We're getting more details as the day goes on, but they're very sketchy. "This person told that person" sketchy. I beg the reader to take this information with a grain of salt.
From what we can gather, at some point on Friday evening Action Unlimited wrestler "Banger" Ritch Howe dropped a challenge to the controversial Justin Vacula. Vacula is a Wilkes-Barre area college student who has gained considerable controversy in the local media for his staunch social beliefs. Howe, without the permission of Action Unlimited, made a challenge to this effect : If Justin Vacula accepts a five minute exhibition match (Justin Vacula , mind you, is in no way, shape, or form a trained pro wrestler) an unnamed person will donate $1000.00 to Christopher Krout and family, the charity "Action Unlimited 2: Winter Showcase" is set to benefit January 10.
Earlier today we contacted Action Unlimited CEO Ted Garvin. While obviously very apprehensive about the situation, Garvin stated that he had heard the rumors we had heard, but was also not in a position to comment on Ritch's challenge. He also reiterated that "Banger" is currently scheduled to contend for the new Anthracite Tag Team Championship teaming with Head The Ice Crusher on January 10th, and has heard no news of any lineup changes. In short, Garvin has no news, and as of this writing, has not endorsed or acknowledged Howe's actions.
Ritch Howe, for his part, has gone unusually quiet. Outside of posts on his personal Facebook ( some of the recent entries include: "Hahahahahahaha Judges sold kids into slavery....and are more popular than Justin "Eat Me" Vacula." and "...Looks like Justin Vacula eats s&!t. $10 says we never hear his name again.") "Banger" has been uncharacteristically mum regarding the situation.
Ritch has announced that, at some point Monday evening, he will contact WILK 103.1 FM personality Steve Corbett and make his challenge live on air.
Justin Vacula has made no comment regarding "Banger" Ritch Howe in any outlet.
We will bring you more on this bizarre situation as it unfolds.