruisin For A Bruisin's" turnout.
Despite the minor set back of having too few chairs, we borrowed around 100 chairs from the JCC to allow for everyone to have a seat. All the additional chairs were set up prior to the start of the show. Finding a free chair in the crowd was a bit more difficult as they were scattered and buried amongst the taken ones. Like it was reported, most everyone found a chair following the 1st match.
I spoke with several people after the show, and was assured that on the next occassion a substantial amount of chairs will be ordered. Believe me when I say that we want to avoid seating fiascos like last night, and if you'll recall, the Battle of Los Angeles.
As for the busted second rope. The ring crew and I have nothing to do with that. The ropes used for this particular ring have nearly been streched to their limit. The bigger reason as to why the peg comes loose on the turnbuckles almost constantly is due to the fact that the peg used isn't bolted off on the underside.
A simple suggestion that I have made to PWG and the suppliers of the ring time and time again is to purchase some new pegs that can have nuts screwed onto the underside of the turnbuckle (although not too protruding as that could cut up anyone who dives between the turnbuckles for example). I have also suggested that new ropes be purchased and used, although that is a much more expensive option.
Now, if that takes care of all grievences...
I was overwhelmingly surprised by both the turnout and the quality of the show. It's sad that I underestimated both.